he 996 will be one of those cars. You know the ones. The cars that we so often hear friends saying, “remember when you could buy one of those for the price of a family hack, I should have bought 10 of them when I could”. These were the cars that could be brought for song, on a bit of a whim, and now achieve six figure prices.
Well, the clock is ticking and time is running out. Soon 996 prices will be driven up by a generation of car enthusiasts, who have never known the 911 as an air-cooled brand. This will be the generation whose dads reminisce of two-wheel drive, normally aspirated cars, with a gear-lever and clutch pedal. Those cars that still need driving rather than sitting in a cockpit, on autopilot, being propelled from A - B at warp factor 9 whilst relying on Lane Change Assist.