Published on August 29th, 2019 | by Subhash Nair0
Take a Look at this Perfect 911 1st Gen (F-Model)
To celebrate the arrival of the 8th-generation Porsche 911 in Malaysia, Sime Darby Auto Performance gathered together prime examples from each iteration of the icon. Today, we take a look at the original F-Model.
The 911 was imagined as a successor to the Porsche 356 that was larger, more comfortable and more powerful. Most are probably familiar with the story of how it got its name. If you’re not, they’ve answered it themselves:
In essence, Peugeot claimed to have the rights to naming cars with ‘0’s between the first and last digits.
The Porsche 911 became available to the public sometime in 1964. The F-Model represents the tail end of the product cycle for this first generation. It was built between 1969 and 1971.
It could be specified with 2-2.4-litre boxer engines producing between 110hp to 190hp depending on model and market. If the 911E market is any indication, its output should be around 165hp. Not much by today’s standards, but given the era and the lack of weight and complexity, this kind of power would have been visceral (and probably still is).
This particular 911 F-Model is in excellent condition. It features a classic Fuchs-designed wheel with a dual-tone finish. While the original rims were 15″ and 5.5″ wide according to this official parts list, the wheels on this car appear to be a little wider. This is because the Bridgestone Potenza G009 tyres on these rims appear to measure 205/60R15. If this is correct, the rims would have to be 6-7.5″ wide. Small, matter as the design is period correct.
Whether or not you’re a Porsche fan, you’ve got to admire how beautiful and beautifully kept this original model is. Kudos to the owner of the vehicle and Porsche and the 911 community for keeping used parts in stock.
In our next post, we’ll cover the G-Model 911.