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First Drive of a Porsche 993

With all the Porsches that I have owned and driven, Air Brigade member Don T. was surprised to learn that I had never ridden in a Porsche 993, let alone have a first drive of a Porsche 993.

The opportunity came when Don offered to pick me up after dropping off my 1968 Porsche 911HR at Bowman Vintage Restoration in Hickory, North Carolina. I am having suspension updates to my car and Don is interested in similar updates to his 993 so he wanted to understand the capabilities of Bowman. We were both impressed and the Hot Rod is being worked on now and Don’s 993 scheduled for June.

When Don learned that I had never been in a 993, the offer came to drive it. I am always hesitant to drive someone’s car, because each air-cooled Porsche has its quirks on how to drive it and you have the owner looking over your shoulder.

The chance to drive a 993 for the first time couldn’t be passed up. Don has a beautiful 1995 Porsche 993 Cabriolet in black over a grey leather interior.

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