He picked a pretty special one for the big 8-0.
When you've owned 79 Porsches in your life, you need to pick something pretty special for number 80. Austrian collector Ottocar J just took home his 80th car from Stuttgart, a 2021 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 finished in a special shade of Miami Blue. Porsche recently added a PDK transmission to the GT4's options list, making it much quicker until the more hardcore GT4 RS arrives.
Though it doesn't say if Ottocar opted for the PDK or the six-speed manual, we doubt it will make much difference in how much he drives the car because he already owns around 38 vehicles. "I can drive a different one every day for a month and two at the weekends," Ottocar joked while picking up his GT4 from the Porsche factory in Zuffenhausen. "I came the first time in 1977. A 911 Carrera 3.0 was waiting for me then."
To celebrate Ottocar's 80th Porsche purchase, the Porsche Community Management team worked with the factory collection team, allowing the 80-year-old to affix the Porsche Crest to his vehicle. Ottocar's Porsche obsession began more than 50 years ago, when he saved up to buy his first 911 E in Speed Yellow. Today, his collection includes rare racecar models such as a 917, a 910 with a rare eight-cylinder engine, a 956, a 964 Cup, and a 904 with the original Fuhrmann engine. All of Ottocar's racecars are still in road-worthy condition and he uses them for classic racing events.
All of the cars in his collection, including a 911 R, a 911 Speedster, a 993 911 Turbo S, a 997 911 GT2 RS, a 911 GT3 RS 4.0, and a Jagdwagen military vehicle, live in a separate building that Ottman calls his "living room." The showroom features a shop entrance, workshop doors, display windows, and advertising signs, plus an antique toy store and a cinema that plays Steve McQueen's Le Mans.
Ottoman won't admit which car is his favorite but often grabs the keys to his 981 Boxster Spyder. "The sound, how it drives, its suspension, everything that it does - it is the only one of my road-legal Porsche that reminds me of my 910," he said. His new Miami Blue GT4 should provide a similar experience, albeit with a roof.