Last week I asked for knowledge on the Jaguar Mk7. British Jaguars used Grace, Space and Pace as their motto. This was very much so in the early 50’s when Jaguar added the Mk7 saloon to the XK 120 in the showrooms. There was another called the Mk7 M. What was the difference between the two Mk7’s, and why? This was relatively easy. Manufacturing in the early days of Browns Lane was somewhat haphazard. The Mk 5 chassis was used on the Mk7 and 7M so the underpinnings were the same. Mk 8 was a 7M with uprated body (no central divider on the windscreen, for example). The horn grilles are different and the fog lamps are in a different position on the bumper bar. The electrics were also different between the two Mk7’s with the M getting Mk8 wiring.
So to this week. Let’s look at some Porsche history. What was the difference between the 72 Porsche 911 and the 73 911 horn grilles?