It used to be a truism that only enthusiasts drove their cars and “collectors” simply collected; collector’s cars tend to sit around as “garage queens”. Lately, the family behind the Ingram Collection (one of the nicest Porsche collections in private hands that we know of) has been turning that old idea on its head. When I first met the Ingrams their collection was a well kept secret. They were still actively adding to their trove of rare and meaningful Porsches and were hesitant to let the world know what they did and didn’t have to ensure they didn’t price themselves out of the market (I’m over simplifying this, and it wasn’t the only reason, but I just wanted to give you some color).
Today, for the most part done collecting, the Ingrams are now sharing their Porsche collection with the world and I for one am very grateful (years ago, as a fledgling blog, it was a hard secret to keep). In the video above, narrated by noted Porsche author Randy Leffingwell, we get a closer look at a few of the Porsches in the collection and why the Ingrams chose now to go public with their cars. As they say, “0wning a car is meaningless unless you get to experience what it was intended for – driving.” Join Randy and the Ingrams as they spend some time driving some of the rarest road going Porsches through the beautiful Napa countryside alongside motorsports legends. From the unobtainable 1974 Carrera RS 3.0, to a 1 of 20 built 964 Lightweight you just don’t see cars like these on the road everyday.
If you want an even more in=depth look at the Ingram collection and what it takes to curate something like it, regardless of the marque, you can get their book, “Porsche Unexpected“.