NOW SOLD Porsche 911E RHD

March 31, 2016
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Porsche pic of the week

March 29, 2016
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Pre 73,  Porsche 911 Targa

Now Sold. Porsche GT3 Clubsport Mk1

March 26, 2016
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Border Reivers have sold one of the 1st Porsche 911-996 GT3’s ever produced, This low mileage Club sport is returning home to Germany.

New Stock Porsche 911 Supersport

March 23, 2016
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Old + New = Cool

March 21, 2016
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356 Porsche Speedster with a Scottish slant

March 20, 2016
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Porsche pic of the week

March 19, 2016
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New Stock 964 wide body

March 19, 2016
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Similar to the above in Black with gold BBS rims with the 3.8 RSR style spoiler (the same spoiler & wheels as the car below).

Should be in stock by April, currently in transit

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In the shop today

March 18, 2016
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Ferrari 355 Now Sold

March 15, 2016
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Border Reivers…… blast from the past

March 14, 2016
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Two of our old Porsche Speedsters. We sold both cars and the registration POR 1 which we purchased from the Portuguese embassy however we still own the registration 356A.

Derek Bell MBE (True Legend)

March 11, 2016

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I was privileged to be invited to Porsche Glasgow for the launch of their Porsche Classic status. I took along my son TJ who is a Porsche fanatic with a Le-mans 24hr visit under his belt at 6. We went up stairs at the centre where the presentation was taking place with the guest speaker being Derek Bell. The seating area was full so we were directed to a standing area at the front where I was chatting to my son before the start of the presentation, TJ was asking if it would be ok to take a picture of Derek, unknown to me Derek bell was standing behind us just before his entrance, he brushed by us as he made his way to the stage. We both enjoyed the video presentation & Derek’s talk.

Later on in the evening, I took my son to the bathroom which is at the rear of the showroom. The dealer principle & some members of staff were getting their pictures taken with Derek Bell. Derek broke away from the company and walked up to my son and said ” Hi TJ, I’m Derek, I had been hoping to meet you all night and I was wondering if it would be possible to have my picture taking with you”.  TJ’s face……………PRICELESS

What a special moment from a special man. That moment of kindness will be with me & my son for the rest of our lives

Derek Bell you are a true Legend. Thank you

In the shop today

March 11, 2016
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Porsche 911SC 1979 NOW SOLD

March 11, 2016
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More good news another car sold but staying in Scotland.

New Stock Ferrari 355 Spider in Yellow

March 9, 2016

 

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Just arrived in stock now . Ferrari 355 Spider RHD

Porsche 911SC Now Sold

March 9, 2016
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And the good news is…… it’s staying local

New Stock RHD Porsche 911E from 1973 in Gemini Blue (low mileage)

March 8, 2016

 

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This was offered at a recent auction (pretty cool)

March 7, 2016
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Long Haul Photos & words By Bruce Sweetman

March 1, 2016

2Some people buy Porsches for their performance and some for prestige. Some buy Porsches as investments. And some people just drive them.
John Hudson is one of those who flat-out drives his Porsches. Two models share garage space in his Nashville, Tennessee, home: a 2001 911 Carrera and a 1987 911 Carrera. The 2001 Carrera shows 200,000 miles on the odometer and the 1987 Carrera shows 277,000. “I drive Porsches everywhere. I travel in them and I go to the grocery store in them,” he says in a deep voice with just a hint of Georgia sweetness indicative of his Atlanta upbringing4“I guess the longest trip I’ve made in a 911 was 11,000 miles,” he says. It was inspired by a 60s TV show called Route 66 about two guys traveling around the country in a Corvette. “When I graduated from the University of Georgia in 1964 I tried to get some of my fraternity brothers to go with me in my MGB where we could, you know, sleep on picnic tables and stuff like that,” he says. “Anyway, I got called to the Army and I reported for active duty about twenty days after I graduated, so the trip had to wait.”
But, he did get to drive a Porsche. “Before I went to Vietnam I drove a ’66 911 and decided I would buy one when I came back.” Back in the states and married, Hudson looked at a new 1969 911T. “I think the price on it was $5,500,” he says. “My wife thought that was outrageous and I didn’t get it.” It was 1971 before he bought his first Porsche—a used, Irish Green 1970 911E.
Four years later, Hudson traded up to a brand new, India Red 1976 911S. “I bought it for like $15,000, kept it for two-and-a-half years, and sold it for more money than I paid for it,” he says, adding, “I got a divorce at the time, so I needed some cash.”
After three months without a Porsche, Hudson bought a used, Sepia Brown 1973 911T. “It was a very good, quick-running car,” says Hudson, “especially after Jim Watson of Lewisburg, Tennessee, built an RS-spec engine for me. I started concoursing the car and I was really looking for a daily driver. That’s when I bought the ’87 Carrera.”6Hudson’s new 1987 Carrera came equipped with a sunroof, limited slip differential, sports shocks, electrically-adjustable sport seats, radio, air conditioning, and cruise control. It was a birthday present for myself,” he says. “The bank I worked for in Nashville had just been sold and all the executives’ stock options and bonuses matured. I had $50,000 in cash, so I went out and bought the car.”
The Carrera – the last version of the long-lived G-series 911s – had debuted in 1984. It was more powerful, more fuel efficient, and more comfortable than its predecessor, the 911SC. The 1987 version introduced the G50 transaxle and a hydraulically-actuated clutch. Its 3.2-liter engine made 217 bhp.
“The ’87 Carrera probably wasn’t quite as quick at the lighter ’73 911T with its RS-spec engine” says Hudson, “but it was a lot easier to drive. The Carrera’s G50 gearbox was more manageable, its hydraulic clutch was easier to push, and its engine always ran perfectly,” he says. “The electronic engine management system really worked well. It was just a good-running car.”
In 2001, Hudson bought a brand new 911 Carrera (996). “The 996 became my daily driver and the ’87 became my weekend fun car,” he says. He continued to enjoy the ’87 Carrera and in 2004 he decided the time was right to make that cross-country trip he had envisioned as a University of Georgia graduate back in 1964.8“My objective was to stay on two-lane roads as much as I could and see every car venue between Atlanta and California,” says Hudson. “My first stop was the Corvette plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky.” He passed through Denver on his way to the National Automobile Museum in Reno. He visited Yosemite on his way to Los Angeles where he spent four days checking out the Peterson Museum, the Hot Rod Museum, and the Nethercutt Collection. From LA he took the Pacific Coast Highway (California 1) to San Francisco, and continued all the way to Seattle to visit at friend.
Heading east, Hudson stopped at Yellowstone in Wyoming, then jogged north to the Little Bighorn National Monument in Montana. “I was in the cavalry in Vietnam,” he said, “so I wanted to go by and see the 7th Cavalry cemetery.” Leaving the Little Bighorn, Hudson used the Interstates for the first time to cut an 1,800-mile swath across the nation’s midsection on his way to Atlanta. After 40 days and 11,000 miles the car was due for some service. “I usually change the oil every 5,000 miles,” he said. “So, I changed it as soon as I got back.”10“The Carrera has only been serviced by three shops,” says Hudson. “Scobey Rogers took care of the car at the Nashville dealership and later at his own shop. A mechanic at Memphis Motor Werks serviced it for 11 years. And when I moved to Atlanta, Pat Collins at Northeast Foreign Car took over – and Pat still services the car,” says Hudson. “If he tells you that you need something, you need it. He’s not cheap and nobody gives a rat’s ass because they know he’ll do a good job.”
Hudson has always taken scrupulous care of the Carrera – mechanically and cosmetically – but he had never considered showing it. “It was a driver!” he says. But when a friend suggested they attend the multi-regional Georgia Rennfest in August 2014 he decided to enter the Carrera in Street Class where repaired stone chips and personal modifications wouldn’t incur any penalties. He tied for first place. Buoyed by success, Hudson entered the Carrera in the Tennessee Musik-Stadt Region Concours in June 2015, winning Street Class and the Dealer’s Choice award.12 13Going for broke, Hudson decided to compete at the 60th Porsche Parade in French Lick, Indiana in September – three months later. “I spent probably another 150 hours working on the car. I knew I’d be up against some stiff competition,” he said. “When I backed out of the garage to drive to French Lick the car had never been as clean and straight – everything was perfect. By the time I got out of Nashville it was a mess. And it rained all the way up there.”
In Appendix 1 of the Porsche Club of America Competition Rules it states, “Entrants in Touring and Street are encouraged to drive their Porsche to the Parade.” Unsaid, is that additional preparation may be required on site. Because of a swamped show field and continuing rain, the concours was held in a covered parking garage, which is where you would have found John Hudson down on his knees early Sunday morning, the day before the concours.15“The other cars in my class were almost perfect,” says Hudson. “The car next to me had been painted about a year before and there was an ’88 Cabriolet with 30,000 original miles on it,” he recalls. “So here’s mine with 274,000 at the time and his had 30,000. But I had a plan. I went through each panel and each area to make sure it was clean and correct,” he says. “I must have spent two hours on the wheels and tires alone. And I spent a lot of time cleaning the interior, making sure it was right. I started at 7:30 in the morning and finished at 10:30 at night with only one break for a sandwich.”

Hudson slept well that night never doubting his resolve. “I learned in the Army and in playing sports, you don’t quit. Never quit. I decided to go, I entered and, if I’d ended up in last place, at least I tried.”17The judges were on their game the next day. “One ran his hand along the panels of the car feeling for any dirt or imperfections. Another ran his hand around the sunroof and said, ‘You’ve got some wax residue on one little spot there.’ It was that kind of stuff.” But it wasn’t all critical. “One judge looked at me and said, “The wheels are perfect.”19In the end, Hudson’s Carrera took first place in Street Class. “I was really surprised,” says Hudson. “I beat the second place car by 1.1 points – which is not much,” he chuckles. “Like they say, you have to show up to win.”21After its short successful foray, Hudson is retiring the Carrera from concours competition, but he continues to drive it regularly. “I figure I’ve driven a 911 over 700,000 miles. And I’ve driven a Porsche as a daily driver since 1971,” he says. “So I’m a pretty committed customer.” He is, as the saying goes, in it for the long haul.23

Davids back working on the SAAB

March 1, 2016
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Engine & box out for rebuild.

 

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angle2 EINE REISE NACH SCHOTTLAND Porsche 356 A Bj. 1959 - sehr guter Zustand, für Rennen aufgebaut! Anzeige gefunden, sofort in das Auto verliebt - Anbieter Border Reivers?? Wo- Schottland?? Also, einen Flug gebucht nach Edinburgh und kurzer Hand auf die Insel geflogen. Ganz idyllisch ein Stück hinter Glasgow an einem See gelegen hat sich die Firma "Border Reivers" versteckt und auf hochwertige Autos spezialisiert. Der Inhaber - Tom Fitzsimmons ist mehr als freundlich uns hilfsbereit und versucht seinen Kunden fast jeden Wunsch von den Augen abzulesen, hat uns spät nachts noch zum Essen ausgeführt und kurz vor Mitternacht nach zurück nach Glasgow gefahren. Wir konnten in einer blitzsauberen Halle das Objekt der Begierde in aller Ruhe inspizieren (und alle anderen Auto's auch noch) und durften danach eine Probefahrt durch die Highlands absolvieren. Sämtliche Sonderwünsche und Umbauten wurden durch Border Reivers noch erledigt und gegen Entgelt wurde der Wagen noch bis vor die Haustüre in Deutschland geliefert. Ein wirklich perfekter und freundlicher Service der nicht selbstverständlich ist. Many thanks Tom, it was great to make business with you! Thomas Eder aus Bayern Thomas Eder Racing his Porsche at the Nurburgring (Translated below) A TRIP TO SCOTLAND to veiw a 1959 Porsche 356A - Very good condition, built for racing!  As per the add, I fell in love with the car which was offered by Border Reivers, So a flight booked flown to  Scotland. Quite a bit away from idyllic Glasgow situated on a lake,is where the company "Border Reivers" hides and specializes in high quality cars. The owner - Tom Fitzsimmons is more than friendly to us and very helpful. Caters to his customers every whim. He gave us late night run to Glasgow for a meat, shortly before midnight after back after it. We were in a spotless showroom, full of the objects of desire. He gave us peace to inspect and allowed us to undergo a test drive through the highlands afterwards. We agreed the purchase and some special requests and modifications to be carried out which were done by Border Reivers. We paid for the car and it was delivered to our doorstep in Munich, Germany in a covered transporter. A truly perfect and friendly service which is not self-evident. Many thanks Tom, it was great to do business with you! ThomasEder aus Bayern Thomas Eder Racing his Porsche at the Nurburgring  

Thomas Eder (Germany)