Philip Raby Porsche

Porsche Sales and Service

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Porsche Classic radio and sat-nav

Porsche Classic has introduced a new radio/sat-nav head-unit which is suitable for use in older Porsches. This is much less retro in appearance than the previous Porsche Classic unit which means it looks more at home in later Porsches such as the 964, 968 and 993, although it would also look ok in older cars. The new unit sits more flush with the dash, whereas the previous one stuck out a good 10mm. Compared to the gaudy LED-endowed head-units that most suppliers offer today, this will look so much better in an older Porsche, and I can see it proving popular. […]

Porsche Classic Radio Navigation System

One of my pet hates is modern radio head units in classic Porsches – the silver-faced things with flashing LED displays and lots of fiddly buttons. They just look and feel wrong in older Porsches. However, try using a period radio, perhaps with a cassette player, and you’ll soon appreciate how far technology has moved on. What’s needed, then, is a modern head-unit that fits in perfectly with the appearance of a classic Porsche. Porsche has risen to the challenge with the Classic Radio Navigation System which fits any Porsche with a standard DIN slot (up to the 993, then). […]

The world’s first in-Porsche sat-nav?

Sat-navs are commonplace these days – you even have them on mobile phones. However, back in 1997, they were still considered state of the art and Porsche had yet to offer one as a optional extra. So this caught my eye today. It was inside a 993 and, apparently, the car’s first owner had paid a lot of money to have it professionally installed. It looks like a factory installation with the correct leather trim around and fits in perfectly with the 993 cockpit. The unit is controlled by a rotary switch positioned behind the handbrake lever and, amazingly, it […]