tinkll1 (tinkll1) wrote,
tinkll1
tinkll1

  • Mood:

Porsche Dreaming

The tachometer says 168,000+ miles, and 3,000 miles don't show. IIt was delivered in September 1995, as a 1996 911 Turbo. It had a major engine rebuild at 107,000 miles, and it runs like a charm. A very expensive, not very economical, charm. I love it. But that doesn't stop me from wondering about the Cayman S or the GT-3, or, very briefly, the new Panamera. Here is Dan Neil's write up in the Los Angeles Times.

He is my very favorite automotive writer. I love his style, and generally agree with everything he writes. He describes the Panamera handling as "compared with a 911, this thing handles like well-upholstere field artillery."

In fact, because I love my car, named "Torshia" for her 519 foot/pounds, and don't have a spare $200,000 to convert a Cayman S into a RUF or RUF like version, I will be driving my 1996 forever. That isn't really an idle threat as my 1969 911S is now owned by my son, John, so it has had only 2 owners in its life. It was modified, as well, and was a really great machine, in its day. Forget the miles/gallon, and the upkeep. It's in the family.
Tags: porsche, torshia
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments