Philip Raby Porsche

Porsche Sales and Service

Carrera 2

Changing the colour of a Porsche 964 Carrera 2

Last summer, I handled the sale of a very special Porsche 964 Carrera 2 belonging to John and Paula Boggiano. It’s a car they’d owned twice over many years and lavished much time and money on it, to ensure it was one of the best 964s Carrera 2s around, and it was featured in several magazine features.. Despite it being a much-loved Porsche, the couple decided to sell the Guards Red 964 to make way for a brand-new Boxster, which is why it came to me. It didn’t take long to find a buyer for such a special 964 Carrera […]

Switching from left to right

A 993 for under £15,000 is unusual so an advert for the car above caught my attention. Prices of 993s, perhaps more than for any other 911, are very sensitive to mileage – buyers want low-mileage examples and very high mileage cars are worth less. Therefore, my first thought was that this must be a high mileage car, and I was right – 143,000. Now, 993s are tough cookies and, if one has been well looked after, there’s no reason to be scared of big miles and it can be a great way of getting a cheap Porsche. However, this car has […]

Limited options

One of the fun features of the official Porsche site is the ‘Build your own Porsche’ section. Here, you choose the colour and specification of your perfect Porsche – and there are a huge amount of options available. I mean, how could you manage without a leather-covered rear-view mirror? People talk about cars needing the ‘right’ options so that will sell on the second-hand market and they have a point – a well specced car will shift quicker than a more basic one. There are some options which are regarded as essential – 18-inch wheels on a 996 in favour […]

Is the 964 the next big thing?

Anyone who knows me will know I’m a big fan of the 964-series 911 made from 1989 to 1993. It’s a Porsche that’s had a tough life. In the early days, the engines leaked oil on a regular basis and, although Porsche quickly modified them to solve the problem, the damage was done, and the 964 had a reputation for being troublesome. And then along came the 993, which had no reliability issues and, for many people, was better looking with its sexy curves. The 964 was to always live in the 993’s shadow and, as such, has been cheaper […]