sgCarMart – One never forgets the first time… First kiss, first pay cheque, first love and, yes, the first 911. The year was 1989. I was 17 so you can imagine the excitement I felt when my uncle whom I was living with in California came home with a silver 1974 911E. When I finally got a chance to get behind the wheel, I was thrilled and overwhelmed with joy, to say the least.
Funny thing was the acceleration didn't feel as addictive as the 300ZX that was parked next to it in the garage. Plus, the exhaust note was kind of whinny and I didn't pull in any chicks with it.
It was, unfortunately, disappointing. I told myself it was one of those situations where the car wasn't old enough to be a classic and too old to be a state-of-art.
Back in the present, and climbing into the 911 Carrera S, I realised a lot has changed in the last 20 odd years or so. Yet much has remained the same…
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