What makes Jay Leno’s garage more special than similarly sized and maintained car collections, besides the celebrity of the man himself, is the fact that almost all the cars in there have an interesting story. This 1963 Porsche 356 Carrera 2 is a classic point in case.
Jay bought the car and, because he has to know every one of his cars inside out, he went in search of an expert. He found John Willhoit, who, as it turned out, was the original owner and restorer of this Carrera 2. That’s a nice coincidence:
This video also teaches you a great deal about the history of Porsche, and the 911 in particular. Following the early 356s, this model, and then the 911s, you get a clear idea what Porsche evolution is all about. So next time you they unveil a brand-new 911 and it looks exactly the same as the old one you won’t be mad. You’ll understand that this is what a Porsche 911 must look like.