Dove grey Porsche 356A update

October 13, 2017

Wheels back on and looking sharp.

Porsche pic of the week

October 13, 2017

The Cool Top Gun Speedster

New stock Porsche 911-996 Turbo

October 11, 2017

Porsche 911-996 Turbo in the stunning colour of Midnight blue metallic.

Manual gearbox

3600 cc

420 Hp

Silver instrument dials

Sunroof

Sports seats combined with the Leather package

Heated seats in black with Porsche embossed head restraints

Air conditioning

Top tint windscreen

18″ wheels

Gear lever & handbrake grip also in silver

4 wheel drive

Large recent spend at the OPC Glasgow (£12K)

69000 miles

2003 (03)

Porsche Communication Management (PCM)

 

Border Reivers are delighted to be partners of the Argyll Festival of Performance

October 9, 2017

Dove grey 356A update

October 7, 2017

The Reivers Edition Porsche 356A update

October 7, 2017

Honestly, I don’t think a car crossed my mind…….

October 6, 2017

Porsche pic of the week

October 5, 2017

Porsche 356A Speedster

SOLD Porsche 911

October 5, 2017

One of the best early 911’s you will ever drive (my own personal car) only sold due to the purchase of the John Fitzpatrick car.

Porsche 356A update

October 4, 2017

Paint gets cut back & machine polished until its like glass.

Bumpers getting a coat of colour

SOLD Audi RS6

October 4, 2017

SOLD Porsche 911SC

October 3, 2017

SOLD Porsche 964 Cabriolet

October 2, 2017

Our beautiful 964 is sold which is the general idea & therefore no surprise but it only moving to the Capital, which is great news so hopefully we will see it again.

Porsche 356A The Reivers Edition (update)

October 2, 2017

1st fit of the Speedster seats.

How many 356’s do you see being scrapped?

October 1, 2017

Different Respect

October 1, 2017

Porsche 356A (update)

September 29, 2017

Our right hand drive Porsche 356A was painted today and yes we called it correct with the colour as it looks stunning in the grey.

Porsche pic of the week

September 29, 2017

1972 Porsche 911S

The free range kids getting  into the 70’s Groooove with our stunning 70’s Porsche

 

 

Respect

September 27, 2017

The Settrington Cup

September 24, 2017

The Settrington Cup Is A Unique, Pedal-Powered Take On Vintage Racing

By Will_Broadhead
Photography also by Will Broadhead

How much would you be prepared to pay for a fully restored, classic racing car? $20,000? $50,000? Those would be pretty good deals in relative terms, and often times are the figures associated with engines rather than full packages when it comes to this variety of motorsport. But what if I told you you could have a bona fide vintage race car eligible for competition at Goodwood for just about $5,000? There has to be a catch, right? Of course there is! In this case it involves the aforementioned motors, as this particular car in question has no engine and you would have to be a hobbit, or a child, to fit into one. That said, the cars I’m referring to do at least have working lights, a horn, and proper pneumatic tires. They just need some little feet to propel them along. I’m talking about the Austin J40, and the race class for these shrunken-down pedal cars.

The J40 was born out of the car manufacturer Austin’s desire to do something in the community. It’s an idea that is commonplace these days for big businesses, but in July of 1949 it was pretty groundbreaking stuff from a marketing and PR perspective. The factory set up to build these cars was based in a mining community in Wales, built to give jobs to the men that had become disabled through accidents whilst digging deep into the land. 250 were employed in total, with an aim of producing 250 of these little cars per week, although this ambitious target was never quite realized. The cars were put together from offcuts of materials left over from construction of other Austin vehicles, and though they used scraps from them, they were more or less being manufactured in exactly the same way as their bigger roadworthy brothers.
The cars that they produced were, and still are, downright whimsical and a joy to watch in action, regardless of how slow that action might be in comparison to combustion-powered competition. So what are these exactly though? The J40 is based upon the Austin A40 Devon and Dorset in design, and the quality of the finish is excellent, with superb attention to detail that only an OEM can provide in most cases. From the faux cylinder heads under the bonnet—complete with spark plugs and HT leads in some cases—to the realistically replicated dash, to the chrome work that gleams in the sun like a just-washed piece should, the overall degree of care put into the design and construction of these cars is exceptional, and especially so given that at the heart of it, it’s just a toy.

The petit driver of the J40 sits atop fabulous leather upholstery, and using the power of feet alone, the whole package cruises along on proper Dunlop rubber. This machine is only as fast as the child’s legs, and watching a whole lot of them crawling along the Goodwood Motor Circuit calls to mind Harrods and Hamleys catalogues. The plastic of modern day equivalents, the battery-powered Lamborghinis and Hummers can’t possibly compare with these Austins for style and authenticity.
At the time of their production and in the years following, many of these vehicles were exported to America, and some 32,000 were made over the lifespan of production in total. As well as being the coveted possession of many a lucky child, they also ended up in fairgrounds on carousels, and in amusement arcades as coin-operated rides. But some had their future in racing.

Fast forward to the Goodwood Revival, where the organizers of this great event have a class of racing during the weekend just for these little vehicles. It’s called the Settrington Cup, and it’s a superb piece of English eccentricity that adds welcome variety to the string of race groups that display the more serious side to historic racing. The Austins are given a chance to share their adorable power in numbers like nowhere else in the world, not to mention they offer a fantastic springboard to engage young boys and girls in motorsport and motor cars. If you’re going to “start ‘em young,” this is perhaps the most tasteful to do if you ask me. The racing of pedal cars, by children also wearing in-period dress, along the start/finish straight of the Goodwood Circuit, is a level of amusement that you’ll be hard-pressed to find anywhere else. But as far as some of the kids are concerned, its serious stuff going on here; with a Le Mans-style running start and then a frantic pedal across 100 meters or so, it’s a short and also slow race, but one of the most fun I’ve seen in a while. It’s nice to have them arranged before and after the race to get up close to these amazing artifacts, though it’s not like they are moving too fast to see when they’re on the track either! This is a good thing for those interested in the details, as these machines are barely bigger than the engines that could be found in the full-size versions.

There’s palpable excitement in the holding area before the big race, and the local “police” are doing their best to wind the kids up, issuing speeding tickets and parking fines to add to the spectacle. There are also recovery vehicles and a pace car, as well as journalists and media everywhere to lend more authenticity to the proceedings, and when I was there I even saw former world superbike champion Troy Corser taking photos. Last-minute adjustments are being made all the way to the grid, with the crank being left in the optimum position, so the drivers can put power to pedals as soon as they are into the cars. Who says this isn’t a serious business after all?

Ok, sure, in reality they are just toys, but who doesn’t love toys?! If you appreciate good old-school engineering coupled with gorgeous curves and good design, then you can’t fail to be delighted by these mighty minis. As I stare at them in their very own paddock, complete with garages, at Goodwood, the only downside I perceive is that I can’t squeeze my adult frame into one.

That reminds me of my 1st car (below)

 

 

 

 

 

Porsche 911 Colours

September 23, 2017

Porsche pic of the week

September 22, 2017

Porsche 356

Porsche 356 ( Colour change ) update

September 22, 2017

We are very conservative at Border Reivers when it comes to preservation, originality is King, however is the world going to thank us for another Silver 356 ? I whimsically threw in a remark that I had seen this 356 (above) in Dove  grey & how sweet it looked. Next thing I know Allan in the paint shop produced a shade card & Big Alex (far to big to mess with) tells me in his very persuasive manner … it’s going to be Grey ………… so i’m afraid it’s going to be Grey.

It’s a dilemma thats been in my head all night but I am warming to the idea and now really look forward to seeing it finished.

Big Alex , Allan & the team below trying to make a decision ( It’s going grey and thats that. all right  ….. ? )

Mercedes 300SL

September 21, 2017

We don’t advertise everything we have in stock or list whats been offered, however this is a new client and is well underway with his restoration & has asked Border Reivers to find its next custodian.

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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)