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The 964 has seen huge growth in popularity in recent years, and yet the 964 Cabriolet remains one of the most affordable entry points to ownership of an air-cooled Porsche... Words Dan Furr Photography Dan Sherwood BUYING GUIDEBag yourself a tidy Porsche 911 Cabriolet 964. Launched in November 1988, the 964 marked a sea-change in the 911’s development.
When compared to earlier and later 911s making use of forced induction, the 996 Turbo represents one of the Porsche's scenes best buys... TECH: BUYING GUIDE PORSCHE 996 TURBO SMore than twenty-five years have passed since the 996 debuted, yet talk of the model’s radical departure from previous 911 architecture fails to quell.
Porsche has used twin turbochargers on its 911 since the 1990s, but how do these devices manage to generate such significant power gains? Turbo charging has been utilised by Porsche since 1973, where it was put to devastating effect in the 1974 Carrera RSR 2.1. Quick to make use of the technology in production cars, the 3.0-litre engined Turbo (930) was launched in 1974.
It’s one of the first questions we ask when interested in any vehicle, but more so a 911: “How many owners has it had?” We asked our experts, what significance does that number carry when looking at a used 911? “In older cars, the number of owners is largely irrelevant,” says Jonathan Ostroff of Hexagon Classics. He points out that condition is the key factor, not how many people have registered the vehicle in their name.
The last Jeep Cherokee rolled from the production line at Belvidere, Illinois on 28th February this year, bringing to a close production of a nameplate that stretches back across five model generations to 1974. DRIVEN TO EXTINCTIONThe original SJ Cherokees had an Australian connection, being assembled for right-hand drive configuration in Brisbane, Australia from 1981.
A sharp rise in the value of turbocharged retro Porsches has seen the 924 Turbo evolve from one of the marque's most overlooked sports cars to a much appreciated modern classic...
Lucky 13 This unique 911 backdate became one man’s lockdown obsession My name is Martyn Luke, and this is my 911 backdate, which is nicknamed ‘Starlight’. It’s based on a 993-generation manual 1994 Porsche 911 Carrera 2, and was built by a Yorkshire-based company called 911 Retroworks. It’s a bespoke build that they call a 993 GTR. I commissioned it in April 2021, during lockdown. It took 13 months to build, is the 13th 993 GTR built by the company, and was delivered on Friday 13 May!
What better way to celebrate the first water-cooled production 911's twenty-fifth anniversary than buying an example of this game-changing Porsche to call your own?! Words Dan Furr, Danny Kaye, Emma Woodcock, Russ Stanley. Photography Dan Sherwood. 1997-2004 Porsche 911 996 BUYING GUIDEWhat to look for when considering a buy. Owning a 911 has never been a more attainable dream, primarily thanks to the current low prices and easy availability of the 996.
With the used car market remaining buoyant following unrealised predictions of a pandemic-fuelled nosedive, we present our hot picks for the year ahead. Kicking off proceedings is the amazing 968 Sport, one of Porsche’s best-handling models and yours for less than twenty grand…Words Dan Furr Photography Ade Brannan. SPORT OF KINGS UP TO £20kRediscovering the Porsche 968 Sport 2022’s Best Buys: one of the Porsche scene’s best-kept secrets.
A tired 911 is a great starting point for your journey into Porsche personalisation, but what if you happen upon one of the earliest, rarest and most valuable Stuttgart-crested six-cylinder production cars out there? This was the exact dilemma faced by Urban Outlaw, Magnus Walker, when he became the owner of a 901… Words Dan Furr Photography Dan Sherwood.
Soon to be celebrating its fortieth anniversary, the 944 has finally come of age. Here's what you need to be aware of before buying this modern classic... Words Dan Furr. Photography Dan Sherwood. BUYING GUIDE: 944 944 (1982-1991) What to be aware of before a test drive.
A rolling showcase of fresh Porsche technology and a redevelopment of the 911 for a new generation, the 991 is available in a huge number of different engine, trim and body options... Words Dan Furr. Photography Petersen Automotive Museum. BUYING GUIDE: 991 Hints and tips for the hunt Last of the narrow bodies. Last of the naturally aspirated 911 Carreras. Return of the classic Targa hoop. These are just three of the 991's claims to fame.