Last month saw the 60th anniversary of the unveiling of the Porsche 901 at the 1963 Frankfurt Motor Show. Last month I was also in California at the seventh Rennsport Reunion, the largest gathering of all things Porsche there has ever been anywhere in the world. It was also where I found the sixth and seventh 901s ever made, two of just 82 such cars created before Peugeot got stroppy and asserted its rights to all three-digit numbers with a zero in the middle and the 901 became the 911.
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Andrew Frankel has been racing cars for over 20 years and testing them for nearer to 30. He is senior contributing writer to both Autocar and MotorSport magazines, sits on the Car of the Year jury and was chief car tester for the Sunday Times for 15 years. He cites driving and writing as the only disciplines for which he has any talent and therefore considers himself vocationally employed. When he is not working he lives quietly in the Wye Valley with his family, a small and unimportant accumulation of cheap old cars and some sheep.