The Youngtimer

Peter Iversen from Denmark is probably the youngest specialist for the Porsche 356, especially for the models with the Carrera engine.

Text: Matthias Mederer Photo: Amy Shore 27.03.2019 1 min

Peter Iversen was not yet born when Porsche discontinued production of the 356 in 1965. When he started to restore 356s in 1986 when he was only 19 years old, this was an unusual step. "At the end of the 1980s, the Porsche 356 were far from as popular as they are today," he once said in an interview with the British magazine classicdriver.com, adding: "Most people thought I was crazy."

But the fascination has always been strong. He is most fascinated by the lines, which are extremely clean and organic, and over time Iversen acquired more and more knowledge. The construction of a Carrera engine in particular could take up to 200 working hours. And: most of the specialists who still have the necessary knowledge today are already over 80 years old. Iversen is currently offering six vehicles for sale on its website, all of which have been restored to perfection by an expert who prefers to accommodate his customers at home in a guesthouse rather than sending them to a hotel.