Who in the world hasn’t at some point daydreamed about owning a sports car?
Unfortunately for most of us, the high cost of attainability – coupled with the lack of practicality and everyday sensibility – push that daydream into our middle-ages and beyond. Or in the case of Australian man Adelaide Olaf Varley, all the way until the age of 85.
Yes, 85. We haven’t the slightest what our own grandfathers were doing at the age of 85, but they certainly weren’t carving up public roads in a brand new, bright yellow 2014 Porsche Cayman.
For his very first Porsche, Mr. Varley selected the base manual gearbox because he’d “only ever driven manual gearbox cars and… I wasn’t planning to change the habits of a lifetime.” He’d been eying the Boxster/Cayman for years, and with the release of the Cayman’s latest iteration, finally decided that it was time.
Mr. Varley is still getting to know the car, and says he wonders why he waited so long to purchase his first Porsche.
Meanwhile, we all wonder why all of our elders don’t go out and buy Porsches. After all, that zest for adventure is what keeps one youthful into their twilight years.
So, Mr. Varley, we sincerely applaud you for “taking the plunge,” and we wish you all the happiness in the world with your first Porsche. May you always find your line.