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Outstanding finance on a car

I was asked today what happens when buying a car that has outstanding finance on it. And that’s finance that is still owed, not finance that is in some way astonishing! It’s common for cars – both new and used – to be bought on finance and it’s not unusual for owners to then sell the car before the finance has been paid off. The crucial thing about car finance is that the money is provided by the lender for the sole purpose of buying that particular car. If the car is then sold, the owner is contractually obliged to clear […]

Porsches wanted

Porsches are selling well here at Philip Raby Porsche and we have a database of buyers looking for great cars. In particular demand are all air-cooled 911s, with 964s and 993s being extremely sought after. Wide-bodied 964s and 993s are the most requested, but standard examples are also required. So if you are wanting to sell your Porsche, of whatever type, please get in touch. We can either broker the sale on your behalf, or buy the car directly from you, whatever works best for you. We always aim to get you the best price possible for your Porsche. You can […]

Is a Porsche 991 £88,000 better than a 996 Carrera 4S?

A friend on Twitter has just posted that his dream Porsche 991 Carrera 4S would cost him a total of £110,000 if he bought it on finance. A full £12,000 of that is interest and the deal involves putting down a £10,000 deposit then paying off £2300 a month for  two years. It’s actually not a bad deal from a finance point of view, I guess, but only if you can afford to swallow the costs without a struggle. It got me thinking, though, you can get a Porsche 996 for the price of the deposit, although I’d recommend spending […]

Porsche 993 Turbo values

I’ve just been asked if I think a Porsche 993 Turbo is a good investment. That’s a tricky one. Porsche 993 Turbo prices have been on a high for some time, with good low mileage examples being around £60,000. That’s up on a few years ago but prices seems to have stabilised now. I can’t see any big jumps in prices in the short term, as the cars are expensive now, but longer term I am sure that 993 Turbo prices will go up. However, as with most Porsches, if you want a good investment you need to buy the […]

The easy way to sell your Porsche

Selling your beloved Porsche (or other performance car) yourself can be hard. Tyre-kickers, dreamers, time wasters, con artists – do you really want to deal with all that? And will people want to buy a valuable car from a stranger? You could sell to a dealer but you’ll often end up taking a big hit on price doing that. This is where we can help. Philip Raby is a Porsche broker. We will take your car, prepare it for sale, photograph it and market it heavily to our contacts in the UK and abroad. We’ll deal with buyers on your […]

Do you want to sell your Porsche?

Recent sales success means that we are actively looking for new stock. And, being a broker that means that, rather than buy your Porsche at a low price, we sell your car on your behalf, thus returning you a better price than if you sold it to a dealer. And you don’t have the bother of having to deal with potential buyers yourself! So, if you’re based in the UK and want to sell your Porsche or other performance car do please get in touch. Why sell your Porsche through Philip Raby? • We have a great reputation for honest […]

Why a 996 Carrera 4S is a good choice

I had  a call yesterday from a chap wanting to buy his first 911 – a 996. As soon as he said his budget was around £23,000, I immediately thought ‘Carrera 4S’. A few moments later, he said he fancied a 4S but was concerned it may be too extreme for a first 911. Not at all. The Carrera 4S is basically a standard 996 enhanced with a wide Turbo bodyshell and Turbo brakes and suspension, plus a classic full-width rear reflector. To my eye, it’s the best-looking 996 of all (especially from the rear) and is lovely to drive […]

Getting the right Porsche for the client

I had an email yesterday from a chap looking to buy his first Porsche 911 – always an exciting time. He’d decided he wanted an early 996 and had a realistic budget for such a Porsche. We exchanged notes and I realised that I had just the car for him – a 1999 Carrera 4 in lovely condition that had been well maintained and cherished. Now, a cynic would argue that I was being opportunistic but, no, it really was the right car for him. And when he came to view it, we chatted some more about his requirements, he […]

How to save £100,000 on a Porsche 911 Turbo

I’ve just returned from the Isle of Man where I was driving the latest Porsche 911 Turbo S for Total 911 magazine. It’s an astonishing car and a lot of fun – especially on an island without speed limits! However, this example cost £130,000 (specced with Aerokit, rear wiper and, er, floor mats) which, for most people, is a helluva lot of money. More than they’d want – or could – spend on a car. However, help is at hand. You can save £100,000 simply by buying the previous-generation 911 Turbo S – the 996 variant. With essentially the same […]

The secret to an affordable Porsche 993

Porsche 993 buyers are very fussy about mileage. More so than any other model of Porsche; if a 993 has super-low mileage, the price will be higher. If, on the other hand, the mileage is slightly higher, than the price drops accordingly. This is an odd situation when you consider that the 993 has one of the most reliable and tough engines of all 911s. So long as the car’s been properly maintained, there’s no reason why a higher mileage example shouldn’t be a problem. I’m just been driving this example. It’s got 110,000 miles on the clock yet has […]