Philip Raby Porsche

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The ultimate garage and home office

                      A customer of ours runs a specialist furniture design company Splinterworks and has just completed an incredible project. It’s a barn that’s been converted into a garage, office and suite in the grounds of an English country house. I think you’ll agree it’s an amazing set-up. Here are some photographs and a description in the company’s own words. Enjoy!   Our client had a stone barn built within the grounds of his country home to serve as an executive suite and a place to house his classic car collection.  […]

The mystery of Porsche part prices

I’ve had conversations with two Porsche owners recently which shows how random Porsche’s part pricing can appear. First, there’s the gentleman with an 993 Carrera RS. He wanted to tidy up his car’s engine bay (below) and thought he’d have the cooling fan powder coated. This is a popular job people do as the alloy fan invariably corrodes and distracts from the engine’s appearance. One the off chance, however, the owner enquired as to the price of a new fan at his local Porsche Centre and was pleasantly surprised to find it was £130 including a new bearing. We both […]

Porsche 928 wanted for Goodwood Revival

A friend who works at Goodwood is looking for a really good example of an early Porsche 928 to be displayed at the Earls Court Motor Show stand this year’s Goodwood Revival meeting. The theme for the stand is V8s so, naturally, the big front-engined Porsche has to be represented. If you can help, please get in touch and I shall pass your details on. Thanks!

911 & Porsche World – the early years

I’ve just been browsing through some very early issues of 911 & Porsche World magazine, bringing back some happy memories. Sadly, I don’t have issue one but here are some images of the second issues, published in autumn 1990 (the magazine came out just four times a year back then). I’ve always been a magazine junkie and, whenever I had a new interest, the first thing I’d do was seek out a magazine devoted to that. And so it was when I began to take a serious interest in Porsches I browsed the newsagents for a suitable magazine. My timing […]

Lots of Porsche action in the May 2014 issue of GT Porsche

The May 2014 issue of GT Porsche magazine is now on sale and, as always, has a great selection of classic and modern Porsches featured within its 164 pages. Of particular interest to me, was the piece on the 911 50th Edition (I’ve always been fascinated by special edition Porsches), a modified 997 Turbo (always a favourite of mine) and a beautifully photographed 550 Spyder. From yours truly, there’s an overview of classic 911 Targa prices, a look at what Porsches you can buy for £50,000, and some man-maths explaining why you should buy a Porsche in preference to flying.

Porsche 968 Club Sport in Classic Cars magazine

A couple of months back, I spent a very wet day at Chobham circuit with the crew from Classic Cars magazine. They asked me to let them use a Porsche 968 Club Sport that we had in stock, for a feature on undervalued classics to invest in during 2014. The article, written by ex-Top Gear presenter Quentin Willson, is in the May 2014 issue, and I’m pleased to say that the 968 Club Sport is crowned the winner by Mr Wilson. It’s just a shame he refers to it as a ‘Porker’. 🙂 We’ve now sold that particular 968 Club […]

Early Porsche 911s in Octane magazine

The May 2014 issue of Octane magazine has a major feature on pre-1973 Porsche 911s, running over 12 pages. It includes a drive of a 1964 Porsche 911, plus an overview of all pre -1973 models written by me. With classic Porsche 911 prices soaring, there’s strong interest in these pre-1973 models, so this article is very timely.  

Porsche Boxster concept car

We were first introduced to the Porsche Boxster back in 1993, when Porsche unveiled its stunning Boxster concept car at the Detroit Motor Show. With fake tortoise shell trim and cool interior fans, it was a stunning car. The production Boxster that followed wasn’t as exotic in its detailing but remained true to the spirit and styling of the Boxster concept.