Digital Exhibition: Timothy Kwon
Name: Timothy Kwon (@timothy.kwon)
How did you find your 964? Where did you find it?
I found my 964 through a good friend of mine, Drew at @911cooled. Luckily for me, it just happened to be the right moment at the right time. It's always best when you get a car from a reliable person/seller.
What got you interested in the 964?
To be fully transparent, it wasn't until recently about a year ago that I was infatuated with the 964. When Drew @911cooled got into Porsches I really got to inspect them up close and experience the 964 platform firsthand; everything just seemed "right." I was instantly hooked. I would go to every Porsche car meet I could just to look and lust over them. Luft 5 definitely opened up my eyes even more. I also grew up loving JDM cars and I attended to HPDE/track days very often. I would always see 911s out on the race track and have always been intrigued by them (looks, how it sounds, etc). However, I never really got into them back then due to how expensive they were and I didn't know very many people that had them. In hindsight I should have bought one way earlier before the prices jumped up!
What makes the 964 so special?
Given the history of the Porsche brand and the 911 itself, the 964 specifically for me is the perfect blend of classic with a modern touch. The 964 is in my opinion is the best looking 911 that Porsche has ever made. Even though the 911 carries the "same shape" throughout all generations, I feel like the 964 design was executed perfectly. The way it drives, the way it smells, it's hard to describe but the feeling I get when driving the 964 is very visceral. I have only owned my 964 for about 7 months now but I feel so at home in a 964. I don't think I'll ever get tired of this car or sell it. This is something I've said about other cars that I've owned in the past but here I am now with a 964!
Have you made any modifications to your 964?
BBS E88 Wheels, KW V3 Coilovers/Ground Control Camber Plates, DAS Roll bar, Recaro A8 Seats, Full RS Carpet/Interior, Momo Mod 78 Steering Wheel, RUF Pedal set, RUF Front Lip, RS Door Panels/Door Pulls, Euro-spec Rear Bumper, 991 GT3RS Exhaust + Fabspeed Headers
It's interesting seeing the value and popularity of the 964 spike up drastically within the past few years. I'm definitely a little late into this air-cooled craze but I am very happy with the acquisition of my 964. I don't think this is just a "fad or hype" but people are starting to realize how great this platform is. Buying this car for myself was definitely a selfish decision, I won't deny that. Having material things such as a nice car is great, however it is not the end all solution for ultimate happiness in life. More importantly than the material aspect of the car, my 964 has given me some of the best experiences of my life meeting other like-minded enthusiasts and exploring new places. I'm a 26 year old creative entrepreneur that has been running a commercial video production company (www.otimpictures.com) and am now transitioning my company into a full service branding/marketing agency. I've worked hard to get to where I am now and I know there is still a long road ahead. Whenever I drive the 964 it reminds me of all the good things that can come with hard work and dedication. In general not many people my age own any Porsches but I hope this inspires other young hustlers and entrepreneurs that will soon be future 911 owners, to remember to keep on pushing for what you want in life. There are great things ahead in everyone's journey as long as you stay consistent and put in hard work everyday. I hope to collect more 964s and other 911s in the future.