There is a case for driving your classic Porsches, and Makellos is certainly leading by example. This Porsche has been on a number of road trips and stacked on a few miles since they took ownership of it. Unlike a lot of classic cars, these old 911s can handle 6-figure odometer rollovers as long as they are properly maintained. And, if they’re set up right, are actually really easy to drive quickly. After all, Porsche designed this chassis so well in 1964 that it was only slightly modified over the next twenty-five years. The 911 Turbo has a reputation for being unruly and difficult to drive, but Makellos has made this one a whole lot more rad and a whole lot more forgiving to the driver’s inputs.
With some suspension tuning, a set of nice big sticky modern tires with progressive breakaway, and a larger turbo that is lazier to spool up, this Porsche is near perfection. When we drove it this spring, we loved almost everything about it, and Zack (who has taken over the task of One Take videos from Matt Farah) seems to like many of the same things about it that we did. While Matt had gotten pretty good at the “One Take” series after doing it for a couple years, it’s nice to see Zack step into that seat and take over quickly and communicate the driving experience effectively. You should definitely give it a watch.
Take Zack’s advice. If you’re sitting on a Porsche for the purposes of “investment”, go drive it right now. Rack up a bunch of miles. Have fun in the driver’s seat. “You’re gonna die one day. Are you going to be laying there saying ‘I’m so glad I made ten grand on that M2 I didn’t drive’? No, enjoy it. That’s what the experience is about.”