I bought the cheapest manual Lamborghini in the UK

Now the title is speculative at best, I know Jayemm a well known YouTuber spent a mere £40k on a manual Gallardo a couple of years ago. Admittedly though his was quite rough and had several attempts at an engine rebuild after its life as a track rental car. Mine was nowhere this cheap but …

What is a manual Gallardo like to drive?

The boyhood dream It’s 2003 and Jeremy Clarkson is sliding a bright yellow Gallardo around the test track, I’m 8 years old and the proud owner of a remote control version in the same colour. He talks about the lack of madness that usually defines a Lamborghini, the smart decisions influenced by Audi and the …

I bought a rare Lamborghini Gallardo

The phrase “dream car” gets thrown around a lot with us petrol heads and they’re often subject to regular change and updates. Mine has always been the Ferrari F430 and the Lamborghini Gallardo. After selling my Porsche CSR and turning a small profit to move it hurriedly, I found myself in the biggest first world …

Porsche 911 CSR sports cat upgrade.

My CSR has definitely been the most driver focussed toy I’ve owned to date, but something was missing. It will cruise near silently at 70mph which is a welcome change from my normal idiotic escapades, but the throttle response always left me wanting. Despite a lightened clutch and flywheel the CSR and standard mapping always …

Saving money on your car insurance can be as simple as a 5 minute phone call.

It’s that time of year again, the dreaded email from the insurance company wanting their annual premium. This has always been a good pass-time for me watching my annual quotes gradually decrease. However they’re often still high due to the cars I drive and being in my twenties. How can I lower my quotes? My …

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 …

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