Diverse Porsche Lineup Wows ‘Manhattan Beach Cars & Coffee’

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Porsche 911 SC

From cool replicas to air-cooled classics and modern machines, Porsche fans had plenty to take in at this classic SoCal event.

In the friendly climate of Southern California, Cars & Coffee events aren’t seasonal — they go year-round. Thus, while most of the country finds itself mired in the worst part of winter this time of year, the left coast is out enjoying some mild and beautiful weather. That was certainly the case at the most recent edition of Manhattan Beach Cars & Coffee, an event we here at Rennlist attended last weekend.

Hosted by MB Motoring and South Bay Exotics, Manhattan Beach C&C takes place on the last Saturday of each month just outside El Segundo. And just like every month, we spotted a solid and rather diverse showing of Porsche machinery at this latest gathering. One that, interestingly enough, was almost like a veritable timeline of the company’s 70 year history.

Type 540

It all started with what appears to be a replica of the incredibly rare Type 540 America Roadster. A car with maybe 11 surviving examples. This particular car looks like it gets driven pretty hard too. Heck, it even sports a Mille Miglia sticker on the front fender. It’s a nice nod to one of the most storied Porsche machines in history. Not to mention one of the more iconic endurance races ever conceived.

Porsche 928

Joining that cool little ride were a host of Porsches from newer generations. There was a rather nice 911 SC sporting a Luftgekühlt badge, a super clean 996, and even a 928. Surprisingly, we didn’t spot too many modern Porsche vehicles, save for a Cayman GT4. But there’s nothing wrong with that.

Porsche 996 911

This month’s Manhattan Beach Cars & Coffee certainly didn’t disappoint, and it already has us looking forward to the next one. So if you’re out and about on February 23, be sure and bring your Porsche by The Point!

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Brett Foote has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto Group sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other popular sites.

He has been an automotive enthusiast since the day he came into this world and rode home from the hospital in a first-gen Mustang, and he's been wrenching on them nearly as long.

In addition to his expertise writing about cars, trucks, motorcycles, and every other type of automobile, Brett had spent several years running parts for local auto dealerships.

You can follow along with his builds and various automotive shenanigans on Instagram: @bfoote.

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