Mar­ket ri­vals

The sort of sum that bags a good GT3 is also enough for all man­ner of tempt­ing ne­unelfers. A wide range of air- and wa­ter-cooled mod­els are within reach, but we think these are a very good way to spend £70k:

Total 911 - - Porsche Index: 996.1 Gt3 -

997 GTS or Turbo

Both are richly equipped and prop­erly rapid, and of­fer all-weather, ev­ery­day ap­peal. A dif­fi­cult choice, but you cer­tainly won’t be dis­ap­pointed with either. The GTS would be our choice.

3.2 Car­rera

That £70k bud­get will give you the pick of ex­cel­lent 3.2s with change to spare. Brim­ming with clas­sic ap­peal, it acts as an an­ti­dote to the tech-laden ap­proach of mod­ern 911s, with char­ac­ter aplenty.

912

If you’re not wed­ded to the idea of six cylin­ders then the very best 912s are within scope here. The light­weight and more min­i­mal­ist de­sign will cer­tainly de­light the purists out there.

997 GT3

Both of our spe­cial­ists agree that a Gen1 model is within reach. As­sum­ing, that is, you’re pre­pared to ac­cept one that has cov­ered a higher-than-av­er­age mileage and may be in need of fet­tling.

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