Quentin Will­son’s choice

Classic Cars (UK) - - The Big Test -

The Porsche mar­ket has been over­heat­ing for a while, so buy­ing now needs a steady hand. Lots of sell­ers (mainly deal­ers and traders) are us­ing the huge rise in Six­ties and Sev­en­ties 911 prices to ar­gue that every other Porker will soar in sym­pa­thy. That’s plainly not go­ing to hap­pen.

But there are a few that are un­der­val­ued, like the 944 Cabrio. You can still buy a very proper lowmileage one for less than £17k. A good 924 S is worth a punt too, with sub-70k mileage cars still un­der £10k. The 928 S4 (in fact any 928) is des­tined for great­ness but prices are al­ready ris­ing strongly and re­ally fine cars are ap­proach­ing £40k. I could never live with a 996 be­cause of those crack­ing bore lin­ers and heads. They look great value but even the lowmil­ers can have prob­lems. The Cay­man is just too re­cent and too nu­mer­ous to be col­lectable, which leaves the 911 SC. That’s where I’d put my money. The mar­ket got dis­tracted by the 3.2 Car­reras and for­got all about the SC. They’re tough, look pe­riod-per­fect and are closer to the vin­tage 911 dream than all the others – and £30k still buys a de­cent one.

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