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Old 24th December 2020, 20:22   #1
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Default 80-year old Porsche fan picks 80th Porsche on his 80th birthday

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Ottocar J. from Vienna, Austria is a collector of Porsche cars. On his 80th birthday, he picked up his 80th Porsche - a Boxster Spyder finished in Miami Blue from the Porsche assembly plant in Zuffenhausen, Germany.

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Porsche has revealed that Ottocar collects his cars in person whenever possible. The first car he collected from the company himself was a 911 Carrera 3.0 in 1977.

Ottocar had a goal of collecting 80 Porsches by age 80, which he has accomplished. To mark this milestone, Porsche allowed him to affix the Porsche Crest on the bonnet himself, making him one of the first customers to be allowed to do so. He was also congratulated personally by Wolfgang Porsche, chairman of the company’s supervisory board.

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Ottocar’s passion for Porsche cars began many years ago on a race track where he was overtaken by Porsches on all sides. He then started saving money and went on to buy a Speed Yellow 911E in 1972. Since then, he has bought various Porsches including a 917, a 910 with a flat-8-cylinder engine, a 956, a 964 Cup car and a 904 with its original Fuhrmann engine. He also bought 9 versions of the Carrera RS. He has owned 80 different Porsche cars and still owns close to 40.

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The Austrian's current collection consists of a Jagdwagen military vehicle, a 356 coupe with a bent windscreen, many 930 Turbo and Turbo-look models, a 911 R, a Type 991 911 Speedster, and two Boxster Spyders. All the older cars are roadworthy as well and he drives his 917 in classic racing events.

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He has built a separate building for these cars which includes a toy shop, an antiques store and a movie theatre featuring Steve McQueen's Le Mans. There are workshop doors, display windows, advertising signs, posters and trophies.

With his 80 by 80 goal met, Ottocar now plans to drive a section of the Pan-American Highway in 2022, which is 50 years after he bought his first Porsche car. He plans to buy a Cayenne for this drive.

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Old 24th December 2020, 20:41   #2
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There are fans and there are fanatics. Ottocar could be a term coined in the english dictionary superlative to the word "Fanatic". Living upto 80 years itself is an achievement and him achieving a goal at this age is simply fabulous. I would love and pray for him to set a 100 by 100 goal and see him achieve it!
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Man, I want to turn 80 like that! This gent sure has taste, going by his car collection, the aesthetic interiors of his place and dressing sense. Could swear he looks not a year older than 72 - 73.

Porsche.com has a story on him too. What a dude, driving Porsches at 80 .

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As incredible as this collection is, Ottocar much prefers sitting behind the wheel to being among his cars – because driving is what is important for the 80-year-old. He is regularly out and about with nine of his vehicles, including a 911 R, a Type 991 911 Speedster and two Boxster Spyders from the last two generations. The Austrian will not name a favourite car, but he chooses the Type 981 Boxster Spyder for many of his outings.
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Old 13th January 2021, 09:53   #4
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He took his passion for the center table design too. Just look at the last photo where he sitting on the sofa.
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That's another reason I'd want to live longer! Haha Kudos to this old geezer! Makes me want to start saving extra and just buy cars!
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Now thats a life properly lived. What a collection! The man has got great taste in cars and in clothes. And he doesn't look a day over 65. Some people have all the luck. A long life and a Porsche collection
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