Quentin Willson’s choice
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.