Parkhaus1 Miami: Porsche Magic for 911s and P-Car Classics
Complete Porsche Restorations, Sales, Tuning and Dealer Alternative
Everytime a car contact of ours visits Miami and South Florida, they typically make inquiries about which supercar and classic car hotspots they need to visit. One Porsche 911 owner stopped by and later admitted within five miles of our location, he saw more supercar and hypercar content versus several years back home… all in one afternoon! Aside from the multiple 918 Porsche Spyders and RS cars we viewed that day, he wanted to experience real classic, rare and outrageously modified P-Cars, and there is only one place for that, Parkhaus1 in Miami. We visited Parkhaus1 during one of their open houses but really on any given day, the Porsche hardcore will find untold wonders of rear-engine 911s, plus a few MR and FR platforms too.
Parkhaus1 (or as they call it, The Porsche Sanctuary) is famous throughout the country and continent spanning down to South America for serious clientele. If you have the means, Parkhaus1 one will either build your dream or sell it and the caliber of inventory in the showroom is always impressive. The shop houses Porsche products of all decades, turbo and NA, narrow and widebody with upgraded cars in nearly every stage of tune. The open house coincided with client cars on display and the crowds were in a frenzy as this is almost Das Renn Treffen lite but on a monthly basis.
…If you have the means, Parkhaus1 one will either build your dream or sell it and the caliber of inventory in the showroom is always impressive…
Das Renn Treffen is the annual Porsche show held in Miami that bills itself as the largest on the east coast. Second only to Luftgekϋhlt (air cooled in German), Das Rϋenn Treffen attracts everything from low-buck 996 Turbos to near priceless Porsche 962C, 935 and 959 race cars. Parkhaus1 clients always have a huge presence there, creating much of the special content at the show.
Parkhaus1 is in deep south Miami, so when coming from northern counties like Broward or West Palm Beach, it can be a grind on the treacherous I95. But passing by the area Porsche dealerships can be worth the drive (or flatbed). A fairly new shop, Parkhaus1 was launched in 2014 by a group of Porsche enthusiasts looking to create a trusted name by doing incredible work on Porsche cars of significance. They retail rare and limited classic and late model cars but also focus on being a dealer alternative for pricey maintenance and repairs. South Florida dealer rates are over $200/hr so the Parkhaus1 $149/hr alternative is appealing to P-car owners out of warranty.
Another perk at Parkhaus1 is their Pre-Purchase Inspection service (PPI) that comes in around $349 for most P-Cars. Whether you want to see if an IMS bearing has been addressed or the body on a 356 isn’t just a hammered out rusted shell coated in layers of Bondo, buying a car remote (or local) can be a nightmare. Parkhaus1 takes all the future headaches out the equation with Gold Meister service techs at the ready for air-cooled, watercooled, naturally aspirated and turbo engines regardless if they are located in the rear, front or all chassis points in between!
The staff gave us the shop tour and a bit of backstory for each Porsche car on display. While there we saw a rare bird, Rauh-Welt Begriff (RWB) widebody 993 Cabriolet that came all the way from Georgia. Akira Nakai-san also had a few Rauh-Welt Begriff parts shipped there for an upcoming RWB 930 conversion on-site. There were manual Porsches galore for the purists like the 911R. Naturally, we couldn’t stop gawking at the uber-rare 993 911 Turbo S in the showroom with those prices soaring in the past few years.
…A fairly new shop, Parkhaus1 was launched in 2014 by a group of Porsche enthusiasts looking to create a trusted name by doing incredible work on Porsche cars of significance…
Spreading out from the indoor climate-controlled showroom, low-mile, pristine Porsches for sale stretch out to the front lot. How low mile is low mile? Well, Parkhaus1 currently has a 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster for sale that has only 3,500 miles on the clock. There are also tuned cars from TechART and a quarter million dollar Ruf, the 400-horsepower 6-speed BTR3 Turbo Cab there too! Regardless of year, make, model, trim or limited production units Parkhaus1 has for sale, one aspect of their Porsche cars is that they have been maintained, serviced and are documented with a reliable source. No surprises here and Parkhaus1 always accepts trade-ins for the right cars with no skipped maintenance intervals or sketchy history either.
When in Miami, Parkhaus1 should be on the list of must-see car attractions. Even non-Porsche aficionados will find automotive wonders to really stop and soak in at Parkhaus1 and their doors are open to customers and fans.