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Why buying a Porsche will save you money

A customer popped in the other day and, chatting over a coffee, we both agreed the futility of buying brand-new ‘ordinary’ cars. He’s owned his 1980s Porsche 911 for seven years and, in that time, it had gone up in value by a modest amount, while running costs had been low, too. When he comes to sell it, he’ll not only have not lost any money, he’ll have made a small profit. More importantly, though, he will have seven years’ of happy memories of Porsche ownership. That has to be a good deal. If, on the other hand, he’d bought, […]

Channel P101TV – Porsche television

I never fails to surprise me the number of great enthusiast-run Porsche websites there are. For instance, have you seen Channel P101tv. This is a  website for sharing Porsche videos without having to bother with YouTube and the inevitable inane comments you get there. You can also share Porsche pictures and make contact with like-minded Porsche owners. Once you have created an account you can upload your own videos and pictures as well as leaving comments on other people’s. The site also has a useful data section which includes an options database, guide to VIN plates and a Fuchs alloy wheel […]

Porsche 991 Targa with all new roof system

Porsche has just unveiled the 991 Targa with its all new roof system, at the Detroit Motor Show in the USA. It’s been long known that the new 911 Targa would revert back to the lines of the classic Targa with its distinctive roll hoop, rather than the retracting glass roof system of the 993, 996 and 997 Targas. However, what’s not been known is just how the roof would work – the original 911 Targa had a lift out roof panel that stored in the boot but, these days, drivers want more convenience than that. The solution was shown […]

GT Porsche magazine is bigger than ever

The new issue of GT Porsche magazine has just landed on my desk with a thud – all 164 pages of it, which makes it the UK’s largest Porsche magazine. There’s lots of good stuff packed into it, including a first drive of the Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid , plus a rundown of the previous Porsche hypercars; the 959, GT1 and Carrera GT. A back to back of the Gen2 997 GT3 and GT3 RS caught my attention, too.  While a piece on Tony Hatter, the designer of the 993, is interesting. There are also a number of features written […]