Dean heading off, driving through the night for an early morning delivery. He’s been a real star keeping Border Reivers on the road during the period of Lock down – Social distancing. (A&D Recovery Dean Frame 07452 829672)
My Perfect 964 Carrera 2 Coupe
To anyone thinking of buying a classic Porsche, I can honestly say Tom is one of the most informed people I spoke to on my journey to find my forever car and an absolute gentleman. Having never owned a classic Porsche before and having waited a good few years to get one, I asked a lot of questions. I often contacted Tom two or three times a day in the run up to seeing it and he was always very patient and easy to speak to. Tom and the team were extremely accommodating when I arranged for a professional mechanical and paint inspection at very short notice (which it cruised through). Negotiation was effortless and extremely fair and was mostly done before I’d even got there.
To the car….. WOW. The pictures I had did not do it justice, it looks phenomenal. Unsurprising as the standard of the cars at Border Reivers in general is ridiculously high and when you get to the showroom it’s easy to see why, when I saw the quality, love and attention which go into their cars. The car was easily the nicest to drive and most well presented of the 964s I drove when looking. I was unsure about manual v tip, Tom and I spoke at length about this, he assured me given the driving I was going to be doing the tip would be better and he was on the money again. I picked the car up on a Friday afternoon for a scintillating 330 mile drive home, the car never missed a beat and I was relaxed enough I could have turned around and driven straight back, In fact, I couldn’t wait to get up the next morning and get out in him again for a few hours. The 964s are honestly worth the hype and Border Reivers are worthy of their reputation. If I had the means and the garage space I’d be on my way back up there right now for that breathtaking 1958 356A Speedster.
Thanks again Tom (17-05-2020)
See you again when this lockdown malarkey is over.
Client Services Director
We really appreciate customers taking the time to share their experiences & leaving a testimonial. Thanks David it was our pleasure. We look forward to seeing you again when you do the North Coast 500 (NC500)
To those of you that have followed our news page over the last few years you may remember I introduced you to our friends at Edinburgh Watch Company. It’s founder Jonathan Gilbert like us has a love of sports cars too but since a teenager has had an interest in wrist watches that developed into a passion so when a redundancy from his banking career at RBS came along he grasped the opportunity to build his own luxury watch business in 2014.
As Jonathan now approaches his 6th year in business he has enoyed curating and selling hundreds of fine Swiss timepieces and has shared with me today a small selection of his Limited Editions along with some special offers on his website that I thought may be of interest to you.
His company is not a large corporate affair but instead a boutique business that offers a 1:1 personal service where Jonathan offers his expertise and can guide you whether you are thinking of selling or investing in a beautiful timepiece.
As a customer myself I am happy to endorse the views of the 300+ 5* testimonials you can see when perusing his website.
Please mention your Border Reivers connection when contacting Jonathan and he will do his best to look after you. You can reach Jonathan on 07765 896 896 or via his website https://edinburghwatchcompany.co.uk/
Meantime I share an extract from his recent newsletter which you can sign up for on the EWC homepage
We really enjoy buying Limited Edition watches as they are often unique and generally hold their value well in the long term.
Perhaps my favourite watch I’ve seen of recent is our 18ct Moonshine gold Omega Speedmaster. This celebrates 50 years since the Speedmaster landed on the moon on the Apollo 11 mission. Just 1014 of these watches have been made and this largely replicates the original made by Omega 50 years ago. It is hand-wound, features a domed meteorite inlay and is finished in a simply gorgeous specially manufactured 18ct Moonshine gold.This unworn masterpiece is likely a watch for the collector but one I hope will be worn and enjoyed rather than left in a safe!
The relationship between Omega and the 007 James Bond franchise is strong and as a result it has produced a wonderful collection of watches through the years. We have the latest unworn Seamaster 300m version in stock which offers you a choice to wear it on a rubber strap or the traditional stainless steel bracelet. The Seamaster 300M is an excellent watch that is very comfortable to wear, highly accurate and has a striking design.
Also celebrating 50 years is Tag Heuer with their Monaco series, an iconic watch made famous by Steve McQueen. In 2019 they brought out five limited edition versions each celebrating 10 years. We have the last one in the series 2009-2019 to which there were only 169 made. This would make a wonderful gift for a motorsport fan with it’s link to the racetrack and period leather strap. Like our other watches above this is also unworn.
Edinburgh Watch Company Ltd
email: [email protected]
Mobile: 07765 896 896
On board is one very happy customer
Border Reivers delivering another classic. This time is our 1959 Split screen VW pick-up truck in right hand drive.
Just a few words regarding the purchase of my BMW M3 E93 it was purchased from you on the understanding that some work would have to be undertaken, what a car it has turned out to be, it is almost perfect.
The work carried out is as follows:
A full set of tyres really not needed but it is more like piece of mind for a car of this performance.
New rear discs and pads just again piece of mind on this car front discs only need a clean up.
The wheels were reconditioned due to one of the lads taking out the wheel centres and pulling off some of the clear coat.
All fluids renewed, again piece of mind with this type of car, New coolant, Engine oil with a filter, Pollen filters, Air filter, Gearbox oil, and Rear axle oil.
The bonnet did have two stone chip (which you made me aware of) and has been repainted, we also found two small carpark dings on the drivers door these have also been sorted without painting, the car looks near perfect and I am very pleased indeed.
This car thanks to you selling me this BMW, must be now one of the best in the UK, it is just perfect for me Border Reivers should be as pleased as I am with the final out come of this great little car.
Tom thanks so much for your time and honesty during my negotiations with you, we are so looking forward to the summer to enjoy this fun little car we are planing a trip one weekend and be sure that we will call and see you again, hopefully purchase a Porsche as a daily car, I will be pleased to be guided by yourself.
Steel Consultancy Services
- We initially described the car over the phone. Mr Arnold inspected the vehicle at our premises before delivery.