This car was recently acquired by our customer. Minor oil and coolant leaks were found. As we got deeper into it, there were surprises. Not sweet surprises, like realizing you’re in love with your childhood best friend.
Interesting stuff if you’re into this kind of thing. It’s not that uncommon to find that someone has tinkered with an air-cooled engine without being aware of some unusual and subtle requirements. That being the case, you never know what you’re going to find when you go in for a simple valve adjustment, as in this instance.
Just in for scheduled maintenance, there’s nothing wrong with this car, in any way, shape or form. New Pirellis will be installed before she leaves our shop.
I love this Anthracite Brown. Not to be a hater, but Porsche’s Cognac Brown is a bit much, like blackstrap molasses when you could have used Vermont maple syrup.
Porsche billed this car as a two-seater, but it’s more of a 1+1. The passenger seat is barely a real seat.
Production of this flat-6 version was limited to somewhere between 2800 to 3500; there are differing versions according to available Porsche numbers and unofficial sources. Either way, there aren’t many of them now, anywhere.