VEHICLE COVERED: 1965 Porsche 356 SC
WHAT WENT WRONG: It’s hard to imagine a classic car owner handing his keys to a perfect stranger on the street, but many of us do it without hesitation at restaurants and downtown hotels simply because the stranger is being paid to park our car. But what if the valet is careless with your precious automobile or someone else’s? The owner of a 1965 Porsche 356 SC found out the hard way. A valet got caught up in the excitement of parking a late-model Maserati that turned out to be too hot for him to handle. He lost control of the car and struck a Jeep that was being parked by another valet, and the Jeep crashed into the Porsche.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2012/05/22/stay-away-from-valets