Digital Exhibition: Patrick Thorburn's Porsche 964 RWB Cabriolet

Photo by Orein Ferdinandus (Calgary, AB)

Photo by Orein Ferdinandus (Calgary, AB)

Name: Patrick Thorburn (@rwb_calgary)
Vehicle: Porsche 964 RWB Cabriolet

Who doesn’t grow up as a kid dreaming of owing a 911? But what really started my obsession must have been around 2012, stumbling across a blue 993 wide-body monster, RWB.  That was when I truly got hooked. I went online and reached out to RAUH-welt Begriff USA where I came in contact with Mark Arcenal.  After years of bouncing questions off Mark, it wasn’t until a layover in Manila, where I met Angie King at Car Porn Racing where I experienced the beautiful purple RWB 993 (Victoria). At that moment I knew I had to have one.

Photo by Jean-Paul Mata Leon (Vancouver, BC)

Photo by Jean-Paul Mata Leon (Vancouver, BC)

Photo by David De Borja (Calgary, AB)

Photo by David De Borja (Calgary, AB)

Photo by David De Borja (Calgary, AB)

Photo by David De Borja (Calgary, AB)

When I returned to Calgary, I found the perfect donor car.  Originally from Boston, a 1990 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet that was now located in Montreal, Quebec. I got on the phone with Mark letting him know that after years of chatting back and forth I was finally ready to have Nakai San build the first 964 RWB Cabriolet in North America.

After a roller coaster of emotions, the 964 was finally transformed March 2016. Building this Cabriolet with Nakai San was an experience in itself! The joys of owning the only 964 RWB Cabriolet in North America didn’t last long though. As I was driving out in the country I had a head on collision with your typical large Albertan deer. 

Photo by Patrick Thornburn

Photo by Patrick Thornburn

After months and months and months of repairing everything, 808 days to be exact, my 964 RWB was reborn. Finished in a deep original Porsche Schwarz… this time better than ever!

 Photos by Orein Ferdinandus (Calgary, AB), Jean-Paul Mata Leon (Vancouver, BC) and David De Borja (Calgary, AB)