In this ever-evolving automotive world, there are only a few things that stay the same. These perhaps are the lifelong dreams that people strive to turn into reality. Wonder what some of these dreams are made of? We think we have the answer to that. A dream car and a dream garage.
What we have here is a true story initially published in Porsche Klassik 10 magazine before it made its way to “The Porsche newsroom”, a Porsche exclusive news site for journalists and the online community. Read on and be inspired.
The story begins with a forty-six-year-old securities manager for a big banking firm from Nuremberg Germany. This man is redefining the idea of what a dream garage should look like. Andreas Kümmel, who also owns a Porsche 911 G-model Speedster, thinks the car of his dreams deserves nothing less.
What makes his special one-car garage so exceptional is that it was built strategically to come with a good view. No, it’s not a view of the mountains or of a sprawling landscape. Instead, the Porsche 911’s dream garage is seen through his living room couch—just from where he sits whenever he wants to unwind.
Of course, this one-of-a-kind showroom wouldn’t have been made possible if not for his friend, who happens to be an architect. With the small Speedster in mind, his friend designed the special garage with a size that fits the 1989 Porsche 911’s little frame to a tee.
But that’s not all there is to it. Apparently, Kümmel had also requested his brother in law, an experienced theater and lighting designer in European stage plays, to set-up the garage’s lighting system. He made sure that no light reflection or shadow coming from the surroundings or adjacent “room with a view” would ever distract from the Porsche’s natural beauty.
Kümmel’s dream garage was also built for sentimental reasons. Back in 1989, his father had always longed to buy a Speedster after he retires. Unfortunately, it wasn’t destined to happen during that time. For Kümmel, owning that particular Porsche 911 many years after that is like a dream come true.
He even went out of his way just to acquire the triple color black, 1989, 218 hp Speedster with 11,700 mileage on the record. No doubt, building a specific house for the car makes it even more special. No new car could ever offer the same satisfaction and enjoyment. And that is even if the motoring world continues to change.