Weekly Porsche Wrap

Porsche slices exhibit at Porsche Museum – Below is a sampling of one of the pics from the layout shown on Notcot.com. It’s an exhibit showing slices of a Porsche 911 to illustrate the various stages of the design process. Pretty cool exhibit and the pictures are worth taking a look at.

Porsche recalls ALL Panameras – Not surprisingly, Porsche has recalled all Porsche Panamera models built. This is due to the possibly faulty seat-belt tensioners. The 11,300 Panameras sold so far will get the upgraded seat-belt mechanism. Expensive, sure, but not a crazy recall in my opinion. Much better than the mysterious acceleration problem Toyota has experienced with the Prius. [Via USAToday.com]

Porsche Design boat back up on eBay – I first saw this boat on PorschePursist.com in their eBay Find Of The Month post: How About a Porsche That Floats? I watched the auction and the boat didn’t sell. It was relisted, evidently for the 3rd or 4th time. Starting bid is $350,000 which will get you 1 of only 2 Porsche Design boats ever built. Here are some details from the auction:

Ultimate Porsche Collector Find, FA Porsche Design, Porsche 550hp Marine Power, 28′ Carbon Fiber Kevlar Hull, 70mph Performance, Stored Since New, 0 Hours, Built 1992-Motor 2010, Porsche Metallic Silver,Teak Decks and Kick Plates, Porsche Wood Steering Wheel, Silver w/Red Upholstery, Retractable Hydrallic Swim Platform w/washdown and ladder, Hydrallic Engine Hatch /Sunpad, Dual VDO Gadge Instrumentation, Dual Fully Adjustable Silver Hard Shell w/Red Upholstery GT Sport Seats, “PORSCHE” Designed By FA Porsche on transom, Small Berthable Cabin w/VacuFlush Toilet, Gray Cushions, safety gear, bumpers and docking lines,Dual Axel Aluminum Trailer, this is Hull #1 of 2 Porsche Boats and the only Porsche Marine Powered Porsche Boat, Extremely Rare Porsche Collectible,the Porsche Boat project cost well in excess of a million dollars, the Porsche Marine engine development cost was in in the millions for Porsche, the Porsche Boat is currently listed for $495K, the original MSRP was $550k plus $75K for the Porsche Marine Power option in 1992, own a rare piece of Porsche history, the Porsche Boat can be serviced at any Porsche dealer, email any questions, easy to see at Marine Max Dealership in Pompano Beach, FL 561 866 4545 Start Price Reduced $150,000.00 with No Reserve Will Sell this Auction Bid Today

Check out John’s site at PorschePurist.com for more pictures and some interesting background on the boat.


  1. I have a Porsche Engine that I had rebuilt, and then it was wrapped up and then put in storage. Will it still be any good after 12 years sitting up????

    • A couple of others here could give you more insight, but I would say yes provided it was stored properly.