Today’s fried egg Porsche has been given a makeover with some non-yellow marker signal lenses and it looks much updated and improved in my opinion. It also features and updated IMS bearing, a manual gearbox, and should now be good for another 100k miles. I dig it. Find this 1999 Porsche 911 996 offered for […]
It has been an interesting weekend with earthquakes, hurricanes, and floods (next week is locusts my translation of the Old Testament is correct) in Southern California, so why not celebrate a car that embodies the spirit of SoCal. What spirit? The spirit is the sun-soaked fusion of automotive hot rodding, where palm-lined streets become runways […]
It was Admiral William “Bull” Halsey who once famously said: “There are no extraordinary men… just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with.” Today the extraordinary circumstance is a scrambled egg headlight Porsche 911 (996 generation) that has been parked on someone’s property for the better part of a 13 years and […]
Each time I find another cheap 996 generation Porsche 911, I wonder; how much longer can the 996 be the redheaded (orange headed? orange eyed?) stepchild of the classic 911 lineup. It wasn’t a bad car when it was released — it was faster and more capable and sold way better than the outgoing 993, […]
If you thought that the era of cheap Porsche 911 996s was behind us…well, think again. The fried egg P-car continues to be the cheapest 911 on the market, even if it offers one of the better driving experiences…but you might have re-orient what you consider cheap from $15k to $20k. Inflation, I guess. Anyway, […]
I secretly want this next car. Well, not secretly, because I just shared it with you guys, but I do want to replace the late model German sports machine in my driveway with another late model German machine, but will be downgrading from 5 seats to 4. Will everyone assume I’m going through a mid-life crisis…sure, but who cares? I’ll be driving one of the worlds premier sports car and it cost less than a well optioned Nissan Versa. Find this 1999 Porsche Carrera 4 offered for $18,500 in Concord, CA via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
Each time I find another cheap 996 generation Porsche 911, I wonder; how much longer can the 996 be the redheaded (orange headed? orange eyed?) stepchild of the classic 911 lineup. It wasn’t a bad car when it was released — it was faster and more capable and sold way better than the outgoing 993, which has now been elevated to deity status in the pantheon of Porsche. So what gives? Are the fried egg headlights really that bad? Is the IMS a death sentence…it seems to have been fixed on this one. Or are these currently a good buy? Find this 1999 Porsche 911 Carrera offered for $16,950 in Thousand Oaks, CA via craigslist.
This next car is tempting. Really tempting. It looks the part of the $100k sports car, but costs less than a used Kia from your local dealer…what gives? Two things — first it IS a 996 with 147k miles on the clock and second it is a 996. However, it has de-fried egg headlights, updated […]
As a non-Porsche owner, it has been painful to watch the rise in prices of vintage aircooled P-cars…but I’ve been watching the prices of the 996/997 and they offer a shocking amount of performance and comfort (sorry 993 owners…but they are faster and more comfy…maybe not as cool…) for the cash. To be honest, I’m […]
The Porsche 911 is an iconic classic imbued with a finely tuned suspension, classically understated good looks and raucous sounding rear mounted flat-6 engines – a combination that is seldom imitated. The 996 was a 911 that was faster, more comfortable, and better than the previous generation, but of course the purists and naysayers complained […]