The world that shop owner Marlon Goldberg created at Workshop 5001 in Los Angeles is one of Porsche wet dreams. Workshop 5001’s Porsche builds are completed as bare tub restorations, including Mil-Spec wiring, full interiors, motorsport suspension, custom components, and of course, top-notch engine work. They excel at both vintage and modern Porsche work. Take
This build of a 1963 356 B Cabriolet Porsche done by Marlon Goldberg of Workshop 5001 features a four-cylinder 2.5L engine called the Polo engine. It uses mixed and matched parts from almost every generation of air-cooled 911 engine ever built, as well as parts from some of the water-cooled era. The result is this oddity Porsche powerplant, and it’s awesome!
Everyone has their favorite engines for one reason or another, and Workshop 5001 owner Marlon Goldberg will argue the air-cooled flat six Porsche engine is one of the best ever. Marlon has a rich background in Porsche cars and engines having worked for Porsche dealerships and at Singer Vehicle Design – a Porsche restoration company.
The Porsche name has become synonymous with sports cars and racing heritage because that is what company founders Ferdinand Porsche and his son “Ferry” set out to build when they first set up shop in 1948.
MAHLE Motorsport, with its longstanding OE and race relationship with Porsche, has developed piston kits with a modern design and components that add up to increased power and durability.
Workshop 5001 owner Marlon Goldberg will argue the air-cooled flat six Porsche motor is one of the best engines ever, and it’s a key element to making a 911 the great car that it is. Workshop 5001 recently restored a ’72 911 using mixed and matched parts from different eras of 911s to create a ‘what if’ car. It features an engine from a 1986 911. “For me it’s all about the motor in the car. The chassis is obviously done to the highest level, but it’s the house for this badass motor,” an air-cooled flat six twin plug 3.4L engine. Find out what went into this ‘holy grail’ of Porsches!