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Porsche 964 Carrera air-conditioning fixed!

I’m selling a lovely Porsche 964 Carrera 4. It’s a stunning car that’s had a lot of money spent on getting it to tip-top condition. The only thing that let it down was the fact that the air-conditioning didn’t work. The previous owner argued that it wasn’t worth spending money on a system that was never that good in the first place. A sentiment I agree with. Like him, I assumed that it would cost a lot of money to get the air-con working – and it can, £2000 is not unheard of if there is corrosion in the pipes […]

Burned out Porsche 997 Turbo

Here’s a sad sight; a Porsche 997 Turbo that’s been burned out and abandoned somewhere in the Lake District. I find the images quite moving and disturbing, don’t you? The photos were sent by a friend and I don’t know where they came from, so I hope the photographer is happy with me sharing them.

It’s worth buying a good Porsche 964

I was at a Porsche specialist yesterday and they showed me a Porsche 964 Carrera 2 which they had in for some work. The owner had just bought it for £14,000 and thought he’d got a good car. Sadly, though, the technicians looked it over and found that the engine cylinder compressions were low, there were various oil leaks and, generally, the car was not mechanically good. What’s more, the paintwork appeared to have been cleaned with a Brillo Pad. The engine required at least a top-end rebuild, plus the various other jobs needed attending to, and a £5000-plus bill […]

Porsche 911 Targas, are they really that bad?

I’ve just read a letter in a magazine from an old friend and colleague, warning people off 911 Targas and calling them ‘pretty mediocre’. Ouch! I can imagine the hate mail he’s going to receive. I can understand where he’s coming from, though, as I used to have similar feelings about Targas (and, yes, I got hate mail). I argued that the roof spoiled the classic 911 profile and created unacceptable wind noise. However, I’ve since grown to love the Targa shape. Sure, it’s not as elegant as the classic coupe roofline, but it does have an appeal all of […]

Porsche 964 Carrera 4 video

Here’s my first tentative steps into video, with the help of my ten-year-old son. Constructive criticism welcome! 🙂