Owning a Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Targa
‘I bought it in 2001 – I was actually looking for a Boxster,’ says Mac. ‘My wife Sue and I went to Specialist Cars of Malton and the Boxsters were about £28k. But this caught my eye – just 201 UK right-hand drive Super Sports Targas were made – and it was £20k. These days you’d pay £55k and Boxsters are about £5k.
‘It hasn’t had any restoration work yet. It needed a new passenger-side door latch – a £100 scrapyard job – but on the day that was fixed the clutch went! It cost £2000 all-in.
‘It had 42,000 miles on the clock when I bought it, and it now has 97,000. The engine’s never given any trouble at all. It also returns 27-30mpg, and I don’t exactly hold back.’