1,500,000 km & 40 years of history: Porsche 356
I couldn’t let this slip through my hands – because I cherish my car as well and think about driving her until the end of the days (her days, at least). Last year I wrote an article about an American who drives his Volvo P1800S even now, after 4,800,000 km. I thought that was something. Today I had the surprise to discover another one, of course, a classic one – thanks to petrolicious.com’s s article. Ladies and gents, I present to you today this stunning Porsche 356 with more than 1 million miles on board.
Bought by his father directly from dealer in 1964, this can easily be called a heritage, because the car is in the family for almost 40 years now and it’s being used as a daily car! This happens in San Pedro, California – the county where you can find some amazing occasions for riding a classic, doesn’t matter if it’s being used in a vacation mode or daily go-to-work style.
With exactly 1,577,000 kilometers onboard – well, 980,000 miles for the car – 40 years of activity, three engine rebuilds, the car stands out from the crowd and still provides a sensational feeling for everyone who drives her – despite the modest engine output – 75HP (1,6 liters engine). Because when she was built, it wasn’t all about power and torque, but more about the overall feeling. That was inherited from father to son, the reason why this car is so beloved by her heritor. We can only say that the owner – Guy Newmark – shows a clear dedication to this brand in particular, as he also owns the 356B cabrio version, so this is not the only Porsche you can find in his garage.
In the end, it’s beautiful to discover friendships like this one, that have lots and lots of history and stories to be told, and I promise that I will bring them upfront whenever I will have the occasion to do so. Until then, enjoy the photoshoot.
Courtesy to petrolicious.com for source and pictures. —