It’s an astoundingly beautiful car to be driving at just 20 years old, but Connor Schenk’s ’73 Porsche 914 didn’t come to fruition without a lot of hard work. Thankfully, Connor’s father, and his father too, were there to lend a helping hand and a heap of guidance. Having restored the car from the ground up, it’s a monument to hard work, a clear vision, and most importantly, time well spent with family.
Connor grew up around cars.
There’s a group of guys over in Germany focused on the artistry of the air-cooled automobile, and with each photoset that they toss into my inbox, I’m more and more impressed by their vision and taste. As evidenced by a number of Porsche builds that have graced the pages here on StanceWorks (911T + 912), the gents at Rooshers have a knack for air-cooled automobiles. They approach each build with a unique perspective that balances between two ends of the spectrum.
In 1948, Ferdinand Porsche crafted a vehicle that would change the automotive world forever. The Porsche 356, the grandfather of the 911 model, was Porsche’s first production vehicle. Today, there are less than 30,000 left, meaning they’ve amassed some serious value amongst collectors.