WHAT ARE THEY LIKE TO DRIVE?
On the road itʼs soon apparent that both these 911s come from the same tuning philosophy. Differences in exhaust specification mean the yellow car is slightly louder, but both display a remarkable absence of temperament at low rpm yet respond with alacrity to the right foot and rev with the controlled smoothness of a modern 24-valve 911.
Turn-in, too, undoubtedly benefits from the lower, firmer damping, but steering effort on standard width tyres is no greater. Surprisingly ride has not suffered and while road imperfections are still transmitted through the chassis, there is none of the crashing of a bone-hard suspension, and driver and passenger remain comfortable.
Clearly these two are nicely configured for a long haul. If the recently completed yellow car feels slightly ʻsharper ʼ in a tight corner, this is attributable to the rigidity endowed by the roll cage. Both Porsches, though, are mightily impressive: period-looking – only the purist would spot the backdating: comfortably upholstered, and sensibly suspended and shod, their soundtracks emphatic rather than ostentatious: this immensely involving pair represents the kind of 911s that provide driving pleasures at speeds where modern sports cars with their refinement and huge reserves simply donʼt feel special enough.
All good things must come to an end and Robin Ellis has decided he canʼt drive both cars at once, so the white 3.2 engined SC is reluctantly for sale.