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Two Porsches 993s off to their new owners

I’ve sold this lovely pair of Porsche 993s – a Carrera S and a Carrera 4S – in the last week or two. Porsche 993s are in demand, which means I’m looking for new stock. So, if you’re in the UK and you want to sell a 993 (or, indeed, any other type of Porsche) please do get in touch. I’m also particularly keen to find good Porsche 964s as well.

New site listing Porsches for sale

A couple of Porsche enthusiasts in Estonia have set up a website Stuttcars listing Porsches for sale around the world, plus Porsches that aren’t being sold but which their owners want to share with other Porsche fans. It’s a well thought out site, with a detailed search facility that allows you to pinpoint cars with exactly the specification you’re looking for. The problem any new classifieds site has, of course, is that it needs a large number of adverts in place to make it useful, and it’s a competitive market – in the UK Pistonheads pretty much has it sewn […]

Porsche 964 Anniversary club

I’m a great fan of the Porsche 964 series and, in particular, enjoy the rare 964 Anniversary, a special edition built to celebrate 30 years of the Porsche 911. It’s a rare car, just 911 were built and sold around the world. I’ve only had the privilege to sell two. Also called the Celebration or the Jubi, these wide-bodied 964s came with a great spec and each one had its own number. Despite its rarity, there’s a small but active club for these cars, run by the ever-enthusiastic Thomas Englert in Germany, who owns car number 107. Thomas produces a […]

New Porsche 911 – nice car, shame about the key

It seems that not only are cars getting larger, so are car keys. I was looking around a new Porsche 911 (the 991) earlier today and the first thing that struck me about it was its key. Actually, if the key had struck me, I probably wouldn’t be in a fit state to write this… You see, it’s huge. It’s a great lump of plastic which, if you use your imagination, looks a bit like a Porsche 911. Why does your key need to resemble your car? So you can drive it around the pub bar, rather than simply slap […]

Stunning Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6

Look what my friends at JZM have got in their showroom. It’s a stunning Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 finished in eye-catching Maritime Blue. What a car! For sale at just £74,900 it’s very well priced for such a rare Porsche but I suspect that’s because the mileage is relatively high at 66,000 – buyers of these cars see them as an investment and will pay a premium for super-low mileage examples. Silly, really, as they’re tough cookies and like to be used. This can only go up in value. If you want more information, check out the JZM website. And […]

My Porsche cousin Jake

Raby is an unusual surname which you don’t come across much, yet it appears more than you’d expect in the relatively small world of Porsche. There’s me, for starters, selling Porsches in southern England, and writing about them too. Then there’s Raby Castle, up in northern England, where there’s a very good Porsche show every year. And over in America there is Jake Raby. We not aware that we’re related but like to think we are! Jake runs Flat6 Innovations and Raby Engine Developments (RED to its friends). He’s a clever Porsche engineer and has built up an enviable reputation […]

Worried about Porsche IMS failure? Here’s the answer!

Read up on Porsche 996, 997 and Boxster engines and you’ll soon be scared silly by stories of IMS (intermediate shaft) failure. Actually, it’s the bearing at the end of the shaft that can fail and, thankfully, it’s a rare occurrence. If the bearing does break up, though, bits of metal will get pumped around with the oil and will soon destroy the engine. As I said, it rarely happens but if it does, you don’t get any warning until it’s too later. And having that worry at the back of your mind can spoil your Porsche driving experience. Now, […]

I’d like to sell your Porsche for you!

Do you need to sell your Porsche but don’t want the hassle of dealing with buyers? And it can be a hassle – tyre kickers, time wasters, scammers, no-shows, and people who make silly offers without even looking at the car. Even serious buyers can take up a lot of your valuable time, asking searching questions, wanting to see detailed photographs of the car, spending several hours going over it with a fine-toothed comb. You know the drill – wouldn’t you rather spend your weekends with the family or friends? That’s where I come in. I will look after the […]

Storage for your Porsche

Are you looking for somewhere to store your Porsche or other car (or boat etc)? I have access to a secure storage facility in southern England, which is within close proximity to the M27 and one and a half hours from London in a discreet location. As well as storage, we offer specialised car servicing and detailing. Please get in touch for more details.

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