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I received an enquiry for a Porsche I am selling and soon realised it was a scam, but played along to see how it was done. Rather clever and I’m sure some people would fall for it, so be warned. Here is our email exchange: What is the final price for the car ? Me: Hi KalyanThank you for your enquiry. I’m getting a lot of interest in the car, but would be happy to consider a sensible offer. Would you like to view the car? OK.Thanksfor the swift reply. I might not be able to arrange for a meeting […]
I’m selling a lovely Porsche 964 Carrera 4. It’s a stunning car that’s had a lot of money spent on getting it to tip-top condition. The only thing that let it down was the fact that the air-conditioning didn’t work. The previous owner argued that it wasn’t worth spending money on a system that was never that good in the first place. A sentiment I agree with. Like him, I assumed that it would cost a lot of money to get the air-con working – and it can, £2000 is not unheard of if there is corrosion in the pipes […]
I spotted this poster tucked in the corner of an old workshop and just had to take a (not very good!) photo of it. I believe it’s an official Porsche poster and it’s obviously been created in a retro style (the 1990s weren’t that long ago!). It’s a lovely at-a-glance guide to the main Porsche road cars made up to that point. Obviously there are lots of sub-models that aren’t included (you’d need a big poster for that!) but the main ones are there. It would be interesting to see an updated version that includes cars to the present day. […]
I’ve just been reading The Germany Car Industry, My Part in Its Victory, by motoring writer and used-car specialist James Ruppert. James cut his teeth selling BMWs in Park Lane during the 1980s, and this book is based on his experiences there. It also looks at the development of German cars in the postwar years and, naturally, Porsche gets a good look in. To be honest, some of the model detail is a bit too anoraky even for me, and I enjoyed most his often amusing reminisces of the Eighties (cassettes, Sade, yuppies and more). You can pick up your own […]
Here’s a sad sight; a Porsche 997 Turbo that’s been burned out and abandoned somewhere in the Lake District. I find the images quite moving and disturbing, don’t you? The photos were sent by a friend and I don’t know where they came from, so I hope the photographer is happy with me sharing them.
I often sell Porsches for people because their circumstances have changed. A usual comment is “I never get time to use it”, and another is “We’ve got a baby on the way.” Now, I usually point out that a baby will fit in the back of a 911, as will older children. However, I recently had a call from a chap whose wife was expecting twins. Great news but two babies and all the paraphernalia in the back of his 996? Tricky. There was no question, the Porsche had to go. It turned out to be a superb example of […]
This rare Porsche 911 Turbo Targa had been sold but, sadly, due to personal problems the buyer has had to back out. Bad news for him but good news for someone else! One of just 297 examples sold wordwide and 27 right-hand drive cars , it’s a rare and collectable Porsche. Click here for the full story.