In 1984, this 911 Carrera 3.2 became the company car of the assistant to the Porsche CEO. Its spectacular visual appearance was a harbinger of what Porsche would offer to a wider clientèle under the Porsche Exclusive label from 1986 onwards.
In the year that it celebrates its first double-digit birthday, the Porsche Museum is taking previously unseen vehicles from its collection to the Stuttgart Messe: the first Porsche 917 and the lightweight 910/8 Bergspyder.
Nina Vetterli-Treml is familiar with grooves and vibes, both in music and in the automotive realm. After all, these two worlds have shaped her life. Rock’n’roll mixes with petrol in her veins. An unusual combination which takes her from a recording studio in Zurich to a large garage in Vienna.
At the beginning of the 1970s, the two Spanish rally drivers Eladio Doncel
and Alberto Ruiz-Giménez lined up at the start in their identical Porsche 911 ST 2.3 cars. One of the 911 models has stood the test of time and is today cherished and maintained – and driven – in Bavaria.
The traces of the years adorn the metal and imbue it with character. Preserving them is the aim of a “patina restoration”. And sometimes it is possible to add a modicum of style to these scars acquired during a car’s life with a dash of high art. As in the case of this black-plate Porsche 356 from sunny California.