Porsche, the legendary maker of German sports cars was founded a long way from Carbondale, in Stuttgart, in 1931 by Ferdinand Porsche. In the beginning, Porsche did not make cars, trucks, or SUVs, he offered consulting services, and motor vehicle development work. The first Porsche, the Porsche 64 was developed in 1939 using parts, and components from the VW Beetle. Throughout much of the 1930s and 1940s Ferdinand Porsche worked with VW on the iconic Beetle.
On June 8th, 1948 the Porsche 356/1 Roadster, also known as the "Gmünd Roadster" was road certified, marking the first vehicle to bear the Porsche name. Since 1948 Porsche has one iconic sports car after another including:
Today, Porsche owners in Carbondale own and drive many different models of Porsches. The current lineup includes:
The Porsche 718 is often referred to as the Boxster and the Cayman. The Porsche Boxster is a mid-engine, 2 seat roadster. The Boxster is one of the more popular Porsche models for Carbondale, IL, Carterville, IL, and DeSoto, IL drivers due to its gorgeous styling, convertible top, and lower entry price than other Porsche models. The Porsche Cayman, also a 2 seat, mid-engined vehicle is popular with those who prefer a hardtop. Many people from Carbondale bring their Porsche Boxster, and Porsche Caymans to The Auto Shop for auto repair, and maintenance.
When people think of Porsche, they often think of the 911. Here at The Auto Shop we often perform repairs and maintenance on the 911. The Porsche 911 has set the standard for what a rear-engined sports car should be. Some of the common models of the Porsche 911 are the Carrera and the Targa. Both the Porsche Carerra is available in a cabriolet, and hardtop, while the Targa name refers to it’s removable Targa top. Some of the services we offer include Routine Maintenance, factory scheduled maintenance, and Advanced Diagnostics. If you live in the 62901 zip code, or beyond, you have likely noticed a head-turning 911 on the local streets.
The Porsche Panamera, released in 2010 was a game-changer for Porsche, and for Carbondale Porsche enthusiasts. The Panamera was the first 4 seat Porsche and maintained the exquisite styling, legendary Porsche performance while accommodating the needs of families with 4 doors. The Panamera made the Porsche brand accessible to a wider range of owners, which ultimately brought more Porsches to The Auto Shop for service.
One of the most popular Porsche vehicles in Carbondale, IL, Carterville, IL, DeSoto, IL, and Makanda, IL is the Porsche Cayenne. The Cayenne brought the SUV to Porsche, meaning Jackson drivers didn’t have to sacrifice cargo space and off-road capabilities for the opportunity to drive a Porsche.
While driving a Porsche is unlike most other driving experiences, The Auto Shop is experienced, and qualified to deliver stellar service, and care while fixing, or maintaining your Porsche. If you’re located in Carbondale, IL, or in the surrounding area, you have likely heard about our reputation. We feature a review score of 100 based on reviews from 359 satisfied customers. There are many reasons why Porsche owners prefer The Auto Shop:
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If you’ve experienced mechanical problems with your Porsche, or you just need a tune-up, factory maintenance, or another service for your Porsche, give The Auto Shop a call at 618-457-8411. You can also schedule an appointment by clicking the ‘Request Appointment' button above.