Own­ing a 996 Car­rera 2

Classic Cars (UK) - - The Big Test -

‘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.’

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