Remembering Japanese cars from the past

DOTS: Sheepish Porsche 911

Last week I spent a couple of days in Berlin. Of course I hoped to spot some nice JDM tin but the most interesting Japanese car I found was a rusty Corolla Liftback AE90. Either the Germans love their own cars so much that they don’t buy anything but Porsche, Mercedes or BMW, or it could have been that the center of Berlin (Charlottenburg and Mitte) are only occupied by the rich and famous.

Personally, given this example found in the street of my hotel, I think it was the latter:
Sheepish 911 (actually a 997)
Sheepish 911 (997 model)

Apparently owning a Porsche 911 (996997 model) is not enough anymore, but also a vanity plate with 911 in it is needed! The plate bleats 911 all over it. Would that have been on purpose? This 996997 isn’t particular a wolf in sheep’s clothing. ;)


  1. Anonymous

    Hi, The pic shows a face-lifted 997.
    Best regards from Copenhagen, Bo

  2. banpei

    I’m not a Porsche expert, so I recognized it as a 997. I’ll correct it right away!
    Thanks! :)

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