Ninemiester was built on a reputation for creating strong, powerful air cooled Porsche 911 engines. Colin is evangelical in his love for the air cooled flat six and the team have many decades of experience between them in building and improving the lovely Mezger based engine. However if you’re new to Porsche 911 ownership and you have a budget of less than £30,000 then the chances are your Porsche 911 won’t be air cooled, it will; be liquid cooled.

The poor liquid cooled Porsche 911 has come in for an awful lot of criticism over the years, some of it justified, while at other times, the fear and panic of web forums can take over. Here at Ninemeister, we have a whole range of performance tuning techniques for liquid cooled Porsche 911s and long experience of working with them.

So here’s three reasons why in future, you’re going to have to take a look at a liquid cooled Porsche 911. And why you should actually be looking forward to it.

1. They’re plentiful. With more than 175,000 Porsche 996 produced and 997 production at al all time Porsche high of 212,000 there’s no shortage of cars to choose from. You can take your time, explore the market and choose the car that’s right for you. Either a low mileage car to keep for weekends, or something a little less precious to be modified for fast road and track use. There are lots of options.

2. Tuning parts and techniques are developing all the time. As air cooled cars become used less frequently, Porsche 911 owners are turning to the liquid cooled cars more and more. We are constantly developing ever more parts and performance enhancements for these cars, you can read more about these developments here.

3. They’re NOT collectable. Just a few short years ago, any Porsche track day paddock was filled with air cooled Porsches. Today, their values are so high that they’ve become a very rare sight. A combination of owners being to cautious now that they’re aware of the sheer value and other owners simply cashing in their car and moving on. Your average liquid cooled Porsche 911 is a long, long way from being collectable. Combined with the plentiful supply, this means that you can modify the car, change parts, drive it across Europe or even through a British winter and not be too concerned that it’s value will be affected.

3. When cared for properly, they are actually very reliable. We have several customers who run modified 996 and 997 Porsche 911s on track, with varying degrees of modification and varying schedules of use. All are very reliable and their owners absolutely love them. For sure, there are several very high profile issues that spring forth should anyone Google 997 reliability, however the actual number of cars affected is tiny when compared with the total number of cars out there. We won’t be commenting or adding any more views on the subject, however, if you’re considering a liquid cooled Porsche 911 and you have concerns, feel free to contact us for a chat.