Garry Sowerby’s 2004 Porsche 911 Carrera certainly doesn’t look like a 17-year-old car. With only 14,000 kilometres on the odometer, Garry says, “Every time I drive it, I feel like I’m in a new car!”
Today, September 3rd, would have been Ferdinand Porsche’s 146th birthday. The illustrious engineer and inventor could not have known the impact his 911 would have on the automotive world.
Introduced in 1964, the two-seat sports car took the planet by storm. In a 1999 World Car of the Century competition, the Porsche 911 was chosen as #5. Number 4 was the Volkswagen Beetle, which Ferdinand Porsche also designed.
The rear-engine 320-horsepower iconic little rocket is powered by a 3.6-litre flat six-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The $1,100 tailpipe option was completely worth it, according to Garry. He’s had it since new.
With its controversial teardrop headlights, the 2004 Porsche 911 looks retro today but when you get behind the wheel, it feels balanced, planted and track-ready.
Happy Birthday, Ferdinand, and thank you!