Bentley Publishers says that Seinfeld’s Porsche 356 2/040, the car that inspired Karl Ludvigsen’s forthcoming book Porsche – Origin of the Species, will be on display at the book launch event on Saturday, August 18 in Danvers, Massachusetts.
Jerry’s ex-Otto Mathé Gmünd coupe, one of the oldest original-condition Porsches on the road today, is said (in the press release) to be the car from which all Porsche 356s and, by extension, 911s trace their lineage. I don’t know how true that is, as there is are earlier Ferdinand creations in the Porsche Museum: the Volkswagen Beetle for example. Nevertheless, this car is a peach.
Author Karl Ludvigsen will give the keynote speech at the Porsche 356 East Coast Holiday in the presence of this historic Porsche. His talk will be drawn from Porsche – Origin of the Species, which will debut at the event.
The book is $120 in the USA. Amazon has it on pre-order for £70 in the UK – click here to see it. Currently undecided on a purchase – still saving for Jeff Zwart’s Rennsport book!