Accepted wisdom tells us a car of this nature is a ticking time bomb of potentially ruinous mechanical catastrophe, offsetting any saving you might make on the purchase price. I’d say that £18,000 gives you a fair contingency, even with Porsche servicing costs. Happily, someone took the plunge, buying it from the chap who’d done 24,000 miles a year in it, and then writing about his experiences on a forum. Seemingly beyond a few stone chips and some wear on the Alcantara steering wheel, all was good, a precautionary clutch change carried out even though Porsche said the existing one was fine.
Is there anything suspicious about him moving it on after just a few months for what he paid for it? I don’t know – generously you’d say he spotted an opportunity to scratch the itch and it didn’t cost him too much for the privilege. Certainly, the implication in his opening post was he’d bought it for a summer fling and the evidence points to him having enjoyed it as exactly that.
Because, when it comes down to it, cars are there to be driven. And, if it’s a car like a GT3, driven as much as possible. Bravo to those living the dream and taking a punt on a high-mileage hero.
Photography courtesy of Broadoak International