Last Call: Not So Tachy Edition

POrsche Tach
Show of hands, who knew that Porsche’s 356 had a 5,000-rpm redline?
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  1. JayP Avatar

    That radio knob is elegant.

    1. Batshitbox Avatar

      First thing I noticed (it helps that it’s right at the depth of field.) Also, is that an AM/FM/SW receiver?

      1. dukeisduke Avatar

        Actually, I think it’s a longwave band radio (AM/FM/LW). It’s not as popular as it was, but there were quite a few LW stations in Europe in the ’50s and ’60s. Basically 153-433KHz.
        And here’s a cool page I found with Becker, Blaupunkt, and Telefunken radios for Mercedes-Benz Ponton cars:

        1. Eric Rucker Avatar

          Looks like it’s a Radiomatic, TA 3P4 or TA 3P8, I think.
          Shortwave, mediumwave, and longwave (AM) it seems.

    2. dead_elvis, inc. Avatar
      dead_elvis, inc.

      Good looks AND weight reduction!

  2. dukeisduke Avatar

    What about cars with the built-up Hirth roller cranks? I thought some of those spun faster than that.

  3. njhoon Avatar

    There is a guy on Instagram with a barn find 356. He sorted in mechanically and drives the hell out of it. It s a fun page. and a you tube thing on him:

    1. Vairship Avatar

      Great story!

  4. Kiefmo Avatar

    ::raises hand::
    Thanks to Need For Speed: Porsche Unlimited

  5. hove102 Avatar

    *raises hand*
    This is about all most VW engines are good for. Built ones will rev out but even those start to get a bit winded past 6. Generally, VW flat-4’s are not big fans of revving fast or high.

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