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The Sonderwunsch Man – Rolf Sprenger

A huge banner adorns the side of this high bay warehouse in Werk 2
A huge banner adorns the side of this high bay warehouse in Werk 2, announcing the 25th anniversary exhibition of Exclusive from 1st March to 1st May 2011

Rolf Sprenger was a versatile engineer whose Porsche career was founded almost entirely on customer service. “If I want a trailer (caravan) with a swimming pool, Herr Sprenger will build it for me,” so said Peter Schutz to a potential client, while Sprenger looking on, would groan inwardly: yet another customer whose expectations had been over-excited would have to be brought down to earth. But, although he was the man who devised the highly successful Sonderwunsch scheme, and ran it for many years, there is far more than the special wish department to Rolf Sprenger’s career.

Porsche Customer Repair Service, Werk 1 in Zuffenhausen in 1972
Porsche Customer Repair Service, Werk 1 in Zuffenhausen in 1972 – Rolf Sprenger is on the extreme left

“You know I was a mechanical engineering apprentice at Bosch,” he says, “and then Bosch sent me to Sims & Gray in London, a Lucas subsidiary developing fuel injection for diesels.”

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