Is this my favourite Porsche 911?


I’m often asked what my favourite Porsche is, and it’s a question I struggle to answer, as it changes from day to day. I usually say, it’s the last one I’ve driven as, invariably, I enjoy the car enough to want to buy it!

However, for some time, I’ve had one car sitting in stock that I keep coming back to. It’s a car that, for some reason, took far too long to sell, yet I love it. It was a Porsche 964 Carrera 4 that had been turned into a Carrera RS lookalike. It wasn’t an exact replica, neither in appearance or engineering, but it was, nevertheless, a great car. And perhaps my favourite 911.

With its white paintwork and blue highlights, it was far from subtle and I’m not usually a fan of in-your-face cars, but there was something about the appearance of this 964 that just worked for me.


However, it was once I got behind the wheel that I really appreciated the Porsche. It’s suspension was firm but compliant (much more so than a genuine RS’s), while the rebuilt engine with its sports exhaust felt and sounds wonderful. It was a seriously fun car to drive and never failed to put a grin on my face. And that, surely, is the sign of a good Porsche.

Some people grumbled that the car was based on a Carrera 4 but so what? If they drove it, they’d have realised that, actually, the suspension set up was so good that you could hardly tell it was four-wheel-drive. Sure, it felt different to an RS but, actually, the extra traction from the front wheels was a benefit.

Another benefit was the fact it was £100,00 less than a real RS, which meant it could be driven on the road or track without worrying about damaging an expensive asset!



Was this my favourite 911, then? Maybe it was, as I was sad to see it go. Maybe I should have kept it for myself but, ultimately, when you sell Porsches for a living you have to do just that – sell them!


This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Christopher Gavin

    I agree. Was sorely tempted and it drove really well. However went for the Targa and have been enjoying the open air…

  2. Dot O'Toole

    “Do try to be original” One of your quotes I believe Phlllip, you change your mind more than a woman in a shoe shop! I’ll send you the latest pictures of my Halfords special, I’m sure you’ll approve.

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