Philip Raby Porsche

Porsche Sales and Service


Is this my favourite Porsche 911?

I’m often asked what my favourite Porsche is, and it’s a question I struggle to answer, as it changes from day to day. I usually say, it’s the last one I’ve driven as, invariably, I enjoy the car enough to want to buy it! However, for some time, I’ve had one car sitting in stock that I keep coming back to. It’s a car that, for some reason, took far too long to sell, yet I love it. It was a Porsche 964 Carrera 4 that had been turned into a Carrera RS lookalike. It wasn’t an exact replica, neither […]

Why now is the time to buy a Porsche 968 Clubsport

I’ve just spent the day at a very wet Chobham test track helping Classic Cars magazine with a photoshoot. The magazine is doing a feature on undervalued classic cars that they believe will go up in value in 2014, and they asked to use a Porsche 968 Clubsport of ours. The other cars they’d picked included a BMW M5, TVR 350i, Mercedes-Benz SL 500 and a Ford Escort RS2000. The article is being written by ex-Top Gear presenter and used car expert Quentin Willson and he was impressed enough by the Porsche 968 Clubsport to claim it to be the […]

Autofarm Porsche 911 RS Recreation; the early days

Please follow me on Twitter, Facebook and subscribe to my newsletter. Today, backdating Porsche 911s to make them look like older models – in particular RSs – is common practice and such projects are often referred to as ‘recreations’. That term was coined by Porsche specialist Autofarm in Oxfordshire when it began building its Classic Recreations, which have now become the benchmark for backdated 911s. Some eight years ago, I drove one of Autofarm’s first Recreations (not the car in the photo) and wrote the following report which I’ve unearthed from my archives. When the now-legendary Porsche 911RS was introduced […]