911 CSR a GT3 for half the money?

The 996 GT3 has really gotten into it’s stride as the years have gone on, with most experts claiming it’s the best modern classic 911 you can buy. The 3.6 Mezger lump “only” chucks out around 381bhp in gen 2 guise but it’s the way you feel inside. It’s slight proportions as the last narrow …

I bought a Porsche on Collectingcars

Why did you buy on Collectingcars? I’ve had a bad year for cars since selling my R35 GT-R (V23 GTR) and I wanted something to right the ship. Having had nothing but trouble with both the Lamborghini and my classic Porsche I really wanted something either very driver-focussed or frankly ridiculous and fun. So I …

I backdated my Air-cooled 911

What’s backdating? Backdating essentially is making your Air-cooled 911 look older than it is. This usually happens to cars like mine, the G-series (1974-1989) or impact bumper cars as they’re known. This is usually because they’re a “cheap” way into Air-cooled Porsches and they’re not the prettiest. Why did you backdate it? Two main reasons …

Air-cooled 911’s. What’s all the fuss about?

For years I’ve wondered why little old men lust after these old air-cooled Porkers. Then one morning I woke up and decided to find out for myself. Pictured above is 1120kgs of my 1977 3.0 Super Carrera. A car I took delivery of a few weeks ago. What’s it like? The term visceral is thrown …

Project Gallardo first update

It’s been a week in real time and I’ve already haemorrhaged, no, invested a lot of funds into my latest project. After hundreds of stressed and worried hours sorting though American and German eBay, I’ve managed to source the correct 5.0 long block. It’s in need of some repairs after an argument with a rod. …

I bought the cheapest Lamborghini Gallardo in the world.

Money can literally burn a hole in your pocket, never has that been more prevalent than following my new Lamborghini home today. Yes that’s right I’m now the proud owner of this delicious blue first generation Gallardo. 37,000 miles HPI clear,2 owners and finished in Caelum blue with two-tone leather interior. Why? I found it …

Nissan GT-R tuned by Litchfield Motors. First Drive

What is it? Essentially an old R35 GT-R made much more extreme by the team at Litchfield Motors. The 4.25 package can be fitted to any variant of the R35 GT-R from CBA in 2008 all the way to the latest EBA 2021 variants. 683bhp and 854nm is squeezed from the 3.8 litre VR38DETT Bi-turbo …

Realistic on the road costs in the UK. Nissan R35 GT-R

I’ve been an advocate for “bang goes the theory” and disproving the high running costs of the GT-R. This being said I came to a stark realisation that doing things to a high standard at a slightly lower price point, has still cost me (generally speaking) quite a lot of money. I don’t know whether …

R35 GT-R diff and gearbox service time.

I’ve said before how the R35 platform is surrounded in horror stories of maintenance. Fingers crossed I’m here to extinguish the rumours and make them a more attainable platform. Where did I go? Kaizer Motor near Rochester. Previously voted the best Nissan Master Technican in Europe, Sly Kaizer is incredibly qualified to build and maintain …