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?
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.
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).
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.
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!