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Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 – the Bad Boys car

I must confess, I’m not a huge fan of American cop films – Inspector Morse is more my thing – but the 1995 movie Bad Boys stands out. For starters, it’s very funny, contains the classic line “Don’t be alarmed, we’re negroes” and, most importantly, it features a gorgeous black Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6. The Turbo 3.6 would have been a new car when the film was made and still looks great today. Indeed, Bad Boys has given the model legendary status, and Turbo 3.6s are rare and in demand. I believe that just 83 right-hand drive examples were made. […]

The ups and downs of selling a Porsche

Selling Porsches is fun and it can sometimes take a while, especially in today’s market. However, you only ever need one buyer for a car and it’s simply a case of reaching out to that person. A car I’ve enjoyed selling has been a very rare 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo Targa. One of a handful made, it was a beautifully original low-mileage example. As I expected, it received a lot of interest from around the world. Oddly, though, it took a while to sell. The problem was that not one but two buyers had to pull out because of unforeseen […]

The Porsche 997 – a hard act to follow

With all the interest over the new Porsche 991, it would be easy to overlook the current Porsche 911 – the 997. But we shouldn’t, as it is one of the all-time great 911s, combining as it does superb looks (with a hint of 993) and fantastic handling and performance. The question many are asking, though, is what effect the new 991 will have on prices of 997s. A good question and not an easy one to answer. My feeling is that nearly new 997s will be hard to sell, as buyers will argue that they can put a few […]

Porsche 964 makes the ideal classic 911

The Porsche 964 is being touted by many as the next big thing – the 911 to invest in. And after driving this lovely and very original low mileage example across the New Forest I can see why. I’ve long been a fan of the Porsche 964 – long before it was fashionable to like them – so getting into one is always a treat. This gorgeous 1989 example has covered just 44,500 miles and literally is like new. A 964 is the perfect blend of classic 911 looks with modern technology. You get the appearance but none (or at […]