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Come and visit us during the Goodwood Revival

It’s the Goodwood Revival this weekend and it’s sure to be a great event. We’re based just eight miles east of Goodwood, in Southbourne, which is readily accessible along the A259 from Chichester (put PO10 8PF into your sat-nav). We’re open from 9am to 6pm on the Saturday, so if you want to escape from the hustle and bustle of the Revival and just come and chat about Porsches, do please drop in. The coffee and snacks are free! And, even if you’re not going to Goodwood, you’ll also be very welcome. If you’d like to visit on the Sunday, […]

Porsche unveils the all-new 2018 Cayenne and Cayenne S

  Porsche is proud to introduce the third generation of the Cayenne, the sports car among sports utility vehicles. This latest edition of the successful all-wheel drive four door sports car from the Stuttgart marque is a completely new development, and combines typical Porsche performance with everyday versatility. Powerful turbocharged engines, a new eight-speed Tiptronic S automatic gearbox, new chassis systems and an innovative display and control concept with total connectivity combine to raise sport and comfort to a new level. At launch, there are two newly-developed six-cylinder petrol engines to choose from. The Cayenne is powered by a 340 […]

Why the original Porsche Boxster is a modern classic

It was back in 1993 that Porsche teased the world with an all-new concept car at the American International Auto Show. This cool mid-engined roadster was clearly influenced by the old 550 Spyder yet was very much a forward-thinking design. The car’s name – ‘Boxster’ – was written in tortoiseshell on its rear, and the interior featured exposed cooling fans which were extremely, er, cool. The public fell in love with the Boxster concept car so Porsche dutifully put it into production, with the first Boxsters going on sale in late 1996. The production Boxster was different to the prototype […]

Charity fundraising in a Porsche 964 Targa

A good customer of ours, Christopher Gavin, is driving his Porsche 964 Targa 2500 to the Alps and back to raise money for charity. Christopher is supporting Alie Tilley, an old friend and colleague, who sadly succumbed last year from Motor Neurone Disease (MND). Alie set up All About Alie in February 2016, three months before she died. Her mission was to do two main things: 1. Raise awareness of MND and what people can do to help. 2. Get action to fight against MND by raising money to fund stem cell research being conducted by Professor Talbot (Alie’s consultant). […]

Porsche 911 Turbo LE – a slant-nose without the slant-nose

The Porsche 911 Turbo LE of 1989 offers all the benefits of the SE but without the Slant-Nose styling. The 911 Turbo SE of the mid-1980s offered a useful 30bhp extra power over the 300bhp produced by the standard Turbo of the day. The problem, though, was that part of the Special Equipment (which SE stood for) included a Slant-Nose front end. Instead of the 911’s distinctive wings and round headlamps you got a wedge-shaped front with pop-up headlamps, which even then were getting somewhat passé. To put it into some sort of style perspective, the Triumph TR7 which was […]

How to buy a Porsche Boxster for £4000

  Summer is here and what could be better than cruising around in an open-top Porsche Boxster, with the roof down and the sun on your face? A new Boxster starts at around £45,000 which is great value for money if you have, well, the money; and let’s face it, you have to be reasonably well off to buy a brand-new Boxster. The great news is, though, you don’t have to spend anywhere near that much to enjoy top-down Porsche motoring. In fact, just about anyone can afford to drive a Boxster, because you can pick up a half-decent example […]

Driving an early Porsche 911

  A lot happened in 1963. Martin Luther King had a dream, Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby played with guns, Alfred Hitchcock made a film about birds, Sean Connery was oh-so-cool Bond, Ronnie Biggs stopped a train, some Liverpool lads pleaded to be pleased, and Porsche unveiled a new sports car badged ‘901’. Meanwhile, in a Bristol hospital a baby with the surname Raby breathed his first, somewhat premature, breaths. Yes, that was me, and I guess I would have been walking and talking (well, after a fashion) by the time that the car I’m now driving arrived in […]

Porsche 996 Turbo first drive

A look back at Philip Raby’s first drive in a Porsche 996 Turbo, back in 2004.  If you asked your Mr Spocks and Hal 9000s what the best car in the world was, they’d come up with something sensible like a diesel-powered Vauxhall Zafira. A vehicle that would stolidly go about its business of transporting yourself, your family and stacks of cargo from A to B; cheaply and reliably. It would, in short, do everything a car needs to do in a very efficient manner. These logisticians would be wrong, of course; motoring should be about passion, not practicality. The […]

10 things we love about the Porsche 996

The Porsche 996 was a radical car when it was unveiled in 1998 because it was a complete reimagination of the iconic 911. It was the first time that the 911 had had a total redesign, complete with new bodyshell and new engine. Larger, more practical and more modern, the 996 prepared the legendary Porsche for life in the 21st century. In the nearly 20 years since, the Porsche 996 has been loved and hated in equal measures. As the years go on, though, the haters are falling away and the 996 is becoming appreciated for what it is – […]

Porsche Boxster Spyder RS60

  I’ve just had a call from someone asking if a Porsche Boxster Spyder RS60 would be a good used buy. Based on the Boxster S of its day, the 2008 limited edition Spyder RS60 echoed the style of the Porsche 718 RS60 Spyder racecar from 1960. Visually, it was distinguished by a unique front spoiler, 19-inch SportDesign wheels, GT Silver Metallic paintwork, and a red or black hood. Inside, the RS60 had Carrera Red leather (or Dark Grey with the black roof) with a unique texture on the seat centres, door linings, steering wheel and handbrake lever, plus ‘RS60’ sill […]

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