Not a few years ago, in a previous life, I lived in New Plymouth. My flatmate, who owned the house we occupied was trying to sell the place and I was killing time on a Sunday morning while the real estate agent held an open home.

It was time to do what all guys like to do from time to time – check out the local car yards. In the window of a showroom in Bell Block I spotted what was, at that time, probably the most unknown and unloved Porsche of all – the…


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