Car collector uses camping combo for long journeys
They say cars are meant to be driven, and that’s exactly what Volker Schiersch does with his 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster.
Porsche recently highlighted Schiersch’s car for a good reason: he tows a matching camper trailer with it. For all owners of garage queens out there, this is the real deal.
Schiersch said he’s always been a fan of air-cooled engines and fell in love with Porsches, in particular, after he purchased his first 356C. Soon after, he purchased his first open-top Porsche, a 1957 356 Speedster finished in red. The combination of the air-cooled engine’s noises and the top down grabbed hold of the German car collector.
Later in life, he recalled he didn’t think twice about the opportunity to purchase his 1989 911 Speedster.
“The car was perfect, the Silver Metallic paint finish is not just timeless but is much rarer than Guards Red, Black or Grand Prix White,” Schiersch said.
One of the fundamentals when driving his 911 Speedster was to always stay alert behind the wheel. That led to the camper attachment, a Hymer Eriba Puck from 1975.
When the camper underwent restoration work, he had it painted to match his silver 911 Speedster. Like the twinning duo they are, Schiersch had the perfect companion for long journeys in his car.
Only two retrofitting kits existed that allowed the 911 to tow the camper behind him.
These days, he doesn’t take the camper much. In fact, long journeys are fewer and further between, but Schiersch commented he still takes it with him when he visits his grandchildren.
The youngsters, he said, adore sleeping in the vintage camper.
(This article written by Sean Szymkomski was originally published on MotorAuthority.com, an editorial partner of ClassicCars.com.)