Spot the recurring theme in this column but I guess I have to accept there’s no longer such thing as a cheap classic Porsche. Proof? Even the 924, long stigmatised as a van-engined cast-off Porsche ‘bought back’ after it was rejected by VW, can now command £25,000 as a freshly restored classic at an official Porsche Centre. Didn’t seem that long ago they were the only Porsche you could still buy on a banger budget, with a decent selection of cars for less than five grand and the odd tempting project for a few hundred quid.
Dan Trent: This is the original Porsche Carrera GT
Exposure to a Performance Car review of the Lamborghini Countach 5000QV at an impressionable age set Dan Trent on course for a life-long obsession with cars. Immersion in the world of used car temptation with a spell as editor of PistonHeads.com only sealed the deal, compulsive online tyre-kicking now a daily ritual. He’s still some way off that Countach though.