1968 911L factory built rally car. albert linden on right...
Auto Foreign Services was started in 1962 by my father Albert Linden. In the late 50's he went to Europe to visit relatives and would buy a new Beetle and bring it back with him... and found that he could sell his essentially new car for a profit. He worked to develop contacts in the car industry and ended up working with Ben Pon. Ben Pon was a Porsche factory race driver who ultimately ended up with the distributorship in Holland for Porsche, VW, and several other makes. Looking for additional distribution, Mr. Pon was willing to sell new cars "wholesale" to distributors in other countries. It was through this relationship with Mr. Pon's company that my father started Auto Foreign Services. My father began by taking orders for US delivery of VW's, Porsche's, Mercedes and other makes as well. Subsequently he also added European Delivery as part of his services, so you could take delivery of your new car at the Factory, drive it through Europe and then have it shipped back to the USA.
The silver 68L factory built rally car (901/30 engine) above was ordered new through my fathers dealership, and after many years we have found the car. We hope to feature the car here when restored.
Many Porsche's were imported to the USA by customers of Auto Foreign services from 1962 through to the mid 1980's. The option list for European vehicles was usually more substantial than the USA dealers offered, and you could customize your car order pretty much as you wished.
I have restarted my fathers company with the intent of bringing fine NOS, rare, and perfectly reproduced accessory items for both Early 911's, 912's and 356's. Though the offerings are limited at this time, I will be adding new parts regularly. Please note that this is a hobby business!
Disclaimer: I don't do business with Sierra Madre, Stoddard, Sportwagen-Eckert, Rose Passion, or Porsche AG. All the products on my pages are manufactured by our factories and I have paid for all the tooling and production. If you see something from these retailers that looks like AFS products (including Porsche AG), they are not from me and don't meet our quality and we won't honor any claims or warranty from them if they ascribe production to us.