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C98 Cyprus Porsche 997 import

I was looking at a rather nice 997 Cabriolet the other day. As always, I check through the options codes (which are found on a sticker at the front of the service book). The first code is always the country the car was built for and I’m used to seeing C16, which is the UK code. However, this car had the code C98 which I knew from past experience means it was made for Cyprus. Now, a few years ago, it was quite common for UK dealers to order brand-new Porsches from Cyprus and sell them in the UK at […]

Affordable Porsche book review

It takes a lot to make this cross but a book that landed on my desk the other day really got my hackles up. It’s called The Affordable Porsche and is published by Haynes, so I had high hopes of it. After all, Haynes has a good reputation and I’ve long advocated that Porsche ownership should be affordable. However, the more I read the book, the more it annoyed me. The laddish writing style grated but I could just about cope with it. What I couldn’t handle, though, were some of the sweeping statements. Here are some examples: “The 911 […]