The short answer is: absolutely! The Porsche Carrera is Porsche’s “race” model and was named that way after the Panamericana race that Porsche won in 1950 – widely known as being the most dangerous car race in the world. The first Carrera 356 among collectors is a rare find and easily fetches $250,000 at auctions. With such demand and race history, the nameplate continued to this day. But will it change your life?
You certainly won’t stare at yourself in the mirror the next day wondering why you made the purchase. You’ll spend more time pinching yourself and playing with the keychain. You’ll daydream re-living the curves you drove the night before on a perfectly paved back-road and loose track of time. Now the drive to work and back means you love your job again and the monotony of your days suddenly have perks when the five o’clock bell goes!
Make no mistake. The freedom, the wind in your arm-hair and the throaty growl of german engineering while slamming your palm into the shifter, is live changing. Pegging the gas pedal under-foot as you drift you wonder if you’re in heaven or a slightly elevated version of heaven where the sky is brighter and it feels better.
The only real way to know if a Porsche Carrera will change your life, is to drive one.