Buy them before we do: second-hand picks for 19 February – Autocar

There’s absolutely nothing like a number of months of forced confinement to inspire a little fond memories for the great old days, and there’s a growing consensus bubbling away throughout the motoring lover sphere that said golden era occurred towards completion of the previous millennium.

The finest cars and trucks of the 1990s are increasingly sought after, partially because they still perform impressively without leaning greatly on software or electronic systems however likewise because, by and big, anything that age worth preserving is on its method to bona fide collector automobile status.

Fortunately, you can get ahead of the game by getting one of these next-generation classics now. And since an old vehicle should constantly be more than a financial investment, you should ensure that it’s fun to drive, too.

The Porsche 928 GTS is a fine candidate for your consideration, with its naturally aspirated 5.4-litre V8 sending a perfectly acceptable 345bhp and 369lb feet rearward for a still-quick 0-62mph time of 5.7 sec and a leading speed of 171mph.

The 928 wasn’t everything about raw efficiency, naturally, so you will find ample area in its rotund cabin for all 4 residents to take a trip in convenience and a boot large enough for all their snowboarding equipment.

What’s more, due to the fact that the 928 was actually conceived as a replacement for the 911, it had to know its method around a corner, so it has chassis features such as passive rear-wheel steering and an electronically managed locking differential drawn from the unfathomably advanced 959 supercar. The GTS was the most effective incarnation of

the long-lived 928, and it’s quickly establishing itself as one of the most collectible variants, thanks to its relative youth and remarkable efficiency. You can pay as much as ₤ 95,000 for a factory-fresh manual GTS but, in the interests of availability, we will cast our eye over this automated 76,000-miler at less than half of that. Its glossy Guards Red paint is a huge selling point

, as are its uncreased leather seats, fresh MOT and seller’s claim that it drives like new, with whatever in complete working order. We would simply examine that the water pump and timing belt have been replaced in the previous couple of years, there are no signs of rust creeping in around the windows and there is no proof of wet inside.

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