Warwickshire, UK @kylefortune205 @Kyle_fortune
Model 993 Carrera 2 Year 1994
Acquired December 2014
MOT passed. The annual need to get a ticket for the Carrera throwing up the usual challenges of where, when and more besides, not to mention the worry of it not passing. It should, and did, but the ‘where’ and ‘when’ bit was the next of my concerns. Now, I’m sure you’ve all got firm opinions on this, but I simply took it to my local Kwik Fit. Yes, it’s a big, mainstream outlet, but a car’s a car, and, in all honestly, I was swung by price and convenience.
As they’re only checking it over, rather than doing any actual work on it, there’s less need to be so precious, and the whole process was painless. It only cost me £30, was easily booked in online and paid for in advance. No surprises when I came to pay then – one independent garage stung me £85 for an MOT a few years back, which seems a bit steep. I won’t fall for that again.
Anyway, it’s all legal, which means the Carrera can be pressed back into occasional service when the mood or need takes me. Interestingly, I’ll be running a new 911 for a couple of months alongside it, a fairly standard Carrera off the UK press fleet.
It’ll be interesting to genuinely backto-back the cars, and see where over 20 years of progress has brought us… So there’ll be an interloper on these back pages for a couple of months, though that shouldn’t mean my green 993’s stuck in the garage. After all, now it’s got its new MOT I’ve no excuse, really.