Plöger series

Warning: The following article contains content of a highly graphic Porsche nature. Readers are advised to make up their own mind.

This feature is unabashedly Porsche in its purest form. No Winston smoking, hacksaw-wielding Japanese man bolted to the body kit. Nor are there any crazy American tuners, inducing enough boost to blow diamonds from the exhaust.

We have here a collection of gorgeous Porsche 911s belonging to husband and wife duo Olli (@olli_ploeger) and Andrea Plöger. I wouldn’t be surprised if you saw these cars on some form of social media in our little corner of the internet.

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Photos of the cars circulated. After all, it’s rare that you see a bag of Skittles in what’s basically a car form. Let alone under one roof. Not to mention it’s all the same make and model.

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The first time I saw a photo of the Plöger collection on my website instagram When eating, I’m pretty sure my pupils dilated, as if I’d taken party pills.

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I’ve been a Porsche fan since I was a kid, especially the 964. There are such articles at a young age, which will always be engraved in my heart. In fact, back in 2015, I attended an Urban Outlaw Porsche night at Ace Cafe.I have urban gangster A book signed by Magnus Walker somewhere.

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Let’s go back to 1990. At the time, 23-year-old Olli Plöger had just graduated from law school and was working hard in his father’s company. His graft allowed him to purchase his first Porsche 964, the Mintgrün 1992 Carrera 2 Cabriolet, shown below.

“It’s a ’92 model that just happened to be my birthday on October 29th when it was first registered,” Ollie recalled. “From mid-1993 I started looking for a 964 Coupé and actually saw a few cars. I wasn’t planning on owning a convertible, but the mint green convinced me compared to the black, silver, red and white.”

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The mint-scented convertible didn’t start life like you’re seeing it now. Ollie converted the narrow Carerra into a “WTL” to match his vision for the car. You may ask what is WTL? That’s Porsche’s word for “factory turbo look.” That means it has the wide metal arches of the 964 Turbo, but without the whaletail spoiler.

I’m not traditionally a fan of the 911 Cabrio – I’d rather own a Targa – but I can’t deny that it’s a beautiful little sports car.

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Beneath the vibrant, curvaceous body shell is a powerful upgrade package. Behind the 18×8-inch and 18×10-inch Speedline wheels can be seen Bilstein PSS10 shocks and factory Turbo “Big Red” brake upgrades (from the 964 3.6 Turbo or 993 Twin Turbo), wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires middle. RS strut brace complete with handle upgrade.

You might be wondering why there is so much emphasis on soft-top cornering? Well, when you’re propelled by the 3.8L engine with 311hp and 375Nm of torque, you’ll want to be able to stop and turn with as much precision as possible.

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The eagle-eyed may have noticed that the list of modifications I just mentioned applies to most, if not all, Plöger 964s. In fact, for Ollie, “A 964 is my 964 if I have a Bilstein PSS10 suspension kit, Big Reds, original ‘Speedlines for Porsche’ and Michelin tires.”

However, that doesn’t mean Olli stopped there when it came to modifying Porsches. far away.

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Take this pair of Orange and Lime Tic-Tacs.

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At first glance, they appear to be identical aside from the color, but the duo are designed to deliver equal amounts of adrenaline in vastly different environments. The Continental Orange car was dedicated to the track, with a 964 RS 3.8L engine conversion including very aggressive 305 degree Schrick camshafts and a 5-speed gearbox. The car has undergone a complete bare metal respray, installing a full roll cage in the process.

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The painted exterior doesn’t have any thermal or acoustic insulation, and the interior has been carefully upgraded to keep it a pleasurable driving experience. A full leather center console, original 964 Carrera RS Recaro seats, instrument panel and door panels add a touch of sophistication to the cabin. A 993 GT2 Momo steering wheel and a Porsche Exclusive gear knob/handbrake combo make Olli a connoisseur of Porsche parts.

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Walter Röhrl Edition Bilstein PSS10 shock absorbers, Porsche Big Red brakes and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 round out the “Olli upgrade”, but in this case the car has a particularly special set of Speedline wheels.

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The 18×9.5-inch ET57 and 18×11-inch ET5 are the holy grail variants of these wheels, as rare as a hen’s tooth, and ideal for lovers of air-cooled Porsches. Combined with the lightweight wheels of the 993 GT2 and the manual steering rack of the 964 Carrera RS, the feedback must be absolutely incredible.

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Not that I subscribe to old, outdated automotive journalism terms, but I bet the feeling of driving this car…”telepathically, on the rails, as if the driver were directly connected to the road’, ETC.

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The specs of the Gelbgrün or Yellow Green cars are very similar, but Olli wanted one for some very fast road use and with more creature comforts. So you’ll find full leather upholstery with RS carpet and no roll cage.

While the handling modifications may be the same, the 3.8-liter engine is more road-worthy with 288-degree Schrick camshafts at both ends of the six-cylinder.

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It might seem like overkill to have two nearly identical cars, but I do agree with Olli. Sometimes you want to enjoy yourself without the cage, harness, noise and vibration. There’s a lot to be said for a car that can function at the cutting edge while also being easy to get in and out of.

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From orange to chartreuse, let’s take a look at some of Ollie’s blue cars.

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Maritime Blue, the example of “30 Years of the 911” is perhaps the most offensive example of Oli to Porsche purists. Why? For starters, Porsche never built a Maritime Blue 30 Jähre car. Affectionately referred to simply as “Jubi,” all 964 Jubis are available only in Viola, Amethyst, or Polar Silver.

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But Ollie didn’t care. Jubi’s factory WTL was what he was after, and he had the car completely repainted and reupholstered the interior with two-tone gray leather. Oh, and all Jubis come with a 4WD Carrera 4 base from the factory.

Olli has converted it to RWD.

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Another neat touch? The ducktail is a custom project of Olli’s own design, and the front edge of the spoiler lines up nicely with the rear edge of the rain gutter.

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If Maritime Blue isn’t your favourite, how about the only Porsche to test the color “Riviera Blue” before it was officially launched in 1994 with the 993-generation 911? When the 964 was painted, this blue didn’t even have a name.

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Or we have the stunning Coppaflorio Carrera 2, which is probably the hardest non-metallic color I’ve ever tried to capture accurately. I can only apologize for any (guaranteed) discrepancies between the photos.

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The duck egg paint in the photo is a bit reactive, but I can assure you that it is stunning beyond any shade I can convey myself.

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Needless to say, this is a remarkable Porsche series. What’s more, their owners are very lovely people. Olli and Andrea kindly invited me to visit their car at their home. So much so that they made lunch for myself and Thiel, our SH German correspondent at this point, for the first time.

“I have been happily married to Andrea for many years, surrounded by a very tolerant wife who not only allowed me to pursue my passion for Porsche, but also actively supported me,” Ollie said. “She actually held the scepter when it came to choosing the colors for some of our 964s. Our mutual obsession with the car is twice as much as I am alone.”

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You’d be surprised how often Olli and Andrea use Porsches too. “I often drive my Porsche during the week,” Ollie explained. “Especially after a long day at my law firm, I like to take a little excursion at the end of the day to relax in my ‘candy’. I still shop, run errands and use the 964 in my daily life .Each 964 typically does between 2,000 and 6,000km a year. Only my orange Carrera RS 3.8 Clubsport spends most of the kilometers on the trailer and track.”

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Ollie is also keen to note that, as with all classics and modern ones, standing still for too long can lead to nasty surprises popping up. 964 is no exception, even though “The build quality of the 964 is excellent, they still look like they were milled out of a billet.”

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“The 30-year-old interior is timeless, and the leather quality is better than any 911 since. Just closing the doors is a symphony for the ears; the 964’s doors slam shut without any odd sound.”

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I have to ask Olli and Andrea what they think of the bubble in the classic Porsche market, after all having owned so many models for so long they’ve seen prices skyrocket over the past decade.

“In my opinion, there is no artificial price increase because prices are self-regulating through supply and demand,” Ollie addressed the issue. “Porsche spare parts have also become very expensive in recent years, good workshops are fully booked and hourly rates are correspondingly high. A good 964 costs a lot of money to keep in good shape.”

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“The most important thing when buying a 964 is that you buy it for its technical condition, not if it has a lot of stamps in the service book or has few previous owners and/or low kilometers. For a 964 about 30 years old , if you don’t have an expert with you when you visit, many things can be flawed that won’t be immediately obvious. Regardless, you shouldn’t be put off by the price. Once you own a 964, no matter how annoying, emotions outweigh any investment, something you probably didn’t anticipate when you bought it. “

That last sentence alone is enough to show Ollie’s love for his car.I can’t begin to understand the devotion and love you need not only willingly but happily having 10 The same car in such amazing condition.

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If I had to choose one? It’s likely to be the chartreuse “road” 3.8 RS version. I like the balance it strikes between a hardcore track bike and a comfortable road bike. Paint it Coppaflorio and you’re close enough to my dream 964. But for Olli?

“I don’t have a favourite, every 964 is special to me. Each color has its own influence on me and is very interesting in its own way. If you were to ask me which one I gave up in the end, it would be My first Porsche 964, a mint green convertible. When the weather is nice, there is nothing like an open top, air cooled, widened 964 convertible with some extra power, a well sorted chassis and big brakes for going on the go.”

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I remain so grateful to Olli and Andrea for their hospitality and for allowing me to spend the day with them and their amazing cars. I can certainly count this day among my top three car experiences so far.

Mario Cristo
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