The Total 911 team’s dream £75,000 Porsche 911 garage
As we all know, Porsche 911 prices are on the up. A few years ago, many cars that now sit at £75,000 would have been up for sale at much lower prices.
However, that doesn’t mean that £75,000 can’t buy you an incredible Porsche 911. On the contrary, without having to stretch your budget to six figures, a wealth of both air-cooled and water-cooled exotica is available.
Here is what the Total 911 team would choose:
£75,000 would buy me the entry-level Porsche 991 but it’s a former base-spec car I’d go for in the 911T. In 2.0-litre guise it’s a great drive with an engine that needs to be absolutely wringed to get the most out of it.
With limited equipment you’d argue it’s actually the most quintessential classic 911 experience and Design 911 have a wealth of Ts currently in stock. Their 2.0-litre Coupe example would leave plenty of change from our budget too:
I would be seriously tempted by a 997 GT3 for £75,000. However, in the end, the gorgeous, wide body lines of the Porsche 993 Carrera 4S won it for me. With plenty of real world performance (and plenty of running gear carried over from the 993 Turbo) this would be all the car I ever need.
This manual, non-Aerokit example is perfect. Who could say no to one of the greatest air-cooled 911s?
For me, the second-generation Porsche 997 Turbo is the perfect combination of grand touring luxury and supercar performance. It’s an aggressive looking 911 that seems quick even at a standstill yet you can comfortably drive to the south of France for a long weekend in it.
Although not as refined as a Turbo S, it still gives you effortless power and comfort, but also doesn’t hold your hand when you want to have some fun.
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