The Targa Story continued …
In the hands of its first owner – aka Mr. David Brzezinski, the man from Pennsylvania, who, back in spring of 1970 had shipped his newly acquired lemon-yellow Porsche 911 Targa S from Europe to the US – the car out of Zuffenhausen (later affectionately nicknamed Little Boy by Marie Carmen Brzezinski, spouse of Mr. Brzezinski) unexpectedly experienced a knockout – or more precisely, a pretty bad burnout.
An old Porsche 911 slumbering in a barn somewhere in the east of Pennsylvania – was about all of the information Rick, our Klassik Garage contact in the US, had received before he followed the promising trace of the alleged barn find back in 2014.
Clemens Jeßberger, 30, gave up his secure job in sales and re-started his career as an apprentice in car mechatronics engineeringwith the Klassik Garage Kronberg –heeding his passion for classic cars. Not enough, he just accomplished hismaster’s certificate! In an interview he tells us just how this came about:
Our 4th Classic Tour Kronberg last weekend once again proved a certainty: there is every reason to look forward to the next edition!
But before we reveal the exact date of the event in 2018, we take a passionate look back. Two days of incredibly rich experiences lie behind us. There was, of course, a colorfully mixed field of participants.
With the Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale and the Artcurial Motorcars Sale in Monaco, two important auctions in the field of classic cars took place last week. Of course we observed the events for you and are happy to share our impressions and our highlights of the auctions with you:
The Maserati Sebring II, which was built from 1965 to 1970 in a limited edition of only 243 units, is a sought-after connoisseur object and one of the most beautiful tridents ever built.
“In all the years I have been driving, I cannot remember ever driving a car that I would have liked to own more (except for racing cars!)”.
(Sir Stirling Moss former British Formula One racing driver, referring to the Mercedes-Benz 280 SL “Pagode“) in a letter to racing director Alfred Neubauer.)
The Mercedes-Benz W109 300 SEL 6.3 was introduced in Geneva in March 1968. The engineers at Mercedes implanted the powerful M100 V8 engine with 6.3 liters from the 600 limousine and thereby created the fastest serial production four-door sedan in the world.
The first Porsche series model.
“In the beginning, I looked around and could not find the car I’d been dreaming of: a small, lightweight sports car that uses energy efficiently. So I decided to build it myself”, says Ferry Porsche. The result? The Porsche 356. Presented in the year 1948.
The Mercedes 300 was inaugurated at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt in April 1951: the largest and fastest series car of the time.
The Porsche 911 was – and still is – the archetypal sports car for everyday driving. The successor of the legendary Porsche 356 was presented in 1963, originally christened 901. Series production of the 901 began in September 1964.
On day three we optimistically begin the route through the scenic Pinzgau region.
The intermediate scores look promising. Ten of our teams are among the first 23 from a total of about 180 starters. This has never been seen before!