There was a time when cars were assembled by hand, each seeing a great deal of care and craftsmanship, a time when the connection between the assembly line worker and his product was a great deal closer than todays autmotive manufacturing plants. And while I recognize some factories, Ferrari for instance, still do a great deal of hand assembling, the days of pouring sweat, blood and tears into an automobile are long since over. Thankfully in some respects. But at the same time, the craftsmanship that accompanied an early 70’s Porsche cannot be matched by todays mass production techniques.

Okay, maybe I am being a bit over dramatic, but follow the link and have a look at these photos taken by Guy Apple at the Porsche Factory in 1972, and hopefully you’ll understand what I am talking about... [read more]

Photo: Guy Apple
Editorial: Justin W. Coffey

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