Perhaps you should have used me as a case study for your £50k 911 story in the latest 911&PW (March 2018). That was my budget exactly and although I had my sights on a 997, I was surprised to see early 991s within – or at least very close – to my budget. Naturally the 991 was added to my shopping list.
While I have had a 997 before a few years ago, I had never driven a 991, but had taken on board the various opinions, which seem to revolve around its relative size and the fact that it's perhaps more of a GT than a sports car. Time to find out.
If I was going to have a 991, it had to be a manual. Try finding one of those! Eventually I tracked down a 991 C2, with a manual 'box. Certainly it's a bigger car on the inside, which is a good thing in some respects, but not a real driver for me. More of an issue was the external dimensions and width. All of of a sudden the