Restored 1963 Porsche with Sentimental Value – Destroyed in Seconds

This was a pretty sad story, on a number of fronts. Yet it draws a valuable conclusion that makes you stop and think about the stuff we collect and hold dear.

Here’s a snippet from the story:

It was June 14, 2000, — the hottest day of the year in Lodi. The mercury had climbed to 107.

Out of nowhere, a Jeep Grand Cherokee bounced off a light pole and crashed through a garage in a peaceful and quiet neighborhood.

In its wake were the remains of a 1963 Porsche — twisted like a pretzel, as it was hurled into the garage and family room walls. Only the right rear quarter panel remained unscathed.

Moments before, it had been a show-winning classic, purchased new by my father. Dad drove it for 27 years, rebuilding the engine twice. He gave me the car in 1990, knowing cancer would soon end his life.

This is definitely worth reading. It made me stop and reflect a bit (which is never a bad thing). The author reflects at the end about how quickly material gains can disappear. An interesting thing to consider, especially with something that can be as extreme as a collectible Porsche.

Read the rest of the story here:


  1. 🙁

  2. very sad;i’m sure the car meant a lot to him.

  3. mitchell says

    thats pretty sad. with all the attachments to it, it makes it seem like a living thing that died.

  4. wow what a waste thats terrible!

  5. must have been a heart breaker.

  6. normally I complain about articles w/ no pics, but in this case it would just depress me more

  7. Hard to put into words how sad that is……Hopefully Andrew won`t mind if i repeat his response, Thats all i can say too. 🙁

  8. Definitely a bummer for the guy, but he is right it is a material possesion and even though we love Porsches, things beyond our control can happen to them.

  9. Heartbreaking!! What a huge bummer.

  10. i was speechless after reading this one. i just couldn’t think of anything to say, hence being speechless

  11. kind of car that can’t be replaced.

  12. Phil Schneider says

    why does that happen? talented people die young,
    jerks live forever. lovingly restored cars with sentimental
    taken while crap cars with crappy drivers live forever.

    sad sad sad