So You Think You Like Porsches?
The Plöger Collection

Warning: The following article contains content of a highly Porsche-graphic nature. Reader discretion is advised.

This feature is unashamedly Porsche, in its purest form. There are no Winston-smoking, hacksaw-wielding Japanese men bolting on body kits. Nor are there any power-crazed American tuners, inducing enough boost to blow diamonds out of the exhaust.

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What we have here is a gorgeous collection of Porsche 911s, belonging to the husband and wife duo of Olli (@olli_ploeger) and Andrea Plöger. I wouldn’t be surprised if you’ve seen these cars on some form of social media in our little corner of the internet.

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Photos of these cars get around. After all, it’s not often you see what’s basically a bag of Skittles in automotive form. Let alone under one roof. Let alone all being the same make and model.

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The first time I saw a photo of the Plöger collection on my Instagram feed, I’m fairly certain my pupils dilated as if I’d taken a pill of the party variety.

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I’ve been a Porsche fan, especially of the 964, from a rather young age. Young enough to have articles such as this, and this forever engrained in my memory. In fact, I was actually at the Urban Outlaw Porsche night at the Ace Cafe back in 2015. I’ve got the Urban Outlaw book signed by Magnus Walker, somewhere.

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Let’s step back to 1990. At the time, 23-year-old Olli Plöger was fresh out of law school and working hard at his father’s firm. His grafting enabled him to buy his very first Porsche 964, the Mintgrün 1992 Carrera 2 Cabriolet you see below.

“It’s a ’92 model that happened to be first registered on my birthday, October 29th,” Olli recalls. “From the middle of 1993, I started searching for a 964 Coupé and actually looked at a few vehicles. I didn’t plan to own a convertible but the mint green colour convinced me, compared to black, silver, red and white.”

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The minty-fresh Cabrio didn’t start life as you see it now. Olli had the narrow Carerra converted to a ‘WTL’, in line with his vision for the car. What’s a WTL, you might ask? It’s Porsche-speak for a ‘factory Turbo look’. This means it has the wide metal arches from the 964 Turbo, but without the whale tail spoiler.

I’m not traditionally a fan of a 911 Cabrio – I’d rather have a Targa – but I can’t deny this is a handsome little sports car.

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Underneath the vibrant, curvaceous body shell lies a formidable upgrade package. Bilstein PSS10 coilovers and a factory Turbo ‘Big Red’ brake upgrade (from a 964 3.6 Turbo or 993 Twin Turbo) peek out behind the 18×8-inch and 18×10-inch Speedline wheels, wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres. An RS strut brace completes the handling upgrades.

You may be wondering why so much emphasis on cornering in a soft-top? Well, when you’re being pushed along by a 3.8L engine with 311hp and 375Nm of torque, you’ll want to be able to stop and turn as precisely as possible.

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The eagle-eyed amongst you may already have noticed that the list of modifications I just mentioned applies to most, if not all, of the Plöger 964s. In fact for Olli, “a 964 is only my 964 if I have installed a Bilstein PSS10 coilover kit, Big Reds, original ‘Speedlines for Porsche’ and Michelin tyres.”

That doesn’t mean that Olli stops there when modifying a Porsche though. Far from it.

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Take this pair of orange and lime Tic-Tacs, for example.

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Whilst at a glance they appear to be identical bar the colour, this duo have been built to provide an equal amount of adrenaline in very different environments. The Continental Orange car was destined for track use, with a 964 RS 3.8L engine conversion including very aggressive 305-degree Schrick camshafts and a 5-speed gearbox. This car underwent a complete bare metal respray, with a full roll cage installed during the process.

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The painted shell was left devoid of any insulation or sound deadening, with choice interior upgrades to keep the driving experience pleasant. A full leather centre console, genuine 964 Carrera RS Recaro seats, dashboard and door panels add a touch of civility to the cabin. The 993 GT2 Momo steering wheel and Porsche Exclusive gear knob/handbrake combo mark Olli out as a connoisseur of Porsche parts.

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Walter Röhrl edition Bilstein PSS10 coilovers, Porsche Big Red brakes and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 round up the ‘Olli upgrades’, but in this case there are a particularly special set of Speedline wheels on the car.

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18×9.5-inch ET57 and 18×11-inch ET5 are the holy grail variants of these wheels, as rare as hen’s teeth and über desirable to air-cooled Porsche enthusiasts. Combined with the 993 GT2 lightweight hubs and a 964 Carrera RS manual steering rack, the feedback must be absolutely incredible.

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Not that I approve of old-hat, played-out automotive journalism terms, but I bet driving this car feels… ‘telepathic, on rails, as though the driver is connected directly to the road’, etc.

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The Gelbgrün, or Yellow Green car is a very similar spec, however Olli wanted one for some seriously fast road use with more creature comforts. As a result you find a full leather interior with an RS carpet and no roll cage.

Whilst the handling modifications may be the same, the 3.8L engine is slightly more road-friendly with 288-degree Schrick camshaft at either end of the flat-six.

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It may seem like overkill to have two near-identical cars, yet I do see Olli’s point of view. Sometimes you want to have a blast without the hassle of a cage, harnesses, noise and vibration. There’s a lot to be said for a car that can perform on the cutting edge, whilst also being easy to just get in and go.

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From orange, to yellow-green, let’s look at some of Olli’s blue cars.

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The Maritime Blue, ’30 Years of 911′ example is potentially Olli’s most offensive to Porsche purists. Why? Well for starters, Porsche never made a Maritime Blue 30 Jähre car. Affectionately known as ‘Jubi’ for short, all of the 964 Jubis only came in Viola, Amethyst or Polar Silver.

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Not that Olli cared though. The Jubi’s factory WTL is what he was after, and he had the car completely resprayed and re-trimmed inside with two-tone grey leather. Oh, and all of the Jubis left the factory with 4WD Carrera 4 underpinnings.

Olli has had his converted to RWD.

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Another neat touch? That ducktail is a custom item of Olli’s own design, where the leading edge of the spoiler lines up just right with the trailing edge of the rain guttering.

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If Maritime Blue isn’t your cuppa, how about the only Porsche ever built to test the colour ‘Riviera Blue’ before it was officially launched with the 993 generation 911 in 1994? This blue didn’t even have a name when the 964 was painted.

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Or we have the stunning Carrera 2 in Coppaflorio, possibly the single hardest non-metallic colour I have ever tried to capture accurately. I can only apologise for any (guaranteed) discrepancies across the photos.

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There’s just something so reactive about the duck-egg paint in photos, but I can assure you it is phenomenal in person beyond any hue I can convey.

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It goes without saying that this is an extraordinary collection of Porsches. More importantly they are owned by extraordinarily lovely people. Olli and Andrea were beyond welcoming when inviting me to their home and to view their cars. So much so that they cooked lunch for myself and Till, our go-to SH German correspondent at this point, which was a first.

“I have been happily married to Andrea for many years and have a very tolerant wife by my side, who not only allows me to pursue our passion for Porsche but also actively supports me,” says Olli. “She actually had the sceptre in her hand when it came to choosing the colour for some of our 964s. Our shared fascination for the cars is twice as nice as if I were to live it alone.”

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You’d be surprised at how often Olli and Andrea use the Porsches too. “I often drive my Porsches during the week,” Olli explained. “Especially after a long day in my law firm, I like to treat myself to a little trip to relax in one of my ‘sweets’ at the end of the day. I still go shopping, run errands and use the 964s in everyday life. Each 964 is usually driven between 2,000 and 6,000km a year. Only my orange Carrera RS 3.8 Clubsport spends its few kilometres mostly on the trailer and on track.”

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Olli was also keen to note that as with all classics and modern-classics, sitting stationary for too long is what causes nasty surprises to pop up. 964s are no different, even if “the build quality of the 964 is outstanding, and they still look like they’ve been milled out of billet.”

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“The 30-year-old interior is timeless and the leather quality is better than in all subsequent 911s. Just closing the doors is a symphony for the ears; a 964 door slams shut without any strange noises.”

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I couldn’t go without asking Olli and Andrea what their opinion is of the bubble in the classic Porsche market, after all having owned so many for so long they’ll have seen the prices shoot up over the past decade.

“In my opinion, there is no artificial price inflation, since the price is self-regulating through supply and demand,” said Olli on the subject. “Spare parts have also become extremely expensive at Porsche in recent years, good workshops are fully booked and also have correspondingly high hourly rates. A good 964 costs a lot of money to be kept in good condition.”

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“The most important thing when buying a 964 is that you buy one because of its technical condition and not whether it has a lot of stamps in the service book or few previous owners and/or a low kilometres. With a 964 that’s around 30 years old, so many things can be defective without it being immediately obvious if you don’t have a specialist with you when you visit. In any case, you shouldn’t be put off by the prices. Once you own a 964, the emotions outweigh any investment, no matter how annoying, that you might not have expected when you bought it.”

That last sentence alone is enough to see Olli’s passion for his cars. I can’t begin to fathom the devotion and love you’d need to have to not only willingly, but joyously own 10 of the same car in such amazing condition.

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If I had to choose one? It would likely be the Yellow Green ‘road-going’ 3.8 RS build. I love the balance it strikes between hardcore track car and comfortable road car. Paint it Coppaflorio and you have near enough my dream 964. For Olli though?

“I don’t have a favourite, every 964 is special to me. Every colour has its own effect on me and is great fun in its own way. If asked which I would give up last, it would be my first Porsche 964, the mint green convertible. When the weather is nice there is nothing better than an open-top, air-cooled, wide 964 convertible with some extra power, a sorted chassis and big brakes to be on the go.”

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I’m still incredibly grateful to Olli and Andrea for their hospitality, and for allowing me to spend a day with them and their stunning cars. I can certainly count the day in my top three automotive experiences so far.

Mario Christou
Instagram: mcwpn

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What an amazing collection!


It's really something isn't? I visited Olli as part of a road trip from London to Berlin and I think, as wicked as the trip was, Olli's cars may be the highlight.

Thanks so much for reading!


Nothing wrong in admiring a chassis and build a spectrum of cars out of it to suite different needs (daily, track, conertible for fresh days,...). The only pint that did hold me a little is converting the 30 Jahre to RWD, come on man out of 10 964s a 4WD is not a bad thing to add to the collection. And thanks for adding the total at the end because i couldn't keep track.
I'm more jealous (in a good way) of the couple's harmony than the collection itself.


Hi Ishac. So one thing I didn't mention was that Olli and Andrea now have 11 964s, having added a Signal Green Carrera 2 to their collection since my visit!

Sources differ but Porsche are said to have built 911 Jubilee models, but all Olli really wanted from it was the factory wide body. Yes I can see why it's a shame to some, but I'd argue it's more satisfying knowing that not only is 'your' 911 a cut above the rest from factory, but it's now a one of a kind example perfect for yourself.

Thanks for reading!


I don't care about the "collection" status if the owner is enjoying the car all the idea was if you have the almost full color palette why not also opt for the full configurations/options palette. And good to know that the family is still expanding.


I guess he knows what he wants when it comes to a 911. If anything it just raises the value of the other 9 AWD models.


Exactly that PrematuredGravy. I'd rather have my perfect car than preserve the originality of something for the sake of 'rarity' etc. Also, there were supposedly 911 Jubi models produced by Porsche, so that makes 910 4WD models in theory!

Thank you for reading :)


I can respect the fact that he knows what he wants but if he wants an RWD 964, why convert a Jahre car when there's so many RWD 964's out there? These aren't very common cars and I think they deserve to be preserved to some extent (at least in my opinion).


Hi Ikea, I think the main appeal for Olli was that this is literally a factory-built WTL, and not a narrow body converted to wide hips. I'd argue hat makes this a lot more special for the man who has it all...

Thank you so much for reading!


Just to be clear: I don't care about the value of "special edition" cars if it has to stay hidden somewhere, i prefer modifying it and enjoy it. But an AWD is also a variant of this relatively huge and diverse 964 collection.


The pictures were amazing but the interview was without a doubt the best part. I loved reading Olli's responses and I hope more speedhunters articles interview the owners of these amazing machines like this.


That's definitely the plan. I've always loved including a 'human' element to my features and stories, and direct interview is a technique I've been wanting to implement for a while. I'm glad to see the readers are enjoying it too!


agreed I would love more interviews. They're a lot of fun


Of course I love Porsche! Porsche is my childhood favorite!
And wow what a fantastic collection here! Love the color schemes it's very fascinating!


I had to do my absolute hardest from dropping a 'skittles' reference in every single paragraph. I think I did fairly well! Opening the garage doors for the first time brightened my day, both literally and figuratively.

Thanks for reading!


btw your skittles reference reminds me of this commectial:


I don't hate the wild Porsche builds but these are so much better. If I ever have to money to modify or even own one a Porsche this is how I would build it.


Hi Owen! I have always wanted an RWB since the moment I saw one on a 360p YouTube video as a kid. 'Good Hills Speed' is still my favourite build, having had the arched smoothed in and being a complete race/track built, just as Nakai intended when he started.

That being said, as time has gone on I've come to appreciate just how gorgeous a 964 is in standard guise, whether narrow or WTL. Seeing so many in person, then seeing an RWB 964 later in the day really made me realise how much of a caricature the bolt on kits are.

Thanks so much for reading.


Oh, and all of the Jubis left the factory with 4WD Carrera 4 underpinnings.

Olli has had his converted to RWD.

Man, does this guy know how to just go out and enjoy a 911! I may be a RWB guy but I must say that I love the style of these cars as-is just as much as with overfenders. What I especially like the most is how diverse the garage color palette is.

I had a question though. So Olli truly drives nothing else? He doesn’t have something with a little bit more utility like a hatchback or a truck?


As I mentioned in another comment to Owen, I spend all morning and early afternoon with Olli's cars, then the evening with an RWB 964. The RWB cars (which I do love up until the rear tyres begin to resemble steam-rollers), really are a caricature of a 964. Not in a bad way, just very exaggerated. Sometime simple is best.

Oh and as for a daily? It's arguably cooler than the Porsches.

Olli has a Mercedes-Benz E500 estate. I believe it was debadged too? A proper muscle-wagon sleeper.


A 500 Estate... This guy leads my pipe dream life.

I agree- RWB isn't exactly comparable to an unmodified 964, but as I said, as a huge fan of those kits I just like these particular cars so much that I simply wouldn't touch them if they fell into my hands. Thanks for the article.


why have a hatchback or truck when you could just have 3 porsches carrying the same load??


Damn!!!! Who is this guy?!!! Love the colors! The green and orange 964 RS's take the cake! Unbelievable!!!


Olli is just a lovely bloke with some of the coolest Porsches you'll ever see - and I don't think any more has to be said!

Thanks for reading!


I can't be the only one that thinks that these stylized pastel colored sports cars make new porsches feel kinda dull.
These all look wildly unique compared to their modern and classic competitors, even against each other. Very cool collection!


I agree completely Mike, although to play devil's advocate, Porsche probably has the widest and wildest colour palette of the current OEMs thanks to their Paint To Sample scheme. In fact, you'll see a decent amount of brand new 992s rocking some of the colours in the article above!

Thanks so much for reading.


these are just absolutely gorgeous cars I love them!!!


They're absolutely incredible, I could have spent a whole week just looking at them!


these are just absolutely gorgeous cars I love them!!!


It's made me realise just how desperately I need a 964 (again). Living in London though means it's a poisoned apple, as every factor is against me owning one of my dream cars.


ten porsches and not a child in sight. makes perfect sense.


That sounds like a much more relaxing and financially sound proposition than ten children and not a Porsche in sight, wouldn't you agree?


I'm not a Porsche guy at all, in fact I think they're some of the most bland cars ever made, but the variety of colours made me click on this story and I'm glad I did. I love all the colours, interior combos and colour matched wheels, but to have every car on the exact same style of wheel is where I tuned out and became a little bored. Surely a bit of variety in the wheel style wouldn't go astray. Very cool cars nonetheless!


Hey Spaghetti, I suppose some people just know exactly what they like and don't want anything else! Well, maybe 10 different versions of exactly what they like but you get my drift haha.

Thanks for reading.


It's like a scene from No Man's Land, my brother and I love that movie.


It's certainly a scene you have to experience in person to really appreciate just how ridiculous it is!


Was agreeing with everything he said up until the artificial price statement. Porsches have been artificially inflated but i guess he says that because he has every car he wantes before they went up in price.

But whats more important is the color matched wheels


Well to play devil's advocate, at the end of the day the market is only driven by what people are willing to pay for the products, and the demand as a result. Turns out people are a lot more willing to pay high asking prices than everybody thought for an air cooled Porsche!

Also, Olli purchased his collection steadily over the past 30 years, and in fact added a signal green 964 to the stable very late last year. That goes to show he didn't just buy cheap, but he's happy to pay a higher price for what he loves!

Thanks so much for reading.


Such and incredible, beautifully focused collection. What a treat to be able to enjoy these through my computer screen today. Olli has a good thing going!


I'm very glad you enjoyed the article, and thank you for reading!


Great article! As a 964 modified C2 owner I'm very curious why he loves so much pss10 and 18" wheels. I mean they look great but the first modification I did on mine was to go back to 17 inches. And I'm not happy with pss10 either, the car is too harsh on fast road use,maybe in Germany they are smoother.


Thanks Fede! A large part of it will certainly be down to looks, and when it comes to ride and handling the matter is very subjective. Germany definitely has smoother roads than the UK, for example, so I'd imagine Olli's 964s would feel very different here vs across the Channel.


These guys are cooked as
They have like 30 of the same car but in Skittles colours


Hey JC, what do you count as interesting?


Great article. Love the couple's attitude towards colours because nothing is more boring than black, white or silver.


Thank you so much Wolfbach, thanks for reading! They're such lovely people; a strong sense of joie de vivre about them for sure.

Lunar TheSpaceCat

Do I like Porsches?
Do i like neon colored Porsches.
Silver or black please.

Christopher McElligott

"Let’s step back to 1990. At the time, 23-year-old Olli Plöger was fresh out of law school and working hard at his father’s firm."

This statement is the most remarkable thing about this collection: The article actually told us where the money came from, in this case the owner being a middle-aged guy with a plausible source of enough legitimate income to afford it.

Usually we have to guess, and that's where the conspiracy theories and unsavory assumptions live.


I did laugh a bit when I read this sentence, most new grad lawyers aren't jumping into an almost brand new Porsche 911 despite what the movies say, I think you'll find the key to the start of this collection at the end of the sentence.


Thank you so much Mario for the brilliant article and photography. Olli and Andrea have to be the coolest couple sharing a passion and living the dream.


this is what my dreams would look like if they brought back the sexy m&ms


Much colour