Border Reivers are the new custodians of ‘The Goose’
February 28, 2016
This is the Porsche Club GB championship winning car (Class 1)
Border Reivers will use it to take clients on track days .
Nick Faure (11 times Le-Mans entrant with both Ferrari & Porsche) checked over ‘ The Goose ‘ and has agreed to give paying clients, one to one tuition around the Ring. So It was all change at the weekend for Border Reivers, we managed to sell our racing Porsche 356 to Holland & purchase this Porsche 964 race car.
New Stock Porsche 911-996 Turbo Gaurds Red
February 20, 2016
Border Reivers are saddened to be offering this beautiful Porsche Turbo for sale. We had tried several times to purchase this car from Allan Young, a fellow Porsche club member and friend, however the circumstances of our purchase is a rather sad story . Allan died recently after a tragic accident while on holiday in Thailand with his girlfriend. The car was offered to us by his family.
Allan loved this car & treated it like a baby. He always burst out laughing and just said NO every time he seen me, as he knew what my next question would be.
New Stock Mercedes-Benz 190SL
February 15, 2016
Mercedes-Benz 190 fresh from restoration by the UK’s top Mercedes specialist.
Our Land Rover Adventure has arrived
February 14, 2016
All ready for a March 2016 registration.
Porsche 918 makes $1,760,000.00 at auction *Includes Buyer Commission
February 12, 2016
ALONG CAME A SPYDER: Record-breaking Porsche 918 at Scottsdale 2016
A spectacular 2015 Porsche 918 e-hybrid Spyder Weissach Edition (Lot #1392) roared across the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale block in January – for the first time in the history of the auction company – and broke a record.
The eyes of the collector car world focused on the Barrett-Jackson auction block in January 2016 when a 2015 Porsche 918 e-hybrid Spyder Weissach Edition (Lot #1392) with only 595 original miles was offered for auction for the first time in the history of the auction company. With global interest in Porsches of all types and years reaching fever pitch, there was a fierce bidder struggle for this seldom-seen example of the breed. The resulting sale was a published auction record. First unveiled in September 2013 at that year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, by December 2014 every last one of the 918 units had been sold. By June 2015, the final cars had been assembled and were en route to happy customers the world over. Despite dealer and broker cries for more, Porsche stood firm. With production capped at 918 units, there would be no more.
Today, the fortunate few with a 918 e-hybrid Spyder tucked away in the garage realize their luck and are rarely tempted to let them go. That’s what made this Barrett-Jackson offering so special. The excitement over the 918 e-hybrid Spyder is thoroughly justified. For, unlike traditional supercars, Porsche rewrote the rules with the 918’s hybrid gas/electric powertrain. Supplementing its mid-mounted, 608hp, naturally aspirated 4.6-liter V8, a pair of electric motors add another 154hp to the rear wheels and another 125hp to the front wheels. Taken together, the driver has access to 887hp and quarter-mile sprints in the nine-second range at 145 mph.
Top speed is 210 mph and the hard-to-impress magazine test teams at Motor Trend and also Car and Driver registered a 2.2-second 0-to-60 mph sprint, the quickest result either publication has ever achieved. So potent is the 918 Spyder that the previous “supercar” designator reserved for tip-of-the-spear exotics seems lame and tepid. Pundits are now calling the 918 a hypercar, as mere words struggle to define this merger between aerospace and earthbound technologies. Being a Porsche, cornering and braking prowess are equally impressive. Lateral forces in excess of 1.1 Gs verify its grip, and 60-to-0 mph deceleration takes a mere 94 feet – about six times the length of the 918’s carbon-fiber car body. Speaking of braking, the 918 features electro-mechanical brakes. The slowing wheels do double duty as electrical generators to recharge the onboard 312-cell, liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack.
When they aren’t contributing to blistering acceleration, the supplemental electric motors can deliver the city/highway equivalent of 67 mpg in all-battery mode. And thanks to advancements like direct injection, the V8 acquits itself very well with a 22-mpg EPA certified combined city/highway rating. And remember, the 608hp 4.6-liter V8 is naturally aspirated and there are no turbochargers in the equation, a detail that makes Porsche’s accomplishment all the more stunning.
Beyond its astonishing performance, the Porsche 918 e-hybrid Spyder marks a turning point in the hybrid vehicle world. Though previously seen as austere, soul-less transportation modules for folks more concerned with ecology than motoring fun, Porsche has proven that gas/electric hybrid drivetrains – and their related technology – point the way forward. As government (and moral) mandates shift us more and more away from traditional modes of ground transport, if the future looks anything like the 918 e-hybrid Spyder, fun and responsibility are sure to go hand in hand. As Porsche’s first retail-ready effort at combining e-hybrid technology with world-class performance capability, the 918 Spyder hypercar is sure to be a highly sought-after item among drivers, collectors and investors alike. This first-ever auction block offering at Barrett-Jackson set the tone for future trading of this unique species.
–Written by independent automotive journalist Steve Magnante
Border Reivers lend their WW2 Jeep out for a good cause
February 12, 2016
Monte Carlo Rally. Mission accomplished.
February 5, 2016
Tom Fitzsimmons and David Brown
Border Reivers, never really got going, getting up to 93rd of 330 entrants was the highest the car would achieve . It seemed to be plagued by gremlins from the start of the 2nd day, we ended up going for a finish as opposed to a placing. Next year, we will take a support crew & try again.
David at scrutineering in Reims (above) Going well The Gremlins start2nd day at Monaco(below)
Off again Gremlins back & a quick pad change Lack of snow didn’t prevent accidents, these are the lucky ones that made it back to Parc Ferme
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.Quick Nick with his trade mark front wheel in the air
Nick Faure.7 times Le-Mans entrant racing for Porsche.BRDC Member