Dr Roberts (above) with his car.
We got this lovely e-mail and picture from the late Dr Roberts son James, regarding his Fathers car.
Dear Mr Fitzsimmons,
I was pleased to see my late father’s 911E is in good hands and hope it will continue to provide enjoyment and pleasure for those who use it. I was with him when he purchased it in ’73 and remember him phoning John Fitzpatrick shortly afterwards to arrange collection. Some 44 years later, it was touching to see Fitz reacquainted with the car. This was my father’s fourth Porsche, preceded by a 356c, 356sc (regretted selling..) and a 2.0 911S Sportomatic. He was quite an enthusiast and very much attached to the marque since the early ’60s.
The attached photo of car & owner taken around twelve years ago, I hope you can add it to your pictorial library of its ownership, though doubtless there will be plenty more to come in future years!
With best wishes.
Border Reivers are up and down the county almost weekly so we thought we would offer our service to anyone with a cherished motor vehicle. If your anything like me (anal) and hate having to entrust your pride and joy to some grease covered cowboy with oil engrained boots, jumping over your car, damaging your wheels with wheel clamps. Leaving your car exposed to the elements & salt, Driving without proper insurance cover.
Border Reivers are experienced in the transportation of all types of classics and sports cars. Our trucks are all enclosed, kept clean, regularly serviced & properly insured. Our latest truck in the pictures is a slide back which is perfect for cars with a low ground clearance.
Sheila (thats a common name down under & thats where this MG started its life) above in the retro look photo.
Out and about today in the 1949 MG TC , they brought in from New York ( Took it 68 years to go round the world !!!) The car was originally exported to Australia from new in 1949 and was in Western Australia till around 2006 when it was exported to California and they bought it from a dealer in New York.
Reckon not many days left with this weather and salt free roads !!
Porsche 356A (Right hand drive) almost finished.
Porsche 356A Speedster
Wheels back on and looking sharp.
The Cool Top Gun Speedster
Porsche 911-996 Turbo in the stunning colour of Midnight blue metallic.
Silver instrument dials
Sports seats combined with the Leather package
Heated seats in black with Porsche embossed head restraints
Top tint windscreen
Gear lever & handbrake grip also in silver
4 wheel drive
Large recent spend at the OPC Glasgow (£12K)
Porsche Communication Management (PCM)
Porsche 356A Speedster
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.
Paint gets cut back & machine polished until its like glass.
Bumpers getting a coat of colour
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.
1st fit of the Speedster seats.