A choice many petrol head has considered but probably not many has undertaken; considering the lower end of the Ferrari and Porsche 911 range to be used as a daily driver and transport a family around..
Having been firmly in the Fast German car camp since I was 20 with a VW Corrado VR6 and moving up the ladder to various BMW M3’s and Porsche’s, I decided on a change.
During lockdown I found my way to Collecting Cars and landed on a Ferrari 456, which as a child, remembered for it being the most expensive Ferrari and fastest 4 seater in the world. Cue my surprise that a black v12 Ferrari with 4 seats was looking to sell for comfortably under £30k, I set on convincing my family that this was a sensible purchase. Well, the good thing is they weren’t really listening, so I bought it!
2 years in, what do I think and would I do it again – YES I would and it has been an emotional rollercoaster of a car – you might argue this is part of the appeal.
I took an old school friend with me who has built a number of performance cars and worked for Mercedes and McLaren so better than an Independent Specialist I figure as he only needed a KFC as payment. On arriving at the car storage company and before seeing the car, I remember saying ‘mate, if it’s not on fire, I’m buying it’. He laughed and probably wondered why he’d come all this way.Continue reading Porsche vs Ferrari