Porsche 911 is the most famous car, but with new prices from 140,000 euros for most people it’s unreachable. Don’t worry: as a youngtimer you already buy one for the price of a Volkswagen Polo.
It is the Dream Car of many: the Porsche 911, of which since its debut in 1964 the design remained largely unchanged. The ultimate sports car turns out to be youngtimer, the category of cars of at least 15 years old, today surprisingly affordable. Then you pay for it, say, 25,000 euros, and that is the price that is now being asked for a new, well-dressed VW Polo.
The charm of the 911 is not only in the design,but also in the experience. Have you ever heard a six-cylinder BOXER engine screaming behind your back, or experienced its enormous power? Impressive. But even if you’re looking for a used 911, you generally have to dig deep into the pouch. There is one exception: the generation around the turn of the century that goes through life with the type designation 996. With its mirror lamps, the 996 was the design of the famous Dutch Porsche designer Harm Lagaay.
Those headlights were not very popular with the buyers at the time, and the same was true of the water-cooled engine that made its debut in this 911. The water-cooled engine changed the typical exhaust sound of the 911, although the engineers had tried to produce a similar sound to the air-cooled engines by adapting the exhaust pipes. The Boxster interior also fell wrong with the 911 fans. Only the Center-placed speedometer reminded a little of the classic 911.