21-year-old Justin is a student and can already experience the 'Zwitserleven feeling' when he and friends take summer trips in his 36-year-old Porsche 944 from 1986 and enjoy the beautiful sound of the water-cooled 2,5 L four-cylinder power source. . No, it is not an everyday car and most days of the year it is stored dry in the shed, where the possession alone gives great pleasure.
By: Dirk de Jong
But first let's try to put into words how the hunt for his first car started.
Already at the age of 15, he thought this Japanese with its pop-up eyes was a super nice car. Maybe it was also a bit because Bassie and Adriaan in the TV series regularly came by via the tube and it became a legendary car. When the quests started - together with his father - it soon became apparent that the Prelude was rare and a good one hard to find. Often brown from voracious rust and too big a job to start. As a car mechanic, his father Justin gave some good advice: Small jobs always get bigger, then refurbishing is postponed and they become jobs you dread. The advice was negative.
On the search for the first car in 2019, Justin came across this beautiful Porsche 944. Well cared for with minor defects and some overdue technical maintenance, but at a reasonable price. It is not always the case that if there is a Porsche on the back, the car is priceless. No puzzle for Justin because his father's craftsmanship could solve this together with him without any problems. The car is almost 100 percent original, only the different rims belong on a different type of Porsche. And to make it even better, a spoiler set from a 944 S, giving the car a somewhat wider appearance. The realization is certain that originality is a great asset in enthusiast circles.
Streamlined elegant classic
Justin: “I now feel a deep-rooted love for my Porsche 944. Classic driving with my friends is an adventure. I want to keep it shiny 'new' and see it as a pure collector's car. If I kick his tail, he'll roar! Still, despite the potential for responsible driving, I remain in traffic.”
Delighted with the property
It's great that classic car enthusiasts can be delighted with their possession, and that people don't stop talking about it. Each type of classic / oldtimer has its own character and qualities, this Porsche 944 is temperamental, has something special for Justin, just a nice classic and what is important: His mission is to keep the car driving for many years to come and that is possible because Justin belongs to the new young generation of classic car owners.
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