To an extent, spending hours around Porsches’ rainbow Skittles can start to cause some sensory overload, diminishing the sense of privacy these undeniably air-cooled private cars create when spotted in the wild. Thanks to that, Long seems to be aware of this fact.
Usually, Luftgekühlt first build “LuftAuto”. Instead, this year Long brought two of his last projects: the 1974 Bahama Yellow which he described as “98 percent authentic” before receiving a re-appeal to bring it back to the world of reliability and the 75 tight body in the Peru Red, under which he said, “Everything has been modified.” But it still looks like you bought tartan from the dealer in 1975, including getting a tartan from Denmark.”
Why such common mischievous years of the 911, amid the glut of typically coveted models?
“This is the last air-cooled car, the least expensive, and the last 911 accessible,” Long said. “I just want to tell stories with them and celebrate a car that has remained pretty much the last group of cars.”
Of course, the vast majority of Luftgekühlt’s Porsche cars, whether they are original authentic or highly modified custom ones, sit out of the reach of humans. Outside of 911s, the Luftgekühlt appears to have matured to be more overtly welcoming of the 912 and 914, both of which have recently risen in value once burgeoning Porsche enthusiasts realized their emerging potential, somewhat akin to water-cooled cars like the 924, 928, 944 and 968—though Ensure that all of these are currently prohibited from attending Luft.