I knew I wanted a 911. But which one? It’d have to be second-hand — I’m not rich. Thankfully I was buying in 2016 so the .1 had been out for a few years. I knew I loved the 991 having hired them a few times from my local prestige rental place. So I concluded I wouldn’t be happy with a 997. I’d have to stretch to the current series.
Next decision: the colour. My M3 was black which suited it well. But a Porsche’s lines are more elegant and subtle. Black would be too dark, those beautiful curves would be obscured and wasted. The navy blue was interesting, but not really what I was going for. White was a bit faddish for my liking, silver a bit plain? Red may be great on a Ferrari but not here; I didn’t want anything too ostentatious or in-your-face. It wouldn’t have been in keeping with the character of the car. The metallic Agate Grey was perfect: sophisticated and serious, yet light enough to showcase the car’s refined musculature. The navy was a close second I’d say — but not too close.
Next up: which model?