Another nice testimonial for Border Reivers

April 29, 2024

John Fitzpatrick’s 911E Purchased By Mr Grice 

In search of a pre-impact Porsche 911

What an experience I have just been through.For a good few years now I have hankered for an early 911 but only with the right credentials. I realised I had missed the boat when values went bonkers, so I had stopped looking.

Trouble is, when spring comes around, I get the itch again and start searching, all the time thinking nothing suitable will come up.

First on the scene: a LHD Irish green 69 911T restored and modified – not suitable buttery nice.

Next up: a 964 – I know but just a thought!

Then trolling through Car and Classics, I saw a RH drive Sportomatic which Interested me because it was on sale at BorderReivers so I rang Tom Fitzsimmons to chat and he quickly realised I didn’t really want a Sportomatic, he talked to me about his own manual 911E, a RH drive 70 in Condor Green, he said I should come & view both if I was Intrested so I booked a few days stay.

The cars was stunning with a fabulous history. I drove the car & fell in Love. I am now the proud owner of my dream car.I feel guilty that I have taken this car out of toms personal collection but for some reason it was meant to be.

From first discussions to the delivery of the car to my home I had a brilliant experience. I can’t thank Tom enough for his kindness & patience.

The car sits nicely alongside my lovely Pre-A 356 Cab.

Thanks Tom

Jim Grice




angle2EINE REISE NACH SCHOTTLANDPorsche 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 BayernThomas Eder Racing his Porsche at the Nurburgring 

Thomas Eder (Germany)