A Visit to Dutton Garage – Part 1 – Ze Germans – 12 March 2016

October 4, 2016 11:13 pm

A spur of the moment car purchase saw us with a few hours to spare in Melbourne one Autumn Saturday. We tossed around ideas of what to do before settling on the only natural choice for any car enthusiast – a visit to Dutton Garage in Richmond.

Having grown in social media notoriety recently – every second ‘car spotter’ in Melbourne posting a constant stream of photos – we felt we better see what all the fuss was about.

And we were not disappointed! First impressions were of a stunning piece of adaptive reuse architecture, fusing modern cubist forms and the traditional industrial aesthetic perfectly. Entering the cast-iron doors, we were greeted by a fleet of Stuttgart’s finest, led by a very special Sport Classic:

Given the current popularity of all things Porsche, there was a plethora on display from classic to modern versions, original and restored but all just a little bit special in some way:

A couple of 993 Turbos, commanding big money these days:

This one with an SLS lurking in the background:

Some classic 356 and 911 action:

And one of the most special Porsches of all, the 959:

Another very special, hugely collectable car was this 300SL, gorgeous in red:

There was a lot of bratwurst to digest but still room for some pizza! Part 2 – Gli Italiani to follow shortly…

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