Its owner got one of the last trailer hitches from the factory.
There's any number of vehicles you could use to tow a trailer. Even a handful of Porsches – like, say, a Macan, Cayenne, or Panamera Sport Turismo Turbo S E-Hybrid. You might not count a 911 among them, but Volker Schiersch would beg to differ.
The German enthusiast tows his vintage camper trailer behind an old 911. But it's not just any old 911. This is an original water-cooled G-series 911 Speedster from 1989, which is about as lightweight, bare-bones, no-frills a version of the iconic rear-engined sports car as you're going to find.
Of the 2,104 such 911 Speedsters that Porsche originally made, Schiersch's is rarer than most, having been painted in metallic silver (instead of the more ubiquitous red or white). And after towing it behind his previous 911 Targa, he had the camper – a 1979 Hymer Eriba Puck – repainted to match his Speedster in the same exact shade: Porsche 980 Silver Metallic.
Schiersch was fortunate to even find a trailer hitch to fit the Speedster. The factory reportedly had just two left when he got his hands on it, and we could hardly imagine a more deserving customer.
"The most beautiful thing for me is still the noise of an air-cooled six-cylinder boxer engine. Driving a Speedster is just pure pleasure,” said Schiersch. "However, we no longer go on any extended trips with the trailer attached. We prefer to stay here on the North Sea coast and enjoy the peace and quiet.”
As cold as it may get where he lives, the man clearly has a thing for driving in the open air. When it's not in use, Schiersch parks the Speedster and the camper next to his Aston Martin DB9 Volante and Morgan Plus 8.