The Total 911 team’s dream £15,000 Porsche 911 garage

When we started our series of ‘dream garage’ features, we kicked off proceedings with a selection of £30,000 Porsche 911s in an attempt to prove that buying a neunelfer shouldn’t break the bank.

However, some of you remarked that £30,000 was too high and that we should set our sights a little bit lower (something that we’re not used to doing at Total 911).

So, after exploring the more exclusive end of the Porsche 911 market in recent months, we’ve shot to the other end of the classifieds in search of three of Ferdinand’s finest for under £15,000. Here’s the trio that took the team’s fancy:

Porsche 996 Carrera Gen2 – Lee Sibley, Editor
Porsche 996 Carrera Gen2

£15,000 will give me lots of options for a Porsche 996 Carrera 2 or 4, and I’d opt for a manual second-generation car with black leather, a traditionally popular combination.

The 996 has been the best-value 911 for your money for some time and remains the case today. I actually think they’re the most underrated 911 generation too, by the way! If you don’t agree, just ask Pinky Lai

Porsche 964 Carrera 2 Targa – Josh Barnett, Features Editor
Porsche 964 Carrera 2 Targa

Remember when you could buy a Porsche 964 Carrera Coupe for under £10,000? Well, those days are long gone. But, with a bit of searching you can find yourself a 964 project car with a manual gearbox.

Yes, this particular example doesn’t have a lot going for it but, coming in over £1,000 under budget I could at least afford to get rid of that hideous roll cage and put in an OEM steering wheel.

Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Targa – Steve Mumby, Senior Designer
Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Targa

This was a tough budget to try to adhere to without heading down the 996 route. In order to differ from the madding crowd, and thanks to the effects of the sun’s recent reappearance, my choice is this Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Targa.

With its head-turning classic looks and detachable roof I couldn’t think of a more deserved vehicle for my money at this time of year. Not that I’m a poser or anything…

What do you make of the Total 911 team’s picks? Which Porsche 911 would you choose if you had a £75,000 budget? Add your choices in the comments section below or head to our Facebook andTwitter pages now.

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