In today’s PorscheCooled Podcast Michael presents episode 55 of owner stories with Devan from the Bay Area in U.S. Growing up in California Devan’s father was into American cars. As a kid, Porsche was not on his radar. So how did it all begin? Devan’s path to Porsche ownership started with a good friend and mentor – they would catch up, drink beers, and talk cars and Porsche. This friend, as Devan puts it, ‘moulded his perspective on the automotive front’. This is when Devan started goal setting and planning when to get his first Porsche.

Devan’s car journey included a Volvo 5 speed he learnt to drive stick on, a 66 Mustang at sixteen as well as Jaguars which he really enjoyed. Jaguar ownership made Devan look more at European cars. After that, a goal was set to buy his ‘dream car’ and Devan started looking for his first Porsche. This turned out to be a 2001 911 Turbo Tiptronic. A transmission he thought he would get to love - but he didn’t. Devan now had the taste for Porsche and knew this time he wanted a manual. His second Porsche was a 2007 997 Carrera 4S, a car he enjoyed more than the 996 Turbo.

Wanting a rawer experience Devan’s Porsche journey has come full circle. He now owns and is restoring a 1969 Porsche 911T long hood. A special car as it was owned by his late friend and mentor.

Welcome back to the Porsche Cooled Podcast

 

Follow Devan on Instagram @devanvincent 

Michael (@michael.bath) owns a first generation 997 Carrera, comes from Australia and currently resides in Bahrain. Steve (@gtst3ve) is a Porsche owner and enthusiast from Sydney, Australia.

This podcast is part of a series with Steve where two mates chat about all things Porsche. Thanks for listening.

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