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October 21, 2021

This Devin “D” Is Powered by Porsche

by Mike Gulett –

I saw this beautiful 1962 Devin “D” Porsche at the Carmel Concours on the Avenue in August 2021. The sign on the car said this is a rare factory built version originally delivered to King Motor Company in Southern California with all Porsche mechanical components.

This is a beautiful sports car in great colors. I love the combination of American design and Porsche power.

Devin "D" Porsche

Devin "D" Porsche

Devin Brochure: 1960 – Provided by Geoffrey Hacker

“The Devin “D” offers exciting performance and touring comfort combined with economy in initial cost and operation. Strikingly different and appealing in appearance, the “D” represents another Devin masterpiece in simplicity and sound auto design.

The finished car will weigh under 1,200 lbs, so you can imagine the performance, even with the Volkswagen engine, and especially with the Porsche engine! At the same time the car is very comfortable and handles very well.”

Devin "D" Brochure

Devin "D" Brochure

Devin "D" Porsche

Specifications:

Here’s what’s in the brochure:

* Wheelbase: 82”

* Tread (front): 51.4”

* Tread (rear): 49.2”

* Length Overall: 153”

* Width: 60”

* Height: 46”

* Curb weight: 1,180 lbs

Devin "D" Brochure

Devin "D" Brochure

Retail Prices:

* Complete Kit, less the stock Volkswagen or Porsche components: $1,495

* Complete Car, with standard 1192 engine: $2,950

* Complete Car, with optional 1600 engine: $3,350

Let us know what you think in the Comments.

 

 

Devin "D" Porsche

Devin "D" Porsche

Photos by Mike Gulett.
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This beautiful 1962 Devin "D" Porsche was at the Carmel Concours on the Avenue in August 2021. This is a rare factory built version originally delivered to King Motor Company in Southern California with all Porsche mechanical components.
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  1. Wes Stewart says

    A local guy here in Tucson built several cars from the frame up, including making his own bodies. He was fond of Olds and Pontiac engines. But I also remember his Devin-bodied car seen here:

    http://www.tamsoldracecarsite.net/TownsendSpecial3.html

    Lots of Townsend history by following the links. The number 204 car on the trailer is pictured in Tucson with the Santa Catalina Mts in the background. We used to drag race on a taxiway at Davis-Monthan AFB. See:

    http://cacklefest.com/SpeedSport.shtml

    Lots of Devin history here :

    https://www.devinspecial.com/

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