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After the run of warm weather we’ve been having in the UK, today’s decidedly chilly, especially if you’re in a Porsche 996 Cabriolet. Still, turn the heater up full and there’s nothing better than roof-down motoring! 🙂 More photos and info by clicking here.
Which would you choose? It’s a difficult one as each Porsche has its own unique appeal. The Targa is the more practical choice with its lifting rear hatch, and the glass roof gives open-air motoring without any wind buffeting. The Cabriolet, on the other hand, gives the full-on open-top experience, which is hard to beat on a summer’s day. Both Porsches look great, the Targa retains the classic 911 side profile, while the 996 Cabriolet was the first open 911 to have a fully resolved roof-down appearance. I’m finding it hard to pick my favourite. What do you think? Click […]
I’ve just been having a blast in this Porsche 911 RS replica. So often, these replicas are disappointing – made on a budget and, frankly, not as good as the standard 911s on which they were based. Not so this one. It’s had a shedload of money pumped into it and it really feels good. Still needs a bit of fine-tuning but it’s a real joy to drive and to behold. More information to follow.
I went to look at a Porsche 964 Carrera 4 for a customer today. I wasn’t expecting much, as it was a 1992 car for just £12,000. That’s cheap for a late Porsche 964 and cars are usually cheap for a reason. And the reasons were obvious. The Porsche had done 124,000 miles with no engine rebuild – and that will put buyers right off, rightly or wrongly. The front bumper was badly cracked and crazed, there was a bit of corrosion here and there and the paintwork was OK but not pristine. The rear lights and reflector had lost […]
You can pick up a reasonable Porsche 944 for £5000 so to find this one for sale on eBay for £25,000 is surprising. The seller says that it is a 1988 prototype S2 built for the Detroit motor show in the US. It has a unique tailgate – instead of the usual wraparound glass lid, there’s a flat lid with a smaller vertical rear window – a bit like a Mk2 Toyota MR2. That alone is very interesting and it would be good to know the full story behind it. Assuming it’s a genuine car, then is it worth £25,000? […]