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Turbo fever: One man's passion for vintage Porsche 911 Turbos (pictures)

Magnus Walker, the Urban Outlaw, has a passion for vintage Porsche 911 Turbos, and we went to visit him to find out why.

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Drew Stearne

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Magnus Walker, better known as the Urban Outlaw, has a special place in his heart for vintage Turbos.
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Magnus's workshop/home in Los Angeles is home to some of the best examples of early 911s.
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A Turbo from any year is easily spotted from any angle by its aggressive stance.
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This paint job, along with it's avocado interior, make for a very rare combo.
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This '76 Turbo is a European edition, made for the Swiss market.
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The Fuchs wheels are classic Porsche touch.
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All of Walker's cars are made to be driven, not just kept locked away.
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The whale tail may spoil the traditional lines of the 911 but the performance it promises makes up for that.
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There are few things as nice as a sunset drive in a classic Porsche in the City of Angels.
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Walker is a common sight on the roads near his workshop.
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Interiors aren't made like this anymore.
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This represents Walker's dose of "Turbo Fever."
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Walker customises many of his cars but his Turbos are mostly kept stock.
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The increasingly shrinking rear of a Turbo is everyone else's most common view.
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Baby got back.
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Avocado may not have been everyone's number one choice of interior colour, but it does make for a rare example of the breed.
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Even the floor mats won't let you forget what car you're in.
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The '70s were an odd time for fashion.
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There's a contrast between industrial LA and the smooth lines of the 911 Turbo, yet it feels at home on the Californian roads.
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Walker described the techniques required to drive an older Turbo well. You need your wits about you to keep it in check.
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If you're not used to the lag in early Turbos, you're in for a surprise when it kicks in.
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Walker is happiest behind the wheel, his substantial volume of hair blowing in the wind.
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Walker's home and garage have become almost as famous as him.
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The challenge of driving older Turbos makes for a satisfying experience when you get it just right.
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If you spot a classic 911 Turbo in LA there's a good chance Magnus will be behind the wheel.
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Walker still has quite a few Turbos he would like to add to his collection to make it complete.
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The gold Campagnolo wheels are a great touch on this Euro 911 Turbo.
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Walker in front of his Turbos.
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Seeing the Turbos lined up is quite a sight.
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Walker will leave the stickers previous owners have put on the cars if he feels they are in keeping with the history of the car.
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Each one looks ready to pounce.
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Magnus Walker is probably one of the most recognisable Porsche collectors in the world.

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