After at least 35 years into foreign cars, including Ferrari, Aston Martin, Lotus, etc. - my all time favorite in simplicity of design is a 59 Porsche 356 Roadster Conv. 'D" Intermeccanica (black/tan int) that I found at the Carlisle Car Show last May 17th, 2017! Purchased it from the Pennsylvania meccanic who maintained the car for the multi-millionaire N.J. owner who just grew tired of it after spending $80K on his custom build in 2009!
Of course I had to have it, even without a test drive - a true work of art by Intermeccanica...2110 cc, dual 44 IDF Webers, Empi shifter, A/C, period correct dash with ivory knobs & Banjo steering wheel, etc.
And by the way....two years previous to this incident my best friend Leslie told me to find her her favorite car too - a Porsche 356 Speedster! After 6 months searching I found her car in Missouri and her husband purchased it on EBay, but I took delivery of it as they were out of the country! That's when I really got the fever when the 110' transporter delivered the car....I went out of my mind.
Leslie from Tenafly, N.J. now owns a fully documented silver 59 Porsche 356 Roadster Conv. 'D" Intermeccanica - IM12339 / blue leather int. & tan top. - the legendary George Brown Car, as recently confirmed by Henry Reisner President, Intermeccanica ! It ended up with a new 2110 cc engine built at Vintage Performance with Kurt Mezgar in Delaware, Porsche 901 gearbox, dual 48 IDF Webers, etc.