Vintage Porsche dealer - where have they gone?

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Monday 15 May 2006 12.39pm
hi,

there used to be a great vintage porsche car dealer under railway arches in se1 near tower bridge (could have been on druid street?), i noticed they are not there any more? does anyone know what has happened to them, or where they have relocated to?
thanks,
sally
Monday 15 May 2006 1.14pm
i'm sure i saw it the other day...druid street, which is split in two parts accross tower bridge road...
Monday 15 May 2006 1.23pm
Their contact details are:

Tower Bridge Classic Porsche Ltd
56, Druid St
London
SE1 2EZ
020 7357 0911

No idea if they're still there, but you could try the number - if they have moved they may have taken it with them.
Monday 15 May 2006 8.19pm
Don't go there, they're rubbish, and their reputation is also bad. The bloke who owns it is a nice chap but he's so disorganised and technically he's not very good either, he's also not cheap.

He has 'fixed' the air con on my car twice and it's stil not working. Also, it has a rattle on the roof and he reckons he can't fix it, which is rubbish. Also, when my clutch went he quoted me a silly price to fix it saying that the fly-wheel had gone as well. It hadn't, and another Porsche specialist did the clucth much cheaper.

So I decided not to use them again.
Monday 15 May 2006 11.09pm
There's a beautiful silver 1950s Porsche 356 Speedster (I think) in the basement car park of MCH. Not that it's relevant, I just felt like mentioning it.
Monday 15 May 2006 11.23pm
Most "Porsche 356 Speedsters" on the roads are actually Chesil Speedsters - built on the (old) VW Beetle chasis to look like the Porsche. Not to say that that they're bad cars - they're just not Porsches! You can pick up a new one for 20k (www.chesil.co.uk).
Tuesday 16 May 2006 10.28am
Having previously used Tower Bridge Porsche, I agree they do seem disorganised and expensive. I would be interested to know of any Porsche garages anyone can recommend (ideallly in or close to SE1).

JGarcia - please can you let me know the name of the garage you mention. Thanks
Tuesday 16 May 2006 12.00pm
I have used Tower Porsche in the past (and I have just dropped off my Boxster for a service and MOT this morning). I agree they don't outwardly appear particularly organised or professional, but I think they do a very good job.

I used to go to a main dealer (in Stratford), but found them very expensive. The last time I used the dealer, they said the inner tread on the front tyres had worn down, so I had new front tyres. A year later, when I started using Tower Porsche, they noticed that the inner tread on the front tyres had worn out again, and suggested I have the suspension checked. I agreed, and they found that it was misaligned - as it must have been when the main dealer last serviced the car.

Anyway, I thought Tower Porsche were the only ones in SE1 that serviced Porsches. I too would be interested to know who else does.

They had a beautiful 356 Speedster in there this morning - it looked genuine enough - and a selection of other older '70s and '80s Porsches.
Tuesday 16 May 2006 12.05pm
thank you all for your replies.. they have been helpful.. if tower bridge porsche are not good does anyone know of anywhere who sells and repairs porsche cars?
thanks
sally
Tuesday 16 May 2006 3.59pm
I have used RGA Porsche under the arches at Vauxhall for the last fifteen years to maintain my old 944Turbo. They are excellent.
RGA Porsche 34 Miles Street, Vauxhall, London , speak to Bob. 0207 793 1447
Not cheap but good!
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