A chance to put yourself in Porsche's shoes

| 14 Nov 2011

Fancy following in the footsteps of one the most famous names in the automotive business? Visitors to this year’s Porsche Swap Treffen in Germany had the chance to do just that if they snapped up a pair of shoes that were once worn by Ferry Porsche, son of marque founder Ferdinand.The patent leather footware could have been yours for a cool €1200 at the annual parts fair on 12 November at Schnordorf’s Arnold-Areal Galerie some 30km east of Stuttgart.

The shoes were a highlight of a raft of marque-related parts and memorabilia, from engine lid grilles, steering wheels and badges, to toys, books and posters – plus an abundance of body panels and engine parts for the 356, 911 and other Porsche models.

More than 40 marque dealers from five countries took part, including UK-based specialist Karmann Konnection, in the autojumble, which pays homage to Paul Ernst Strähle (1927-2010), son of the Swabian aviation mogul Paul Strähle. Paul Ernst was a devote Porsche driver and, among others, claimed class wins on the Mille Miglia and Targa Florio.