More Fraud Stories Porsche Cars North America

September 17, 2018

It’s on its way to becoming the biggest fraud case in Porsche Cars North America’s history.

Champion Porsche, the largest Porsche dealer in North America, is facing a problem: Shiraaz Sookralli, the dealership’s vice president of marketing, has vanished without a trace. This would have only been a case of a missing person, except for one thing – he brought a huge amount of customer deposits with him, amounting to $2.5 million.

According to The Drive, a lawsuit has been filed by Champion Porsche against Sookralli, who personally handled high-valued customers who wanted to own the ultra-elite 911 GT3 and 911 GT3 RS models. Little did the dealership know, the exclusivity and rarity of these Porsche cars have its cons, and one of them is on its way to being the biggest con in Porsche Cars North America’s history.

The exclusivity of the 911 GT3 and 911 GT3 RS:

The news spread like wildfire on Rennlist, which is among the most popular online forums for Porsche lovers. Per the thread, Sookrali allegedly commissioned a separate company called “Champion Autosport” and made fake documents to lure buyers of the exclusive Porsche cars. These deep-pocketed customers were tricked into thinking that they were placing orders for a real car. His longevity and position within Champion Porsche’s administration gave Sookrali a good reputation as a legit salesman, allowing him to persuade these customers into making huge amounts of deposits into a secret bank account – all to gain exclusivity to own a 911 GT3 and 911 GT3 RS. The bank account has been emptied out as of this writing.

Sookrali’s con didn’t only hurt his own reputation, but Champion Porsche’s and the entire Porsche Cars North America’s as well. The dealership said that it has no knowledge of Sookrali’s schemes, however, the victims aren’t buying the explanation due to a previous lawsuit involving Champion Porsche, Sookrali, and a nearly-identical scheme, according to The Drive. The dealership’s silence towards the issue didn’t help either.

Unfortunately, Porsche Cars North America isn’t safe from the ordeal as the company received complaints from angry customers, as transcribed in these dedicated Instagram and Twitter accounts. It’s quite natural to happen, but the company already has its hands on the issue. A spokesperson from the company said “Champion Porsche has assured us it will help Porsche buyers who might have been impacted and is asking those customers to give their information to Champion’s legal counsel.”

Interesting new stock due in

September 16, 2018

My friend who’s a total petrol head and talented home restorer has offered me a few interesting cars.This Morris pick up which belonged to a carpenter back in the day, did a fantastic job of the rear bodywork. It has been freshly recommissioned and the front repainted . This would make a fantastic advertisement vehicle . The 2nd is a Vanden plas Princess this is a beautiful genuine car which has just had the bumpers re-chromed (Rolls Royce engined)3rd is this Alvis4th is a Frogeye sprite in Cherry red and the 5th is a Sky blue Sunbeam Tiger.

Details to follow once the cars arrive

Classic car firm JD Classics enters administration

September 14, 2018

Porsche pic of the week

September 14, 2018

Porsche 356 Cab

New Stock Austin Healey 100-6 2 seater

September 13, 2018

Due in Shortly from the states this Genuine Californian rust free Austin Healey 100-6 2 seater BN6. The most original body /chassis we have ever imported in over 30 years. 2 seater Healeys are extremely rare. 

McRae Escort update

September 11, 2018

Removing the Group 4 axle

Fitting the new axle 

The RS Gearbox

I wanted the car worked on by the people who originally worked on it, know the car and did the original conversion. It is being done by Allan Clark. I am standing in Allan’s drive and that was the McRae family home in the back ground. (what a link) Below it almost the same angle with Colins 1st rally car.

As a result of the cars progress being put on the socials, several very helpful people have come forward with great stories , information and some original parts from the car so far we have obtained, the original boot lid and spoiler, wheels, spot-lamp brackets, lights and seats.

Porsche pic of the week

September 7, 2018

Porsche 911 Targa

Busy week

September 7, 2018

Sorry about the lack of news but we’ve  been all over the country attending Classic Car events and auctions which seem to everywhere at the moment. Beaulieu last week & Goodwood Revival this weekend end.

Cars and Friends

September 6, 2018

Its nice when an old customer recommends a friend who is now a new customer. Both cars seen here. Thanks Guys, keep the pictures coming

Porsche pic of the week

August 31, 2018

Porsche 356A Speedster

Colin McRae / Robert Reid Rally Winning Ford Escort MK2

August 30, 2018

Colin McRae / Robert Reid

Rally winning Escort Mk 2

Its taken a few year to make up my mind as to what I should do if anything to our famous Escort. Having traced the people who did the original work we have decided to get them to undo the group 4 conversion and return it to its original narrow body to the exact same spec as it was when Colin and Robert won the Hackle Rally. We will be gearing more to preservation than restoration.

New Stock Porsche 911-930 Turbo

August 29, 2018

Just arrived 66k miles. The poster car from your youth but in a better colour, recent full engine rebuild

New World record price $48,405,000

August 26, 2018

And they say the markets slowing up? New World record price $48,405,000.00 for this Ferrari 250 GTO . The most valuable car ever sold at auction.

One of our followers cars from Bogotá, Colombia

August 25, 2018

Thanks to Esteban Talero Daza for sharing his Lovely cars with us. The internet makes the world seem smaller.

Damaged Porsche 959 goes to auction

August 24, 2018

Update car sold for $467K

Porsche pic of the week

August 24, 2018

David & Indre with the Border Reivers Porsche 356 at Lomond Bank House

New stock Porsche 911SC

August 19, 2018

Border Reivers are delighted to be able to offer this stunning Porsche 911SC once more. It’s totally stunning, the current custodian who lives near Edinburgh City centre has enjoyed it over the summer but cant bare to have it outside in the winter therefore he has asked us to store it and offer it for sale while he looks for a city centre garage and if successful the car will be removed.

Out for a play

August 19, 2018

We took our S3 Land Rover for an mot and having so much fun, we decided to take it on an adventure with this on our door step why wouldn’t you? Our cars are always turn key ready to be enjoyed and often are by ourselves.

 

20 mile cycle

August 18, 2018

Well earned after a 20 mile cycle with the free range kids

TJ jumps from a childs bike to an adult bike seems like overnight. They both cycled 20 miles no problem (I better get back to the Gym)

Porsche pic of the week

August 17, 2018

Border Reivers Porsche 964 Factory Widebody during a photo shoot with 

Daniel McAvoy Photographer 

Karen J Shields, Hair and Make-up 

Make-up Danielle Dickson

Model David Bernardi

Model Indre Dromantaite

 

In the Shop today

August 15, 2018

Porsche pic of the week

August 10, 2018

Porsche 964 factory widebody

New stock Porsche 991 Gen 2

August 9, 2018

Trading new cars is our bread and butter, we dont take them into stock, we just flip them usually to dealers however we can now offer finance and thought we would start to offer some to our clients at trade prices. Here we have a 2016 Porsche 911/991 Generation 2 Carrera S

first registered 30-09-2016 its done only 16,700 miles, purchased direct from the only owner and is still under Porsche Warranty.

Its like new & extremely well spec’d

Registration number SJ66 XGM

The free range kid with a different horse power

August 8, 2018

This is how she spends her holidays. She has no fear, its like sitting on top of a Transit van……

The random kissing is continuing ….

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This is to state that when I visited the premises of Border Reivers,I was really impressed by the knowledge of Tom Fitzsimmons when it comes to Porsche.The standard to which the cars are presented is meticulous.I have been communicating with them over many years as their offerings of Porsche have seemed mouthwatering, but one never knows by conversation alone the extent of enthusiasm and detail knowledge that Tom has put into the business, so it was a real pleasure to be there for real. I have been connected with the Marque Porsche ever since the early 60s and have driven them internationally and for Porsche themselves over many years. I have been buying, selling and racing Porsche for 48 years and it is a real pleasure to see such enthusiasm translated into such a passionate business always seeking perfection in the product.UnknownQuick Nick with his trade mark front wheel in the air

Nick Faure.7 times Le-Mans entrant racing for Porsche.BRDC Member