We get it. You’ve been cooped up in your house for the last year and a half, you’re ready to get back out into the world and experience cool car stuff again. The time has come to get back to normal, and the Saratoga Automobile Museum has you Porsche fanatics covered with its new exhibit. Rare Air is a 16-car display documenting the best air-cooled Porsches from history, all on loan from the Steven Harris collection. Opening on Sunday, May 9, the exhibit is presented by Porsche and local Porsche dealer Clifton Park, and will have a little bit of Porsche love for everyone, whether you’re a 356 fanatic or a 911 nut!
From 1956 to 1995, the collection runs the gamut of performance Porsches, and includes some seriously rare birds, hence the name of the exhibit. The SC/RS, for example, is one of only twenty built for worldwide consumption. Five different four-cam-powered 356s in one place is also a rarity. This sounds like a truly amazing selection of cars. You won’t want to miss it. Here’s everything being displayed in Rare Air.
- 1956 356A Carrera Coupe
- 1957 356A Carrera Speedster
- 1958 356A Carrera GT Coupe
- 1959 Carrera GS Cabriolet
- 1960 356B T5 Roadster
- 1963 Carrera 2 GS Cabriolet
- 1964 356C Couple — Peking to Paris Rally car
- 1973 911T “SHTang”/RGruppe
- 1973 911 Carrera RS
- 1974 911 Carrera RS 3.0
- 1984 911 SCRS
- 1992 964 911 Carrera RS Lightweight
- 1992 964 911 RS N-GT “Macau”
- 1994 964 911 RS 3.8
- 1995 993 911 Carrera RS
- 1995 993 911 GT2
“Automobiles are works of art that evoke strong emotional responses and memories from those who view them,” said Carly Connors, the museum’s executive director, “These astounding and iconic Porsches, from the Steven Harris Collection, are absolutely works of art. You do not have to be an automotive enthusiast to fully appreciate each detail, line and proportion. One glance at these stunning automobiles can convey the consideration, timeless design aesthetics, creative genius and effort that created them. We invite you to experience these Porsches for yourself, here in our Museum.”
There will be an exhibit preview day for Museum members on Saturday, May 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Members tickets can be reserved online, for free.
The exhibit will open to the general public on Sunday, May 9 at 10 a.m. Adult admission tickets are $12, students, seniors, veterans and active military admission prices are $10. Admission tickets can be purchased via the Museum’s website at saratogaautomuseum.org or in-person at the Museum. The Museum is located within the 2,500-acre Saratoga Spa State Park, in the heart of historic Saratoga Springs, New York