Owning a Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6
‘They often clock up huge mileages – it was a supercar you could use, far more so than its rivals,’ says owner James Taylor. ‘And it still retains those qualities today – interiors are hard-wearing, and they’re very mechanically reliable so long as they’ve been properly serviced. That said, they will rust eventually – though not as badly as previous generations of 911 – and are prone to minor electrical faults, such as battery drains. The ignition cuts out if it’s kept idling for too long, harming the battery when restarted. They’re from an era of dodgy aftermarket immobilisers and stereos too.
‘They are one of the great collectible 911s. Even in a time when Porsches were relatively mass-produced, fewer than 1500 Turbo 3.6s were built, and it was a proper engineering tour de force, not a special edition. As a result, they’ve shot from under £50k to almost £200k in a relatively short time.’