My Car Quest

August 18, 2017

The Short Lived Porsche Carrera GT: Is It An Investment Car?

by Wallace Wyss - The ideal, in choosing an old sports car, is one that, for all the time you own it, goes up in value. But choosing which used car that is available today that has this Upside Potential is a bear. I would theoretically … [Read more...]

Porsche 356 North Meets South Gathering

by Wallace Wyss - Every two years the folks that own Porsche 356 in Northern California meet up with those who own 356 Porsches but live down South. They always choose as a meeting place some hotel around the middle, in this case Paso … [Read more...]

The 1970 Porsche Tapiro: One That Got Away

by Wallace Wyss - The most celebrated cars at many of the fanciest concours is the one-off car, like the Porsche Tapiro. Especially the running one that was sold off and has been restored. It’s not easy to restore a one-off because many of … [Read more...]

Our Resident Historian Reveals An Obsession With Porsche “Turtle “ Cars

by Richard Bartholomew - "I suspect Ferdinand Porsche, as a boy in the 1800s, had a pet turtle," says Wallace Wyss, writer, who is presently hip-deep in research for the reprinting of the revised Porsche 356 Photo Album book. “The first … [Read more...]

The Driveway Porsche 911

by Wallace Wyss - I see it every time I go to my favorite bookstore. It’s a Porsche. Says “911 Carrera” on it but hey, I know badges can be bought and it could be a lowly 912 dolled up to look like the then top-of-the-line model. It … [Read more...]

The Argentinian Porsche 356

Or not... by Wallace Wyss - Deep into research for my upcoming re-issue of my presently out–of-print Porsche 356 Photo Album, I was temporarily knocked off my chair when I saw a picture of what purports to be a factory authorized near copy … [Read more...]

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