Philip Raby Porsche

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911SC

Porsche 911SC – the perfect classic 911

We’ve just got a lovely Porsche 911SC in stock which reminds me very much of my first ever Porsche 911, which was an SC. This car is Zinc Metallic, whereas mine was Champagne Metallic, but they’re similar shades. This one has a superbly original and striking Pascha interior while mine had a scruffy Berber. Those things aside, though, the car we have now is quite similar in appearance to mine, which I have fond memories of; some of you may remember me running it as a project car in 911 & Porsche World magazine. I’ve always had a soft spot […]

Bugatti’s Head of Design and his Porsche 911

Here’s a great little video about, Achim Andscheidt, Bugatti’s Head of Design and his personal Porsche 911 project. It’s a backdated 911SC that’s been stripped out and fitted with Kevlar panels, to give an overall weight of just 820kg! Well worth watching.

Porsche 911SC and 911 Turbo engines

Here’s an interesting photo I found in my archives. It’s a press shot of a Porsche 911SC and 911 Turbo from 1976, showing each car with its respective engine. The turbocharger is clearly visible on the lower left side of the Turbo engine and, even back then, the engine was tightly packaged. Note that that Turbo is badged ‘Turbo Carrera’ which is how the car was marketed in the USA for a short period.

Preparing a Porsche 911 for sale

While most of the Porsche world has been fussing over the new Boxster (and very nice it is too), I’ve been concerned with older Porsches. I’ve just sold an interesting 911SC that’s been made to look like a 964 3.8RS – and a pretty convincing job it is from the outside (inside, there’s still a fully trimmed SC leather interior). When the buyer came to see it, a few little faults had made themselves apparent. So, naturally, these had to be sorted before he collects the car. First, the driver’s window wouldn’t work. Usually, this is down to mucky contacts […]

Auction sales – bargains or risks?

I’m not keen on buying Porsches at auctions. I’d much rather deal with an individual – private or dealer – who knows the car and can let me test drive it. I looked at a 911 Cabriolet at auction recently that was particularly disappointing. It was advertised as a 1985 3.0-litre 911 which immediately puzzled me – at that age, it should be 3.2-litres. When I saw the car, it didn’t take long to realise that it was, in fact, a 911SC – the rear badging and the engine were giveaways. A flick through the documentation showed that it was […]

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