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Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 video buyers’ guide

I recently had a visit from Jack, who runs the YouTube channel Number27. Jack's previously done several video reviews on cars we've had in stock but this time he wanted to do something different; a buyers' guide, with me giving advice on camera. The car he picked out...

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Do you really want a Porsche barn find?

While barn finds may be few and far between, Philip Raby does rescue the odd Porsche that’s been sitting unloved in a garage. However, there are some that just aren’t worth getting involved with I tend to take reports of ‘barn finds’ with a pinch of salt, especially...

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Book of the week

I’m delighted that my book, You Can Drive a Porsche, has been selected as Book of the Week by Bookworks. This short book explains how Porsche ownership can be surprisingly affordable. Please click here for full details of this nd my other...

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Porsche 924S vs Boxster video

Here's a great video by Jack of motoring YouTube channel, Number 27, comparing two cars from our showroom - a 924S and an early Boxster. Two very affordable and fun entry-level Porsches. Find out which he prefers. You can get full details of these cars and all our...

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Porsche unveils the all-new 2018 Cayenne and Cayenne S

  Porsche is proud to introduce the third generation of the Cayenne, the sports car among sports utility vehicles. This latest edition of the successful all-wheel drive four door sports car from the Stuttgart marque is a completely new development, and combines...

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Why the original Porsche Boxster is a modern classic

It was back in 1993 that Porsche teased the world with an all-new concept car at the American International Auto Show. This cool mid-engined roadster was clearly influenced by the old 550 Spyder yet was very much a forward-thinking design. The car’s name – ‘Boxster’ –...

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Charity fundraising in a Porsche 964 Targa

A good customer of ours, Christopher Gavin, is driving his Porsche 964 Targa 2500 to the Alps and back to raise money for charity. Christopher is supporting Alie Tilley, an old friend and colleague, who sadly succumbed last year from Motor Neurone Disease (MND). Alie...

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Porsche 911 Turbo LE – a slant-nose without the slant-nose

The Porsche 911 Turbo LE of 1989 offers all the benefits of the SE but without the Slant-Nose styling. The 911 Turbo SE of the mid-1980s offered a useful 30bhp extra power over the 300bhp produced by the standard Turbo of the day. The problem, though, was that part of...

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How to buy a Porsche Boxster for £4000

  Summer is here and what could be better than cruising around in an open-top Porsche Boxster, with the roof down and the sun on your face? A new Boxster starts at around £45,000 which is great value for money if you have, well, the money; and let’s face it, you have...

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Driving an early Porsche 911

A lot happened in 1963. Martin Luther King had a dream, Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby played with guns, Alfred Hitchcock made a film about birds, Sean Connery was oh-so-cool Bond, Ronnie Biggs stopped a train, some Liverpool lads pleaded to be pleased, and Porsche...

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Porsche 996 Turbo first drive

A look back at Philip Raby's first drive in a Porsche 996 Turbo, back in 2004.  If you asked your Mr Spocks and Hal 9000s what the best car in the world was, they’d come up with something sensible like a diesel-powered Vauxhall Zafira. A vehicle that would stolidly go...

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10 things we love about the Porsche 996

The Porsche 996 was a radical car when it was unveiled in 1998 because it was a complete reimagination of the iconic 911. It was the first time that the 911 had had a total redesign, complete with new bodyshell and new engine. Larger, more practical and more modern,...

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Porsche Boxster Spyder RS60

  I've just had a call from someone asking if a Porsche Boxster Spyder RS60 would be a good used buy. Based on the Boxster S of its day, the 2008 limited edition Spyder RS60 echoed the style of the Porsche 718 RS60 Spyder racecar from 1960. Visually, it was...

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Video road test of Porsche Cayman S

Recently, I was visited by Jack Pecoraro, who runs a YouTube channel called Number 27, which is all about cars. Jack was keen to road test a Porsche Cayman S for his channel, and it just so happens we have one in stock. He tempted me with the carrot of letting me...

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New Porsche 991 GT3 announced

Since the Porsche 911 first went on sale over 50 years ago, the iconic coupe has been popular among driving enthusiasts and race fans seeking a road car inspired by circuit success. In turn, the 911 GT3 takes these proven, race-bred Porsche genes and further...

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Customer service is everything

Here at Philip Raby Porsche we like to look after our customers well. We may not have a flashy glass and tiled showroom (although we do make a mean cup of coffee and have some tasty biscuits), but we do offer really good service. All our Porsches (and other cars) are...

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Porsche Cayman S Vs Porsche 924 Turbo Photoshoot

This week, we have had Ryan Thorn, a 14 year-old work experience student from the local Bishop Luffa School with us (that's him trying out a Cayman for size in the photo below). Ryan has been enthusiastically involved in all aspects of the business, including coming...

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Should you buy a written-off Porsche?

Can’t afford the Porsche of your dreams? Well, with a bit of creative thinking, perhaps you can. How? By buying a damaged-repaired car – what is classified in the UK as a Cat C or D vehicle. Typically, such a car is worth as much as 35 percent less than list, once...

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Porsches win What Car? awards

We know that Porsches are great cars but it's good to get confirmation. In the recent What Car? awards, Porsche did particularly well. The new 718 Cayman was named Best Sports Car, with the judges saying: “…with balletic handling and wonderfully accurate steering, it...

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Porsche 991 GTS

Porsche is expanding the 911 product line with new GTS models. From March 2017, a total of five variants will join the range: the 911 Carrera GTS with rear-wheel drive, the 911 Carrera 4 GTS with all-wheel drive – both of the above available as a Coupé and Cabriolet –...

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Collecting my first Porsche 964 from Germany, back in 2002

I've just received a lovely email from a long-term reader, who said he remembers well a piece I wrote in 2002 for 911 & Porsche World magazine. It was about me travelling to Germany to buy a Porsche 964 Carrera 4 for myself. It was nice to be reminded of it, as it was...

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Taking a Porsche 997 back to my roots

I had a strange coincidence the other day. Someone on a Porsche Facebook page was asking for a Porsche 996 umbrella - one of those that fits in the slot in the passenger-side door sill. I replied, saying I had one and would happily give it to the person in exchange...

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Using an older Porsche as an everyday car

I often get people asking me if they can use an older Porsche as an everyday car. Before answering yes or no, I chat with the person to see how they will be using the Porsche and what their expectations are. If you're used to a typical modern car, such as a VW Golf,...

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Win a Porsche 911 engine for Christmas!

Here's the ideal gift for the Porsche enthusiast at Christmas. The Porsche 911 Flat-Six Boxer Engine Set lets you build a fully-functional 1:4 model of a 1996 911 engine. The detailed replica features more than 280 components and has a transparent casing so that the...

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