THE FULL MONTE

WORKS-BUILT MONTE CARLO 911 DIS­COV­ERED

Classic Porsche - - Front Page - Keith Seume Ed­i­tor, Clas­sic Porsche clas­sic­[email protected]­pltd.com

Well, that’s it for the year…or so you would be­lieve if you read so many of the posts on so­cial me­dia. Tales of ‘I’ve tucked my car away for win­ter’, ac­com­pa­nied by pho­tos of peo­ple’s pride and joy nestling in­side a heated garage, wrapped in a be­spoke, mono­grammed car cover, abound. But why?

I’ll ad­mit to be­ing some­body who’s never been pre­cious about his cars, pre­fer­ring to drive them what­ever the con­di­tions, chang­ing them fairly reg­u­larly so I can ex­pe­ri­ence life with a dif­fer­ent model – my Porsche tastes have proved eclec­tic, rang­ing from my first, a 914/6, to my cur­rent ride, a mod­ern Cay­man. I’ve loved them all, en­joyed driv­ing them all, and then looked for­ward to the next chal­lenge.

But I could never wrap them up and tuck them away. I know salt is re­garded as the killer, and I can un­der­stand that, but through­out our win­ters there are many oc­ca­sions when the sun is shin­ing, the skies are blue and I ache to get out be­hind the wheel. Hit­ting some favourite roads (like those on Dart­moor, above) and then straight down to the jet-wash to clean off any traces of salt is more fun than check­ing that mice haven’t eaten the car cover out in the garage. Re­mem­ber: a Porsche is for life – not just a few months of the year…

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