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1. Video: Comedy is a Concealed Weapon
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

It's not everyday that we witness a 1949 Porsche 356 "Gmünd" coupe, let alone one driving around the streets of Los Angeles. With Jerry Seinfeld at the wheel and Jay Leno in the passenger seat. But that's what happens in Seinfeld's latest episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

Seinfeld's 1949 356 is the 40th built in Porsche's factory in Gmünd, Austria (hence the car's nickname), with a body that was hammered into shape by hand. Despite its age, he says the car retains all of its original parts! The shape of these early cars still influence Porsche vehicle design today, which is seen in the curves of the latest 911s.

Both Seinfeld and Leno are Porsche aficionados, a fact that shines through in this nearly 15-minute spot. If you have some spare time, it's worth checking out the video, if not for the hilarious banter between the two comedy legends, then to see a Gmünd coupe being driven around Los Angeles in all its glory. Enjoy!

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2. Buying a certified preowned Porsche pays off
By Darrel J. Doré
In September, I embarked on my third trip across the United States since I retired in 2007 — and most importantly, my first cross-country trip in my 2009 Porsche Boxster. The last time I drove cross-country in a Porsche was 41 years earlier in my shiny, new Irish Green 1971 Porsche 911T. Needless to say, my head was filled with nostalgia and excitement. My delight quickly ended when a broken cable left me stranded on the side of the road. Thankfully, I had a certified preowned Porsche, and it certainly paid off.
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3. A day in the life of a vintage Porsche owner
By Noelle Talmon
I affectionately call my black 1976 911S "Smoky," because the first week I owned him smoke billowed out of the engine compartment while I was driving around my neighborhood. Fearing my skills behind a Volkswagen didn't translate into the more difficult Porsche clutch, I was relieved to discover it was just the heat exchange hose that had popped off and needed adjustment. The name Smoky stuck, and I discovered that owning a vintage car has its set of challenges.
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4. First Porsche uncovered after 112 years of hiding
Yahoo Autos
For as much as we talk about barn finds, the window of time for such vehicles tends to be measured in a few decades; any more than that and the ravages of time and memory tend to destroy anything so long abandoned. On Monday, Porsche revealed that it had recently acquired the barn find of the century — the first car ever designed by founder Ferdinand Porsche, which hit the roads of Austria in 1898, and has been locked away untouched for the past 112 years.
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5. The 2014 Porsche 911 Targa: The world premiere of a modern classic
Porsche
At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Porsche is introducing two new models to the 911 range: the 911 Targa 4 and 911 Targa 4S. These models are the first to combine the classic Targa concept with cutting edge, innovative roof technology. Just like the legendary original 911 Targa of 1965, the new models feature the distinctive Targa roof bar, a movable front roof section, and a wraparound rear window. But unlike the classic 911 Targa, the roof segment can be opened and closed at the push of a button. The fully automatic roof system stows the Targa top behind the rear seats.
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