This morning I convinced myself out of bed for the very last Weissach Cars & Coffee. As usual, it took place at Spanish Banks which, weather permitting, serves up a beautiful back drop for some of Vancouver's finest sports cars. Unfortunately my Yellowbird couldn't be in attendance. As to why, well… that's a story for another day.
When we arrived at around 8:30 AM the main parking lot had already filled up and some early Porsche Club Canada West members who had already finished a driving tour up to the Sea to Sky highway by 8 AM were starting to head home.
Luckily there were many latecomers, including a mint white E30 M3, red E39 M5, new M3, and a V10 M6 with the license plate "HI-OFCR" with a very, very interesting history. Basically what happened is that the current owner picked it up for $13,000. He bought it directly from the owner, a Managing Director at a local bank, who had absolutely trashed the car. The interior was in appalling condition and the clutch was toast. But after a few visits to the dealership and some elbow grease, this fellow had his V10 M6 looking fairly decent for a mere $16,000-ish - a killer deal. Unfortunately it had over 180,000 clicks on the odometer and the SMG box. Still, what a story.
Aside from a sea of Porsches including about 4 GT3s, a 50th Anniversary 991 and a Boxster Spyder, there were a few Lamborghinis and Ferraris sprinkled in together with some vintage goodness a la Alfa Romeo, Lotus, BMW, and Audi. Here are some shots from this morning. Enjoy, and mark you calendars for next year: Second Saturday of the month, 8 AM, starting in the spring, it's Cars & Coffee time at Spanish Banks.
|Pristine U.S. 1991 M3 with 30,000 miles. White on beige. 997.2 GT3 to the right was just purchased.|
|Arrived from Washington, on Michelin Pilot Sport Cups - legend.|
|E39 M5, classic Alfas, 911 SC - good times.|
|Caught in the act - fantasizing about an Esprit Turbo.|
|Legends come in all shapes and sizes. Don't want an Aventador but can't deny that it's heartbreakingly beautiful.|
|996 GT3 with Tequipment Cage, buckets, motorsport wing, low miles and... for sale!|
|Winner winner chicken dinner. I found the prettiest 911 at C&C.|