words and images by Rick Christian
There is one thing this 944 possesses, though, that makes it particularly unique and possibly the only one in the world of its kind…it’s a Signature Edition. You’re probably wondering, “wait a second, a Signature Edition 944? When did this happen?”
I am a Technician at Munk’s Motors in Waterford, Michigan. Peter Schutz, the former President and CEO of Porsche, stopped into our shop with his son-in-law. So then my boss asked me to come to the front lobby and after I walked in, I was introduced to Peter Schutz and was informed of his title. I was in awe and didn't know what to say. I shook his hand with a good firm shake; he had many words to say about our company and enjoyed the display of Porsches on the front lawn. The purpose for his stop is still unknown to me, but I was happy that he was there especially since my boss asked me to show Peter my 944. I was only too proud to show off my prize.
With the engine bay cleaned and the car all shined up, Peter was impressed. There was some small talk between us, but I was still in awe of who I was speaking with. Peter then asked if I wanted my car signed by him, I didn't know what to say other than YES! I ran back in the shop, went to my tool box, grabbed a black marker and a paint pen, ran back and handed them to Peter; he signed my car in three locations. To help enhance the look, I had some Signature Edition emblems made and added them alongside the 944 emblem.
Did Porsche ever make a 944 signature edition, I don't think so. What I do know is that my car is signed by Peter Schutz, and that’s a Signature 944.
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