Model 911 SC Year 1982 Acquired April 2014 Model 964 Carrera 4 Year 1989 Acquired September 2004
A 964-owning friend, Jack Pegoraro, contacted me a couple of months ago to do a film about my cars. He’d picked up on a comment I’d made about my cars’ status as the unloved 911s. Check out Jack’s Youtube channel, Number27, to see the comparison between them in his film, unsurprisingly titled ‘Unloved 911s’. It was fun, but it inadvertently wound up changing my 911-ownership outlook forever. Rather than being a glorious coronation, seeing both cars side-by-side as finished projects became an impetus for change.
After 14 years’ ownership with
Wolfi I decided that the time had come to let him go to pastures new. I’d had fun with the car, modifying him as far as I was comfortable with, and had honed him into my vision of what a ‘sorted’ C4 should be. I’ve driven him all over the British Isles and Europe, and have a head full of treasured memories at the wheel. He hasn’t gone far, however, as my other half is Wolfi’s new owner.
For a while now Alan has been itching to do a build based on a 964 C2, and we’d been casually looking out for a suitable candidate to rock up for sale. Our friend Tyrone at Riviera Autobody tipped us off about a C2 potentially coming to market that was a bit scruffy, but an ideal basis for a project. At the same time our friend Neil at BS Motorsport unearthed a track-focused C4 project in need of a new direction. However, both of these cars were almost £40K, which after factoring the restoration and build costs in killed the plan off, as we’re both incredibly resistant to paying the current market prices for an air-cooled 911. I’d bought Wolfi for £16K in 2004, Al bought Sabine the 3.2 in 2013 for £17K and had bought Steffi the SC for me in 2014 for £20K before the prices got out of control, putting us the right side of financial prudence – well, as much as possible in the distorted world of man-maths and discretionary multiple Porsche purchasing. £40K was a stretch too far and Al got pretty glum!
I’ve gone on record in the past in this worthy tome as saying I wanted to double Steffi the SC’S mileage when I got her at 200,000 miles. It slowly dawned on me that at the current rate of usage I’ll be an old lady by the time that happens, especially if I’m dividing my 911 miles across two cars. Also, why start with a tatty 964 base car for a build when a restored car was staring us in the face? My husband had kindly bought Steffi for me and paid for her restoration, so was it not time to do something in return? He’s now having a lot of fun considering the spec for Wolfi’s future, but the baseline will be a C2 conversion.