We all develop interests and passions for things, people, places, activities. For example, some of us are so much into cars. It’s useless writing down the reasons why some people are just so into them.
Moreover, some car fanatics take their interests to extremes…at least in a certain way. For instance, some would pay as much as it needs to get a piece that would complete their collections. Others even risk their lives performing one of their favorite activities like car racing.
All car racing fans have probably heard of Matthew Drendel and his outstanding Porsche collection. He is known not only for being a notable racer but also for showing the world what being interested in something really means.
He started his racer career in a Ferrari 355 Challenge to move later to a Porsche 911 GT3-R with which he became a winner. This is when he fell in love with the “silly, 40 year old rear-engined car from Germany”, a love affair that led to this amazing collection. Drendel didn’t stop here and he even went further by founding the Heritage Motorwerks Porsche dealer in North Carolina.
He started his collection with a 930 road car and then added other 16 Porsches that you can see in the pictures below. Unfortunately, Matthew Dendrel passed away two years ago. After his death, Gooding & Company auctioned off all of Dendrel’s 17 Porsches.
Among the cars this collection included, there is a 973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder that was raced at the Monterey Historics. After being restored, the car coming with a 1,000hp turbocharged flat-twelve engine was sold for no more no less than $4.4m. Check the pictures to see all the pieces of this beautiful collection that stands for Dendrel’s love for Porsche.