Imagine, if you will, a Porsche warehouse which serves as a home for just about every notable historic car you could think of – so long as it isn’t already on display in a museum.
Such a thing exists, and it has always been – and always will be – closed to the public. It’s a crying shame, because we’d certainly love to get in there, start every last engine all at once, and let the furious sound and smell of exploding petrol wash over us like so many years of history crammed into a single moment.
The Porsche warehouse contains a positively stunning collection of cars. There’s a very rare example of a little-known Porsche-Lada collaboration, a 356 plastered with the finest leather (once the property of an Austrian diplomat), a 944S which covered 365,000 kilometers in a single year for testing, and even a G-Class fitted with a 928 engine, used as a transport for engineers during the Paris-Dakar race.
And those are the more “pedestrian” vehicles; the Porsche warehouse also contains a multitude of retired racing cars. Open-wheeled racers (like two of the three 804s ever built), rally racing cars, road racing cars, the #001 Porsche 917-30, a pink example from the 944 Turbo Cup – the list goes on and on.
The secret, secluded Porsche warehouse is a Porsche aficionado’s perfect dream. The only thing it’s missing is time set aside for public visit.