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Porsche 993 Carrera S – coming soon!

Here’s a Porsche I sold last year which is back on the market. The owner has taken a fancy to a new 991 (and who can blame him?) so he’s asked me to sell his Porsche 993 Carrera S for him. It’s a lovely example of the rare wide-boded, rear-wheel drive 993 Carrera S which was only made in small numbers in 1997. Finished in Basalt Black Metallic with a black leather interior it’s in superb condition. Indeed, it was sold by an Official Porsche Centre a couple of years ago – and it’s rare for them to sell classic […]

Porsche videos

The usual place to search for videos online these days is YouTube, However, if you’re looking for Porsche footage it’s a pain to have to sift through all the dross. Which is why I’m pleased to have found P101 TV – a website that has nothing but Porsche videos and images on! I picked out the following treat but there are lots more great films to watch on the site. Do take a look! The Road is Calling

Delivering a Porsche 996 Carrera 4S to Jersey

Today combined some of my favourite things; Porsches, boats, islands and travel., it doesn’t get much better than that. I delivered a lovely Porsche 996 Carrera 4S to a client on Jersey, in the Channel Islands. This involved an early morning blast along the coast to Weymouth, my favourite seaside town. Then it was straight onto the futuristic looking fast cat for a 40kt cruise south to the Channel Islands, stopping briefly at Guernsey before arriving at Jersey, with it stunning rocky coastline. It’s a regular holiday haunt of our family; today, though, I was travelling alone and, sadly, on […]

Keep your Porsche original if you want an investment

I had an email the other day from someone wanting advice on buying an early Porsche 911 as a potential investment. Great idea if you buy the right car. And by that I mean one that’s in superb condition (no rust, thank you) and is in original condition. The first criterium is self-explanatory but the second? Well, increasingly, buyers – or should that be ‘investors’ – want original-specification Porsches that look exactly how they did when they left the factory. My enquiry included a couple of links to Porsche that are for sale – both 1970s 911s which, at first […]

Philip Raby Porsche – an update

It’s all change in my life as of today! After almost seven years of editing Total 911 (a magazine I started from scratch), not to mention more years than I care to remember working in publishing, I’ve decided that it’s time for a radical change! I’ve left Total 911 and the world of relentless monthly deadlines to concentrate on building up my Porsche consultancy, helping people to buy and sell Porsches. It’s an exciting time and looks set to be kicking off big style, with me talking a Porsche 996 Carrera 4S over to Jersey next week and returning with […]

What’s a Porsche worth?

Valuing a Porsche can be difficult, especially if it’s a rare and/or older car. You can’t simply look up a value in Glass’s Guide. It’s a case of looking at similar cars on the market, talking to other experts, drawing on experience and, in part, sucking and seeing. So many things will influence the value of a Porsche, including mileage, condition, service history, colour, specification, number of owners, desirability, rarity, how desperate you are to sell and, well, what someone’s prepared to pay for it. I never make assumptions, though. Some people will tell you that, in the case of […]

Porsche 964 Turbo is fantastic value

I rarely sell Porsches on price but this 964 Turbo has to be the lowest-priced example in the UK, at just £24,995. Don’t let the price put you off, though, it’s a lovely car to drive, thanks to a top-end engine rebuild and other work, with bills for over £11,000. It looks good, too, finished in eye-catching Cobalt Blue Metallic. The 964 was the last of the rear-wheel drive 911 Turbos and, as such, is a lot of fun. Get in touch to pick up the deal of the year! Click here for more details and photos.  

Porsche 911 gets pushed off a cliff.

This was emailed me to me today. I’ve seen it before but it never fails to make me smile. Well, it is Friday… :

Porsche 997’s heated seats are bliss

Woke up to the first chilly day of the year here in southern England. Crisp and sunny, and a great day for a drive. Especially in a 997 with heated seats. Now, some people moan about 911s having such luxuries but not me. Call me soft but to me heated seats are the best thing since flat-six engines! 🙂

Porsche 911 engines – are they better hidden away?

The new Porsche 991 has upset a few people because you can’t see its engine at all. Open the rear lid and you’re met with a plastic cowling, a couple of small fans and a brace of filler caps. Not very manly, really. But does it really matter? Owners of these cars are rarely, if ever, going to venture under the hood. If you drive a modern car, of whatever make, I’ll bet you don’t go poking around under the bonnet. I know I don’t. Also, let’s be honest here, Porsche 911 engines have never been the most exciting things […]

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