Yousef Fittiani is one of the founding members of the Porsche Club in Kuwait and owns a collection that would make any Porschephile tense with jealousy. Truly, this collection looks like an entire page of duPont Registry listings put in the same air-conditioned showroom.
It was thirty years ago, when Fittiani was studying in the United States, that his obsession with Porsche began. Enticed by a friend's 944 Turbo S, he asked his father for a loan. This served as the foundation for a business education that would lead his to owning his own dream car at the tender age of nineteen. Few things will drive a young man to achieve like a prized car will.
After learning the second-hand market, then trading up and reselling used cars for a profit, he'd accumulated enough to pick up his own 944. Fast forward a few years, and Fittiani was an involved member of the Porsche Club of America, and the owner of another toy: a 1992 Coral Red Carrera 2.
Over the following twenty-seven years, Fittiani amassed quite the collection back home in Kuwait. Two GT3s, a Carrera or two, and even a Carrera GT draw the eye and drop the jaw. All this eye candy is, of course, kept in pristine conditions. The fastidious collector goes to great lengths to keep his cars in top shape; keeping them inside an air-condition garage safe from the regular sandstorms outside. An abundance of memorabilia—coffee cups, posters, apparel, model cars, and even Porsche-themed calendars adorn this shrine to his favorite marque.
His fastidious nature shows in the way each car is as comprehensively clean as if they had just rolled off the showroom floor. In fact, upon the Carrera GT's first maintenance work, he had to get personally involved. “During the initial maintenance work, I went to the Porsche Center Kuwait several times and actually cleaned many of the car’s parts with a toothbrush before they were reinstalled,” he says with a sheepish grin. Turns out, even for a committed collector, calling him obsessed with the smallest detail would be a masterpiece of understatement—this man is possessed by his passion.