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What’s a good Porsche for retirement?

by | Jan 13, 2012

What’s a good Porsche for retirement?

by | January 13, 2012

Now, I’m a long way off retirement, but when I do finally get to take it easy, there are two things I am sure of:

First, I’m not going to play golf.

Second, I’m not going to drive around slowly in a Nissan Micra with a National Trust sticker on the back.

Third, I am going to drive a Porsche.

But what sort of Porsche? Well, certainly a 911 of some description but will it be a modern one or a classic? Now, no one can predict what sort of cars Porsche will be making over the next 20-odd years and the ones we have now will be very old by then. So, I’m going to cheat and imagine I’m retiring now and have the last 48 years of 911s to choose from.

So, that means water-cooled or air-cooled? I could see me getting a lot of enjoyment from a nice 964 or 993 tucked away in the garage that I can tinker with and polish on a sunny Sunday (blimey, I’ll be smoking a pipe next!).

That said, though, it would also be nice going touring with my wife and she’s not keen on driving air-cooled 911s. So maybe a 996 or 997 would fit the bill. Call me odd, but I have a soft spot for the 996 so may choose one of those over a later 997 – a 996 Carrera 4S would fit the bill nicely.

Umm, tricky. I know – I’ll have one of each. That’s the plan. Now, how’s my pension plan performing… 🙂

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