Already since Kindestagen, enthusiastic about the automobile par excellence and later through the car and motor sport passion of my father, Josef J. Schmitz, – we looked together already in the early 70s always together Formula 1 and sports car racing – supports, I have dealt with sports cars:
After the first "big love" for the brand Alfa Romeo and some nice years in the Bertone GT and Spider Fastback models I quickly found my way to Porsche and of course only the 911:
A 911 SC 2.7 was my first Porsche at the age of 21 and thus also the first real contact with this cult car. This was followed by various 911 3.2 Convertible, Turbo Look and Turbo 1 – 3.3 before I left in 1996; already in the car business, bought the first 964 RS. Since then, the enthusiasm for this type of vehicle and its direct offshoot has not disappeared, no even steadily grown:
On the road as well as on the racetrack, these vehicles are the ultimate driving pleasure for me; pure – pure and unadulterated, even
still real Porsche, as he should be for me. As a logical consequence, it was also clear to specialize in this small segment in the market, this niche of the rare lightweight Porsche. Because only what is made of passion, really has the prospect of success and so I could then infect many other car enthusiasts with this RS virus. Since 1996, more than 450 or 500 vehicles of the 964 RS series and certainly more than 250 of the even rarer 993 RS as well as more than 25 of the only 172 used 993 GT 2 have passed through my hands. There are also various 964 Turbo 3.6 and some Turbo "S" lightweight: as well as a number of Cup cars.
I think only the work has sold more and that makes me a little proud.
Many of these vehicles went to customers and Porsche Club members in Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Holland, Sweden, England, Ireland as well as Japan, the USA or even South Africa. I am very pleased that it has created some very sustainable and close friendships that go far beyond the business area. For me, it's nice to see that beyond country borders and language barriers, the passion for Porsche can create a connection.
Even since the years of the water-cooled sports porsche type 996 GT3 and GT 2 and 997 GT 3 and GT 3 RS I have always seen my main task in the "Howlers" 964 and 993, although of course I have some 996 GT 3 and GT 2 as well 997 GT 3 acted and will continue to act.
Owning sports cars and sports cars means for me driving sports cars as well, as it was intended by the Porsche engineers, "sporty" stop.
What could be more obvious than occasional racetrack visits to driver training courses, track days and even motor sport events – of course always the vehicle: appropriate and with the necessary technical preparation and prudence. I can only recommend to anyone to look for his own field of activity with his Porsche: the collector collecting, the sports driver the sporty driving and the racer the Racen.
It's best to make something of everything and enjoy it !!!
I try it too. There may be many other sporty vehicles on the market, older and newer ones, but the purity of a Porsche RS or other lightweight Porsche and its driving pleasure, coupled with unsurpassed reliability and steady value and good marketability, is probably one of a kind ,
Not to be dismissed is that Porsche in the sum of all properties here far ahead of many competitors.
Thus, a Porsche is not only the passion in the foreground, but often a highly economical decision.
Thomas J. Schmitz
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