Owning a 996 Carrera 2
‘This was my first Porsche and I’ve owned it for three years now,’ says Martin Jackson, who now runs the Kent region of TIPEC – The Independent Porsche Enthusiasts’ Club. ‘It was a boyhood tick-box and I had the money in my pocket.
‘I really fancied a 996 – it’s the lines. I had resigned myself to getting a red or black one then spotted this for sale online one Sunday, down in South Wales. It was worth the trip. I only found out how rare the colour combo is afterwards – Jade Green 996s usually have black interiors. I’ve only seen one other like this, and that was in the Stuttgart museum.
‘It’s been near enough perfect; just a few water and aircon leaks. I reckon it’s been £1000 a year to run it, plus tyres. I’ve done around 15,000 miles since I bought it and fitted a new set, so I’ll maybe need some more next year.’