The owner stumbled across a 1968 Porsche 911L, one of five cars built for the Trans Am series in 1969
It is Wednesday so it is time for another incredible video from Petrolicious. Last week, they featured a 1991 BMW 318iS. This week, the profiled vehicle is a 1968 Porsche 911L.
The profiled vehicle is owned by a gentleman by the name of Spike Ferensten. He was once a writer for “Saturday Night Live”, “Seinfeld”, and “David Letterman”. Like Dave, he is a car guy and like Jerry, he is a Porsche guy.
Spike had the incredible fortune of stumbling across one of five Porsche 911L’s prepared for the famed Trans Am series in 1969. It was only after his purchase that he realized the significance of the car. It turns out the same vehicle has also been immortalized in several legendary pictures put out by Porsche and used in their marketing materials.
Needless to say, the car is not raced. However, it is used frequently for purely driving pleasure. Spike claims the car is very loud, especially accelerating up to 45 miles per hour. The vehicle does not have any sound deadening material. It also probably not the most comfortable of cars. However, it is an absolute joy to drive, especially on Canyon roads and on weekends.