Contemporary Porsche RS 60 Poster, Was, Is, Will be
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Size: 25 x 37.75
About The Poster: Issued as part of a series of posters advertizing the 2008 Porsche RS 60, this 1960s-style poster makes use of photomontage, flat colors and a fondness for geometry and typography to evoke the Swiss "International Style" that took over the world of graphic advertizing during the 1960s. At the same time, the 1960s were the founding - and glorious - years for the RS 60, and the posters marry style and slogans to evoke how far this "winning recipe" of a car has come.
We recently purchased two other Porsche posters that seem to have been issued for the same purposes, with the cars sporting German plates. It seems safe to say that these posters were produced in Europe for an English-speaking market. The poster is printed on thick stock paper and is in good condition.
According to Wikipedia, "the 718 was a development of the already successful Porsche 550A with improvements being made to the body work and suspension. The new front frame resembled the letter K if viewed from the front and this led to the car being referred to as the RSK.In 1959 the car claimed overall victory at the Targa Florio driven by Edgar Barth and Wolfgang Seidel. A 718 also won the European Hill Climb Championship in both 1958 and 1959. In 1961 Masten Gregory and Bob Holbert piloted a 718/4 RS Spyder to a class win at Le Mans. For the 1960 season the FIA made changes to the regulation regarding the windscreen and cockpit size. These rules changes together with a larger (1.6 litre) Type 547/3 engine, developing 160 horsepower (120 kW) and a new double wishbone rear suspension brought about the RS 60 model. The RS 60 brought Porsche victory at the 1960 12 Hours of Sebring with a car driven by Hans Herrmann and Olivier Gendebien. 1960 also saw Porsche win the Targa Florio with Hans Herrmann being joined on the winner podium by Jo Bonnier and Graham Hill. The RS 60 also ensured that Porsche successfully defended their European Hill Climb Championship for the third year in a row."
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- Width: 25 inches
- Height: 37.75 inches
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