The May 2014 issue of Octane magazine has a major feature on pre-1973 Porsche 911s, running over 12 pages. It includes a drive of a 1964 Porsche 911, plus an overview of all pre -1973 models written by me. With classic Porsche 911 prices soaring, there’s strong interest in these pre-1973 models, so this article is very timely.
A friend in the USA just sent me a link to this advert for a Porsche 996 Carrera 4S The first thing that struck me was that it is odd to see an Official Porsche Centre (Center?) selling a 10-year-old car, and then I spotted the mileage. This 996 Carrera 4S has just 1224 miles on the clock! In effect, then, it’s as good as new. The asking price is $54,000 which equates to £34,000. Now, that’s a lot of money for a 996 Carrera 4S but it’s less than half the price of a brand-new Porsche 911. Look at […]
Once again, photos are floating around the internet of what is claimed to be the next Porsche 911 Targa. The images show a roof based on the styling of the original Porsche 911 Targa with a prominent rollbar. The old Targa had a lift out roof panel which folded up and could be stored in the boot. However, I can’t believe that 21st century Porsche buyers would want that, so there must be more user-friendly solution. But what? Is the roof a glass panel that slides back under the rear window as per the last-generation Targa? Or is it a […]
We’ve just got a lovely Porsche 911SC in stock which reminds me very much of my first ever Porsche 911, which was an SC. This car is Zinc Metallic, whereas mine was Champagne Metallic, but they’re similar shades. This one has a superbly original and striking Pascha interior while mine had a scruffy Berber. Those things aside, though, the car we have now is quite similar in appearance to mine, which I have fond memories of; some of you may remember me running it as a project car in 911 & Porsche World magazine. I’ve always had a soft spot […]
I’ve just been flicking through the latest copy of Christophorus, Porsche’s own loyalty magazine. the issue is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Porsche 911 and, as such, contains some stunning images of 911s old and new. Sadly, as ever, the text is translated from German and doesn’t make for a great read but it’s worth having just for the photos. Of particular note is a foldout illustrating 50 different Porsche 911s. Apparently, a poster version of this will be available at the Porsche museum from March.