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The 5 Quickest Production Porsches Of The 60’s

By   August 2, 2013

1968 Porsche 911

1968 Porsche 911 is One of the 5 Quickest Production Porsches of the 60’s

Porsches have been some of the best performing cars of their time. Earlier this week we ran down the list of the 5 quickest Porsches of the 1950s and now we are on to the 1960s. To get this list we took a look at the available data and used the standing quarter mile time as the main metric. While quarter mile times aren’t the only measure of performance, it is what we will use for this list and we will have future lists using other measurements to try and put together lists of the best handling cars.

  1. 1966 Porsche 911 S
    The 1966 911 S could go from 0 to 60 mph just 8 seconds and could run the standing quarter mile in 15.5 seconds. And remember that in the mid-60’s this was quite good performance.
  2. 1964 Porsche 911
    The ’64 911 is capable of going from 0 to 60 mph in 8.8 seconds. Its quarter mile time was 16.2 seconds, not bad for its time and near the beginning of production of a new model.
  3. 1968 Porsche 911 Sportomatic
    The ’68 911 equiped with Sportomatic could go from 0 to 60 mph in 10.2 seconds and run the quarter mile in 17.3 seconds.
  4. 1960 Porsche 356B
    When the 60’s started the 356B had some good performance for its time. It could go from 0 to 60 mph in 11.5 seconds and run the quarter mile in 18.0 seconds. Although, if you ever drive one it feels faster than those numbers.
  5. 1967 Porsche 912
    The entry level 912 was able to go from 0 to 60 mph in 11.6 seconds and run the quarter mile in 18.1 seconds. Those times are pretty close to the 356 which makes sense as it had essentially the same engine.

This list is based on the data that is available to us, so feel free to let us know if you have different data. All of these cars are great in there own right and they were some of the faster cars available in the 1960s. Plus if you drive one of these cars they all feel faster than these times imply.

Let us know in the comments below what you think of the cars in this list.

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