Mix of past and future: Porsche dealership unveils new 911 sportscar

By Kevin Carroll - [email protected]
‘The past meets the future’ as guests look over a 1994 Porsche RS America, left, and a 2020 911 coupe at Porsche of Wyoming Valley in Plains Township on Tuesday evening. Bill Tarutis | For Times Leader ‘The past meets the future’ as guests look over a 1994 Porsche RS America, left, and a 2020 911 coupe at Porsche of Wyoming Valley in Plains Township on Tuesday evening. - Bill Tarutis | For Times Leader
Porsche of Wyoming Valley sales manager Courtney McFarlane unveils the new 2020 Porsche 911 coupe at the showroom in Plains Township on Tuesday evening. Bill Tarutis | For Times Leader Porsche of Wyoming Valley sales manager Courtney McFarlane unveils the new 2020 Porsche 911 coupe at the showroom in Plains Township on Tuesday evening. - Bill Tarutis | For Times Leader

PLAINS TWP.— Luxury car lovers, don’t worry — your dream car awaits.

The brand-new Porsche 911 Carrera, available in as a convertible or a coupe, was unveiled at Porsche Wyoming Valley on Tuesday night.

Porsche and car enthusiasts all across the Valley gathered at the dealership to watch as general manager Courtney McFarlane and his staff pulled the cover off of two brand-new automobiles one in guards red and the other an agate gray.

Onlookers applauded and whistled as the new cars were shown to the public, and a big grin spread across McFarlane’s face as he made the unveiling.

“You never think it could get any better, but they [Porsche] have really outdone themselves,” McFarland said. “911s have always been great for how they handle, how they look, and the nostalgia behind it.”

The new Porsches are on sale now, and yes, they’ll run you a pretty penny: the 911 Carrera coupe is valued at around $113,000.

Still, that didn’t seem to deter a large crowd of car owners from fantasizing about themselves behind the wheel.

“I was actually over looking at the BMW dealership across the way, and I wandered over here to check out the new cars,” said Jim Lambert, a local car enthusiast. When asked if he could see himself behind the wheel of one of the new 911s, he laughed and said, “Sure, but I’ve got two kids in college.”

For some, the new Porsches remind them of what they used to have, while for others, the car represents the latest in a long line of excellence.

Margie Becker of Tannersville has been a Porsche owner since 1997.

“I like that this model’s a little bit different,” Becker said. “The lines are a little different, a little sleeker … the fin is different.”

“Porsches are always nice,” added Al Lori, a Porsche owner since 1973.

The cars were organized in a way so that an older model, the 1994 Porsche RS America, was set facing the new 911 Carrera, as the past and future collided.

“We’ve got the past looking into the eyes of the future,” McFarlane said.

‘The past meets the future’ as guests look over a 1994 Porsche RS America, left, and a 2020 911 coupe at Porsche of Wyoming Valley in Plains Township on Tuesday evening.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/web1_TTL103019porsche-pk_2.jpg‘The past meets the future’ as guests look over a 1994 Porsche RS America, left, and a 2020 911 coupe at Porsche of Wyoming Valley in Plains Township on Tuesday evening. Bill Tarutis | For Times Leader

Porsche of Wyoming Valley sales manager Courtney McFarlane unveils the new 2020 Porsche 911 coupe at the showroom in Plains Township on Tuesday evening.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/web1_TTL103019porsche-pk_1.jpgPorsche of Wyoming Valley sales manager Courtney McFarlane unveils the new 2020 Porsche 911 coupe at the showroom in Plains Township on Tuesday evening. Bill Tarutis | For Times Leader

By Kevin Carroll

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