Vintage car drivers can sing a song about it: Not only the parts procurement can become a life's work, also accessories such as manuals are often difficult to get. Porsche Classic now helps with new editions of the original manuals.

The new documents can now be ordered and delivered worldwide via any Porsche Center. A selection is also available in the Porsche Classic Online Shop, Porsche announces. The Classic department has reissued more than 700 original operating instructions for almost every model since 1952. Owners of older Porsche models can now easily find overviews of types, dimensions and tolerances, radio numbers, paint data labels and everything that makes classic car fans happy.

The item "Printed matter Porsche" was added on 29.04.2019 in the category News by Mirko Stepan with the keywordsCar, Oldtimer, Accessories, Sports Cars, Short News, News,released.


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Seat has belonged to the VW Group since 1986, but was once an independent Spanish brand. At the Techno Classica in Essen, models from the late 1960s are now in the limelight.

They are celebrating their 50th birthday. In 1969, for example, the Seat 1430 came on the market. The model is an evolution of the Seat 124 and is considered the epitome of perfected Spanish sedan. These and other Seat models of the 1960s and 1970s can be admired at the fair (until April 14, 2019).

Distinguishing features are the dual headlights (the "124" had only single headlights) and the larger rear lights. Under the hood is a 51 kW engine (70 hp) with a displacement of 1.438 liters. This makes it around 7 kW / 10 hp more than the standard 1.2-liter engine of the predecessor.

The "1430" Seat has also earned some highlights of its motorsport history: The most powerful models were very successful in the rally championships and mid-1970s four Spanish rallyes decide – a golden age for "Seat Competicion", the former Racing department of the brand.

Speaking of racing: His engine was also used in the Formula 1430 – the first Spanish racing series for single-seater, which called Seat in the early 1970s to life. The Formula 1430 was considered a springboard for Spanish racers.

The article "Spanish Driving Pleasure of the 'Sixties" was added to the category News by Lars Wallerang on 11.04.2019 Oldtimer, Motorsport, Fair, History, News, released.


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"Giants" of the story: Based on the Hollywood classic with James Dean, the cult actor's car is still very popular today. Even the legendary Aston Martin by James Bond is unforgotten. Both came in the reader's choice of classic car magazine "Motor Klassik" far ahead. The readers proved at the "Motor Klassik Award 2019" anyway, that above all the great legends of the automobile history are loved to heart and soul.

Among other things, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL "Flgeltrer", the BMW M1, the Porsche 911 (993) and also known as James Bond car Aston Martin DB5 landed on the top spots. James Dean's Porsche 550 Spyder (1954) took a strong second place. A total of 16,333 readers were able to choose from a preselection of the editors from the classics of the Jahrgnge from the 1920s to the 1990s, each with six candidates.

In the oldest cars of the reader's choice from the 1920s and 1930s, the Mercedes 540K Special Roadster (1936) won. The most popular car of the 1940s and 1950s is the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL "Flgeltrer" (1954), in the 1960s category triumphed the Aston Martin DB5 (1965), in the automobiles of the 1970s, the BMW M1 of 1978, the Porsche 959 (1986) decided the valuation of the 1980s for itself, the Porsche 911 series 993 (1993) was in the youngsters from the 1990s, right up front.

The election also included the "classics of the future 2019", where six current cars were entered into the race in nine categories. Among other things won there the Maserati GranTurismo in the vehicle category "coups".

The article "cult figures in cult cars: Dean and Bond highly in the course" was on 10.04.2019 in the category News by Andreas Reiners with the keywords Oldtimer, Classic Vehicles, Youngtimer, Award, News, released.


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With its white-blue livery, the VW Bulli T1 from 1966 is a real eye-catcher. But only until the second look. Then it becomes clear: This vehicle is a "blender". At the Techno Classica in Essen, the expert organization Dekra shows under the motto "Outside hui, inside pfui", why the second look can be worthwhile.

"When restoring this T1, a lot of effort was made to achieve a good exterior appearance, and the surface finish would initially look good," explains Andreas Lahne, coordinator of Dekra Classic Services. "If you look closely, you realize what's wrong with this vehicle – and that's a whole lot."

For example, there are obvious features when checking the lift. The underbody was not authentically restored, for example, with non-vehicle-specific metal sheets. "In addition: Since someone has not welded properly, seams are not properly sealed – the result are perforation in the entire floor assembly and in the superstructure," said the expert.

Also, by measuring the coating thickness is clear: There is something wrong. A thermal imaging camera makes it visible: "The body parts were not completely properly and professionally restored," said Lahne. An additional endoscopic examination reveals a veritable corrosion landscape inside the various longitudinal and transverse beams.

"No vintage car friend would really enjoy this vehicle," says the Dekra expert. "It's a prime example that you should not be fooled by the external appearance under any circumstances." Especially when it comes to higher sums of money, the exact look of the professional is very valuable.

The article "Beware of" dazzling "Oldtimer-Schein can deceive" was added on 08.04.2019 in the category Guide by Andreas Reiners with the keywords Oldtimer, Messe, Ratgeber, Tipp & Infos, released.


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At the Essen Techno Classica 2019 you can admire fiery oldtimer sedans and rustic gel-ding cars as well as fiery cars. BMW is now bringing the jewels of motorsport history out of the garage.

The successes and the joys of BMW and Mini are the focus of Mnchner's appearance at the Techno Classica 2019 in Essen. Visitors to the world-famous vintage car exhibition can not only look back on a century full of records and sporting excellence, but also on 90 years of BMW automobile production and the 60-year history of Mini.

The compressor machine, with which Georg "Schorsch" Meier won the race at the Tourist Trophy on the Isle of Man in 1939, stands next to the BMW S 1000 RR, with which the Northern Irishman Michael Dunlop managed the same trick exactly 75 years later. With the BMW V12 LMR, the BMW Group Classic commemorates the success of the Le Mans 24-hour race in 1999. Pierluigi Martini, Joachim Winkelhock and Yannick Dalmas steered the 20-year-old car driven by a twelve-cylinder engine to overall victory in this race legendary endurance race.

And also the sporty career of the Classic Mini is commended with a jubilee vehicle. Shown here is the Mini 1275 GT, with which Briton Richard Longman won the British Touring Car Championship for the second time in a row 40 years ago. With twice the success in the British touring car series, the small car had once again prevailed against significantly larger and stronger competitors. Longman's racing car was based on the production Mini 1275 GT, which had begun with the front end of the 1969 presented Mini Clubman and a 59 hp 1.3 liter engine the successor to the Mini Cooper S. On the 10th of April the Techno Classica starts.

The article "Motorsport-Giants with History" was added to the category Motorsport-Giant with History on 04.04.2019 by Lars Wallerang Fair, classic cars, sports cars, motorsports, racing cars, presentation, released.


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Every year the same basic question: Which battery clamp has to be the first one at the spring-fit of the classic car? Answers to this and similar problems have been compiled by the ADAC classics experts.

A little thought support for the battery connection: The temperatures are moving back in the plus range, so it's only the plus pole turn, then only the ground or minus pole. If the current transmitter is connected, a check of all functions follows. "Already a slight corrosion development on connectors and fuses can cause a surprising blackout," says the ADAC.

In principle, the engine oil and coolant level, fuel hoses and air pressure must be checked before the first exit. If the engine does not start or if it does not change into a smooth engine running even after the usual warm-up period, the machine should not be strained unnecessarily. "Further starting attempts are to be avoided, because unburned fuel can cause damage", so the ADAC.

The first braking maneuvers of the season require special attention. Flash rust on the brake discs and in the brake drums must first be abraded by careful braking.

And then the view of the HU badge is also advisable, in order to make the appointment for the next main investigation again in mind.

The article "So the oldie becomes springlike" was added on March 14, 2013 in the category Guide by Rudolf Huber with the keywords Classic Cars, Classic Vehicles, Guides, Tips & Info, released.


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Some cars have aged in dignity. This is especially true for oldies with H license plate. These pets are usually very well maintained and technically in top form. With around 490,000 classic cars with H-plates, the classic stock has reached a new high in Germany. Only vehicles that are at least 30 years old and have been recognized as "motor vehicle cultural assets" after an official examination (article 23 StVZO) are ennobled with an "H".

However, the majority are currently veterans with more than 30 years of service on the hump, the cucumber without H license plates. They often have more defects. The GT Gesellschaft für Technische surveillance has examined prewar vehicles and classics in the age group 30 to 40 years and presented the results at the Retro Classics in Stuttgart.

Most of the H-Schtzchen are in good condition and usually have no or only a few technical defects. So it is not surprising that the most well-maintained classics with H license plates in comparison to vehicles without H license plate with about ten percentage points less toll on the way.

With the vintage age, the number of cars with H license plates drops to well below 50 percent. In the 30- to 40-year-old cars, 27.9 percent of the classics are on the road with "minor defects". The proportion of "significant and dangerous deficiencies" is 17.8 percent. More than half of the classics (54.3 percent) receive the new test sticker at the first attempt at the main inspection (HU).

For comparison: In the vintage cars without H license plates, the number of vehicles is almost 55 percent higher. With "minor deficiencies" are here 30.0 percent and with "significant and dangerous flaws" 24.8 percent of the classics on the road. 45.2 percent complete the main investigation "without apparent defects".

Urgrovters among the cars are usually in particularly good condition: 81.6 percent of the vehicles registered in the street traffic classic cars of the years of construction from 1920 to 1940 are mostly in very good condition and without any defects. Only 14.9 percent of the historic vehicles from this period have "minor defects", at just 3.5 percent, the GT-Prfingenieure "substantial and dangerous shortcomings" noted.

The item "Oldies with H-plate mostly topfit" was added on March 11 ,1919 in the category News by Lars Wallerang with the keywords Oldtimer, license plates, main inspection, news, released.


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She is only 20 years old, the classic car rally "Bosch Boxenberg Klassik". The parade of vehicles, of course, goes deeper into the past. On June 28, 2019, the ignition keys are turned over.

In the year 2000, at that time as an internal one-day company event, it was launched for the first time. Meanwhile, the starting field consists of about 150 classic vehicles, and the three-day event has firmly established itself in the classic car scene.

To celebrate the anniversary, special highlights await the participants: There are two different rating classes. The class "Tradition" for participants who want to enjoy the beautiful route and have fun with the usual original tasks.

The new category "Sport" is aimed at participants who want to tackle a rally more ambitious and enjoy sporting rally exams. Here, a longer route is driven, and the participants complete additional rating tests, such as light barriers. On June 28, the participants will meet for a get-together on the grounds of the Motorworld Region Stuttgart in Bblingen. On the 29th of June the first stage will be on. After driving through the picturesque Northern Black Forest, the rally participants meet for lunch break in the Waldachtal. Finally, you roar to the milestone of the first day, the Bosch site Schwieberdingen, home of the Bosch Oldtimer Schrauber e. V., which was founded there 20 years ago.

On the final day, the classics take the second day's stage under the wheels, which leads to the Bosch Boxberg test center. At the testing ground, it is important to complete a series of special stages in front of a large audience. The highlight here is the big vehicle parade on the high speed oval.

The article "Bosch brings history on Trot" was published on 08.03.2019 in the category News by Lars Wallerang with the keywords Rally, classic cars, news, released.


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