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Romans International are Porsche dealers in Surrey just outside London and we stock the finest selection of used Porsche for sale. Romans are the leading independent specialists offering Porsche performance cars for sale in the UK.
Porsche are one of the most highly respected companies in the world and have continually increased their reputation as they meet and exceed their very high expectations year on year with their diverse range of performance and luxury cars. Porsche have created a truly unique driving experience based around perfect handling and stunning performance with the 911 being one of the most iconic cars in history.
The Porsche AG Company was originally founded and established by Dr. Ferdinand Porsche in 1931, a successful Austrian automotive engineer who had worked for various companies on many different projects.
Dr. Ferdinand Porsche was not only an engineer but also an innovator, some might say ahead of his time. This was seen during this time he worked as leading technical engineer for the Austrian motor company Jakob Lohner Co, at the end of the 19th century.
During this period Ferdinand Porsche was credited for the design and development of the very first hybrid motor vehicle (petrol-electric) – the Lohner Porsche in 1898, the vehicle was developed and produced by Dr. Porsche while he worked for Jakob Lohner Co. The Lohner Porsche Semper Vivus (or Mixte Hybrid as it was known), was partially powered by two electronic motorised wheel hubs on one axle, while the remaining axle was powered using a petrol motor. The Lohner Porsche Mixte Hybrid car also used a specially designed electric generator to sustain the battery charge.
When the Porsche AG Company was established in 1931, one of its first triumphs was the development of the Volkswagen; a project Ferdinand Porsche played a key role in the design and development as an engineering consultant. The 1939 Porsche Type 64 is widely regarded as first car from the Porsche stable to bare the family name. This was the predecessor of the now classically iconic Porsche 356. The popularity of the Porsche 356 was slow at first, but in 1951 the little known Porsche 356 SL won a class victory at the 24 Hour Le Mans Race in France, suddenly catapulting the 356 on the performance car map and the world motoring stage.
The Porsche 356 was hugely successful in racing and with the car buying public. Then in 1964, the Porsche Company unveiled the now timeless classic model of the Porsche 911 for the first time, making its debut in 1963 at the 1963 Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany.
The Porsche 911 went through many upgrades in the 60s, 70s and 80s, with Porsche dealers seeing many new models based on this winning sports car formula. The air-cooled engine was upgraded to either 2.4, 2.7 or 3.2 litre engine sizes, along with upgrades to suspension and brake modifications. These sought after models included; 2.7 Carrera RS ( the Carrera RSR light-weight model), 911 turbo, 3.2 Carrera – first launched in 1983 and Porsches first super-car the 959).
Then In 1989 Porsche decided there was going to be a new chapter in the 911s history, with the introduction of the six cylinder, water-cooled, boxer engine. This new 911 (or Type 964 as it was also known) also combined a body-shell and trim facelift, with options of either two or four wheeled drive model versions.
Currently the 997 series dominates the used Porsche 911 line up with a wide variety of engine sizes and styles to suit each customer in their mighty fanbase. For the elite clients there is the Porsche Turbo S or the more hardcore GT3 RS contrasting greatly with the entry level Carrera. The 4 wheel drive Carrera 4S, the glass-roofed Targa and the GTS are just a few of the other 911 models for sale. The 997 series is in the process of making way for the new 991 series as Porsche gradually evolves into it’s next generation.
Now said to be accountable for half of all Porsche sales is the hugely popular Cayenne. It has taken the automotive world by storm and ended Range Rover’s monopoly over luxury 4×4 vehicles. The Panamera is the 4-door luxury saloon that has blown away competition in the performance stakes. With hybrid and diesel models available in both the Cayenne and Panamera Porsche really do cover all possibilities for their loyal customers. The roadster style Boxter and great value Cayman provide a more afforable option for people wanting the Porsche experience.
And for good measure Porsche have also produced one of the greatest supercars of all time, the Carrera GT. When it was released in 2004 Romans offered more Carrera GTs than any other dealer in the UK and remains a car that we are always looking to stock in the showroom.
Whats next for Porsche? To touch on their innovative history the company is currently developing and planning to produce a Porsche 918 Spyder, which is a new Plug-in-Hybrid for 2013. Using the same technology Porsche has already had some successful racing results with their new 911 GT3 R Hybrid, which features both conventional petrol engine and a permanently energised hybrid motor.
So if you are planning to purchase a used Porsche performance car or you would like more information then contact us and visit our showroom to see our available stock. If we don’t have a Porsche for sale that you are currently looking for Romans have fantastic relationships with various Porsche dealers and we will be able to source it for you. We are always looking for new stock so if your interested in selling your Porsche then please call us for a valuation or complete our online selling your car form.
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