Tried & tested, dealer and auction talk
What Porsches do you specialise in?
Our passion has always been for early 356s and air-cooled 911s. We have had the privilege to buy and sell some exceptional examples both in terms of rarity and unique character. Some of the “barn finds” we have bought and sold have been treasures, and letting go of them was sometimes difficult. We also have a soft spot for originality and history in a car. In addition, we have an affinity for the later, water-cooled 911 Carreras and 911 Turbos with low miles and/or in interesting colours.
What other services do you provide?
Our service department offers specialist expertise in rare and European makes, with friendly and knowledgeable experts committed to providing customers with the expected level of service and quality. We’re also well known as one of the premier automotive storage facilities in the US: “The Vault” is our high security, climatecontrolled environment for members’ most treasured cars.
What’s your cheapest, and most expensive Porsche presently in stock?
The cheapest we have in stock is a 1967 short-wheelbase Porsche 911 garage find “project”, for
What would you recommend as the best “first Porsche” to buy?
With regard to air-cooled Porsches, which are our passion, I would say a 1987 to 1989 911 Carrera 3.2 in coupe form. This has the improved, G50 transmission, is very reliable, and there are still great ones out there.
Where do you get your stock from?
We primarily purchase our cars from individuals, collectors, other dealers, and classic car “brokers” all across the US. We occasionally buy cars from auction, and we have also purchased some important cars from other countries.
What warranty do you give, or sell?
What’s ‘hot’ at themoment?
1974 BMW 2002 Turbo! Sorry, to keep it Porsche specific, very early 356s, and any other excellent low mileage perfect condition Porsche. From our experience, keen buyers and collectors looking for investments desire the best of the best in this market, and will not consider cars below that standard.
What’s best value at the moment?
We have seen that early 930 Turbos, and also 993 Turbos and the Turbo S have undergone a price correction after a significant rises in value, but have now stabilised. These are incredible machines, both beautiful to look at and to drive. And as the younger generation of buyers begin to turn their attention to build quality, rarity and driving pleasure, I think we will see the market for these cars climb again.
Name a car that you recently sold, that you would happily have kept for yourself
1997 Porsche 993 Turbo S – My all-time favourite Porsche. Why? Drive one and you will know.
What car do you drive every day?
In Texas we drive pick-up trucks, it’s a thing! I have four Porsches in my collection, but we have a warm and humid climate so in the summer they are parked. Come fall, and spring, we have excellent open roads to take them out for a jog!
What are your plans for the future?
To grow our dealership further and continue establishing a great reputation and relationships. Additionally, we are always working very hard to improve our stock and bring excellent motor cars to market.