One of our earliest Porsche customers was Sheikh Khalid bin Abdullah AL Khalifa, who was a Captain in Isa town police station. Sheikh Khalid had imported a standard Porsche 928 from Bremen, Germany prior to our agreement with Porsche AG.
Bob and I visited him one day and told him we could look after his car and he said Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa, his cousin, who had the new Porsche 930 turbo, had told him we were working together and so we came highly recommended.
As Bob and I drove Sheikh Khalid’s Porsche 928 when we were working on it, all the police saluted us whenever we met them. Everyone knew this was Sheikh Khalid’s car so naturally they thought we were important if we were driving his personal car.
Over the years Sheikh Khalid became a very good friend to us along with his brother Sheikh Ali bin Abdullah, who also became a good customer. Sometime later we also ordered a special order Porsche 930 turbo for Sheikh Khalid in Pearl White metallic with the complete interior in bright can can red leather and carpets, the national colours of Bahrain.