Journal: Pennsylvania B-Roads Are This Porsche's Natural Habitat

Pennsylvania B-Roads Are This Porsche’s Natural Habitat

By Petrolicious Productions
July 17, 2013

One of the great things about the Porsche 911 is its range of personalities across models and vintages. Virtually the same car can be a peppy, lightweight runabout, a fire-breathing turbocharged track monster, a sporty 4-wheel drive grand tourer, and any number of things in between. For Lou Pomerico of New Castle, Pennsylvania, his 911 Carrera Cabriolet is a passport to top-down B-road adventure.

Q: Can you tell us a little about your Carrera?

A: My friend bought this car in 1986 in Germany along with 2 Mercedes 450 SLs for two clients. The car was fully legalized in Florida at a $5000 cost. He drove it until the year 2000.

Q: How did you come to buy the Carrera?

A: On fiftieth birthday in 2000, my wife bought this car from my friend with 40,000 miles on it.

Q: Do you get many chances to take it out with the top down?

A: I put 3000 to 5000 miles on it per year and 90% of the time is with the top down. It’s a summer car, and when the weather is good I always drive it.

Q: Do you own any other Porsches?

A: Not at the moment, but I used to have a 1974 911 Targa 2.7T and traded it for some stock in a business I created with a friend. I loved that car, and had it restored from the ground up, down to the body shell. That car’s in California now.

Q: These things have a certain reputation for being tail-happy. Has that ever presented itself to you?

A: The car drives great! I love it. It’s a lot faster than my old Targa, and early on I was afraid to drive the car hard into the bends. However, with experience, I accelerate into bends and it’s never broken loose. The wider rear tires give it tremendous traction.

Q: What’s your perfect drive for this car?

A: Pennsylvania roads in the spring, summer, and fall. I love fall driving because the weather is cool and the car just purrs.

Q: Anything else you’d like to add?

A: Owning a Porsche convertible has been incredibly fun and enjoyable. If you like speed, freedom, and handling, buy a Porsche.

Photography by Kyle Eagleton

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nyt foodle
4 months ago

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10 months ago

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