Question: what's the best car to pose in front of?

Written by Super User | Saturday, 24 March 2012 12:33
Porsche Carrera 2.7 RS

Universally liked, a 911 might be a very good candidate to answer the question, as is the case with this photo taken outside of the Zandvoort circuit along the dutch coastline in the summer of 1974. Especially so because the guy in the photo called 'Roland', poses with a Carrera 2.7 RS. I'm pretty sure this Porsche Carrera 2.7 RS is the real deal, considering it is highly unlikely that someone with a brand-new and expensive run-of-the-mill 911 would go through all the trouble to widen its arches and so on, while Porsche still produced the 2.7 RS for a good price in 1974. Questionable is, though, the taste of the original owner, red wheels on a green body? And what's with the red stripes on the hatch, roof and the rear duck-tail? Must've been a special order vehicle through Porsche's personalisation division (surely they had that already in 1974), I can't imagine Porsche would've put this on the option list. In a way though, it makes it unique, special, which must be the main arguement for being the best car to pose in front of. It certainly was in 1974, when the only thing more impressive to pose in front of would be some Ferraris or Lamborghinis, but then again those would make you look a bit of a tit. Those were poster cars for children, Porsches are for the real world, for normal guys, like Roland.