Creative people are usually creative in many respects. German car designer Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, father of the very first Porsche 911 was also an all day pipe smoker and along with cars he designed in 1980s a pipe series “Porsche Design” for himself. The first version was produced by Oldenkott (Germany) in two shapes: a straight and a half-bent. Later after some pause. Porsche Design signed a new agreement with Gubbels, the makers of Big Ben, also known as the “Royal Dutch”. Here we have a great sampe of the “Holland” Porsche Design pipe.
The pipe marking is “PORSCHE DESIGN \ P’3612”, “MADE \ IN \ HOLLAND”. The length is 13.9 cm (5.47″), bowl’s height is 5.3 cm (2.01″). External diameter of the bowl is 4.1 cm (1.61″), internal diameter is 2.1 cm (0.83″). The depth is 4.2 cm (1.65″) and this pipe weights 55 gr. Briar, acrylic stem, 9 mm filter. The stammel has a few insignificant scratches and rubbing marks, but we preferred to keep the original finish on this work of high technology. The pipe was quite accurately smoked, but at times inaccurately reamed, therefore the walls of the chamber are a little bit “barrel-shaped” now. The stem sits no too tight, but reliable.