Porsche: Rare and Iconic Models

PORSCHE POWERHOUSE: The Private Porsche Collection of Manhattan Motorcars Owner Brian Miller

The New York Auto Show is pleased to present an exquisite private Porsche collection owned by Manhattan Motor Cars owner, Brian Miller. With a passion for automotive excellence, Brian has meticulously selected 10 classic Porsche models that embody the epitome of luxury, performance, and design. Each vehicle in this collection tells a unique story, showcasing the evolution of Porsche engineering and style over the decades.

From the timeless Porsche 356 to the legendary Porsche 911 RS Tribute, this collection features some of the most sought-after and iconic models in Porsche history. Each car has been lovingly restored and maintained to pristine condition, ensuring that every detail reflects the original craftsmanship and beauty of these classics.

1960 Porsche 356 Convertible
The Porsche 356 was Porsche’s first production automobile. The 356 is a lightweight, nimble-handling, rear-engine, rear-wheel drive, two-door available in hardtop coupe and convertible configurations. Production started in 1948 in Austria, where Porsche built approximately 50 cars. In 1950 the factory relocated to Germany, and general production of the 356 continued until April 1965, well after the replacement model 911 made its September 1964 debut. Of the 76,000 originally produced, approximately half survive. The original price in 1948 for the 356 coupe was $3,750 and $4,250 for the convertible.

1967 Porsche 912
The 912 is a sports car produced by Porsche for the 1965 through 1969 model years to bridge the price gap between the 356, which was still being produced at this time, and the 911. The less expensive and significantly less powerful variant of the 911, it was also offered in compact 2+2 Coupé and Targa body styles. The nimble-handling 912 was fitted with a 1.6-liter – flat-4 from the last of the 356s, slightly detuned to 102 horsepower. The 912’s high-efficiency boxer engine, low drag, and low weight allow it to get up to 30 miles per gallon. Priced at $4,700, more than 32,000 912s were built from April 1965 to July 1969.

1968 Porsche “Soft Window” Targa
On April 5, 1965, Porsche officially began production of the 912 coupe. In terms of looks and technology, the 912 was virtually identical to the 911. Performance, quality construction, reliability, and price made the 912 a very attractive buy to both new and old customers, and it substantially outsold the 911 during the first few years of production. Porsche produced nearly 30,000 912 coupes and about 2,500 Targas during a five-year manufacturing run. Production of the Targa, complete with a removable roof and heavy transparent plastic rear windows openable with a zipper became known as the ‘soft-window Targa’ by enthusiasts.

1974 Porsche 911 RS 2.7
The Carrera RS models, valued by collectors, are considered by many to be the greatest classic 911s of all time. RS stands for Rennsport in German, meaning “racing sport”. The Carrera name was reintroduced from the 356 Carrera which had itself been named after Porsche’s victories in the Carrera Panamericana races in Mexico in the 1950s. The RS was built so that Porsche could enter racing formulae that demanded that a certain minimum number of production cars were made. Compared with a standard 911S, the Carrera 2.7 RS had a larger 2,687 cc boxer-6 fuel-injected engine, stiffened suspension, a “ducktail” rear spoiler, larger brakes, wider rear wheels, and rear wings.

1992 Porsche America Roadster
The Porsche 964 is the company’s internal name for the version of the Porsche 911 model manufactured and sold between 1989 and 1994. It was the first generation of 911 to be offered with Porsche’s optional Tiptronic automatic transmission as well as the first generation to be offered with all-wheel drive. It featured a distinctive “whale tail” spoiler, cloth-covered sports seats, 17-inch wheels, and M030 Sports Suspension were fitted as standard. The logo “RS America” was written on the deck lid along with an “RS” logo in front of the rear wheels. A cabriolet version was released in 1992 which was mechanically identical to the standard model apart from 17″ cup wheels and the brakes and suspension which were ‘Turbo’ specification. Only 250 of this variant were produced in total during the 1992 and 1993 model years.

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder
The Porsche 918 Spyder is a plug-in hybrid powered by a mid-mounted naturally aspirated 4,593 cc 4.6-liter V8 engine, developing 599 horsepower at 8,700 RPM, with two electric motors delivering an additional 282 horsepower for a combined output of 875 horsepower and 944 lb-ft of torque. The 918 Spyder’s 6.8 kWh lithium-ion battery pack delivers an all-electric range of 12 miles. Production began in September 2013 and the starting price was $845,000.

2022 Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition Targa
Porsche celebrated 50 years of Porsche Design with an exclusive 911 named in honor of the milestone. This version, limited to 750 vehicles, has many features and details that pay homage to the iconic designs of Ferdinand Alexander (F.A.) Porsche. The limited-edition model has the same wheels as the 911 Turbo S: 20 inches at the front and 21 inches at the rear. The rims are also painted in satin finish Platinum, and the hub covers have colored Porsche crests. The brake calipers are painted in high-gloss Black, as are the main features of the standard Sport Design package. The special edition also features an exclusive ‘Porsche Design 50th Anniversary Edition’ badge on the slats of the rear lid grille. While the ‘911’ logo on the rear apron is Black.

2023 Porsche 911 Dakar
The Dakar Rallye was one of the greatest adventures in the world and a challenging test of endurance. With the toughest drivers, the toughest vehicles, and a legendary winner in 1984: the 911 Carrera 3.2 4×4 Paris-Dakar (953). With the Rallye Design Package, Porsche pays homage to the original. Whether on tarmac, gravel, or sand: The stiffer engine mounts of the 911 GT3 increase the driving dynamics of the 911 Dakar, especially when driving off-road while its Rallye Launch Control system includes two additional performance setups: Rallye mode for gravel roads, muddy tracks and wet grass; and Offroad mode for tackling sand dunes and rocky passages. With a nod to the historic original, the 2023 911 Dakar Rally edition features the two-tone paint finish in White/Gentian Blue Metallic, decorative stripes in Gold/Red and 19/20-inch wheels painted in White with all-terrain tires pay homage to the legendary 1984 Porsche 953. The 911 Dakar produces 473 horsepower, which is transferred to all four wheels by the 8-speed automatic.

2023 Porsche 911 RS Tribute
Paying tribute to the legendary 1973 911 Carrera RS 2.7, Porsche created the first 911 GT3 RS Tribute to Carrera RS Package. The special offering pays homage to one of the most iconic 911 models. The Carrera RS Tribute includes unique styling elements for both the exterior and interior, a bespoke Porsche Design timepiece and several accessories specifically created for the car. Special Python Green colored elements unique to the package include magnesium wheels, mirror caps, and GT3 RS side graphics. PORSCHE script on the underside of the wing and a GT3 RS graphic on the rear bumper continues the theme, which is completed by a special RS logo on the wing end plates featuring the American flag. Inside, modifications deviated stitching in green, illuminated door sill guards with ‟Tribute to Carrera RS” script, a center console lid embossed with the ‟RS” logo, and keys painted in white. The 2023 911 RS Tribute price: $312,550.

2023 911 Sport Classic:
The new 911 Sport Classic is the second of four collector’s items that Porsche has presented from its Heritage Design Collection. Only 1,250 examples of the limited-edition model that revived the style of the 1960s and early 1970s will be produced. The appearance of this model is inspired by the original 911 (1964 – 1973) and in particular the 1972 911 Carrera RS 2.7. The wide body – otherwise reserved for the 911 Turbo models – a fixed rear spoiler in the style of the legendary ‘ducktail’ Carrera RS 2.7 and the double-bubble roof underscore the distinctiveness of the new 911 Sport Classic. The Sport Classic is rear-wheel drive and is powered by a 3.7-liter, twin-turbo flat-six engine and is the most powerful manual 911 available.

From the outside, he looks to have one of the most glamorous jobs in the world. As the founder of Manhattan Motorcars who wouldn’t like to sell Lamborghini, Rolls Royce, Bugatti, Bentley, Porsche, Rimac, and Lotus cars to the rich and famous? But, like all entrepreneurs, Brian Miller has put his life and soul into this business and worked tirelessly to build an auto group that is one of the most important luxury automobile retailers in the world.

Brian is an enthusiastic, hands-on businessman who, in addition to running his business, has dedicated himself to supporting the industry as a whole. Brian is a past chair of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA) where he has served on many committees in Employee Relations and Government Relations and serves on the Association’s Executive Committee. Brian was appointed GNYADA Chairman in June 2008, having served as Vice Chairman since 2004. He has been the New York Auto Show Committee’s Vice President for over two decades.

Brian is a board member of both the Bentley and Rolls Royce dealer councils and has received many industry awards for outstanding customer service and was awarded the Northwood University Dealer Education Award. He is also a huge contributor to charities and good causes. He has sponsored many events and helped raise funds for charities including the Westchester County March of Dimes, Boys and Girls Club of America, the East Side House Settlement, Children for Chernobyl Charity, the Columbus Foundation, the Cancer Fertility Association, NYU Toys for Tots, and the Peconic Medical Center.

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See the Collection
March 29-April 7 | Javits Center
Join us at the New York International Auto Show to experience the timeless elegance and performance of Brian Miller’s private Porsche collection. Whether you’re a car enthusiast, a history buff, or simply appreciate the finer things in life, this exhibit is sure to captivate and inspire. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to witness automotive artistry at its finest at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.