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Porsche 996 for sale

I’ve just collected a beautiful 1998 996 Carrera and was stunned at how wonderful it was to drive. The 996 has got a bit of a bad reputation and I think that’s partly because some of the early examples are so neglected. This car, though, has been cherished and feels and drives like the true 911 it is. It’s a great colour combination, too, and incredible value for money. Click here for the full details of what I think is the best early 996 I’ve seen for a long time.

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 […]

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