Hartech Prepurchase Checks and Sales Preparation

We advertise for good quality Porsche's Nationally from which cars are offered from private and trade sources. After asking a lot of pertinent questions, those of interest are put through a check with hpi (to check for damage, Police interest, outstanding HP, etc) and the mileage is checked with the National Mileage Register - both against all previous registration numbers. The good prospects are then inspected and road tested with the results being recorded on our Initial Inspection Schedule...

Litre 4 cyl 16 valve

This model was the final development of the original 924 and is based upon the 944S2 with several significant changes. It was re-styled to incorporate some more modern 911 styling features (very similar the more recent 993) and the S2 based engine received a variable inlet camshaft-timing device to further increase mid range torque. Gearboxes were available in 4 speed-tiptronic and 6 speed manual versions. Two versions were originally made available, the luxurious 968 and the contrasting light...

Litre Carrera 2s 4s

This model took another step forward in styling, with several technical refinements rendering it a better drive of similar quality to the 944 968 range and good fun into the bargain. Tiptronic gear change developed into the S type with steering wheel push button gear change. Alternatively a 6 speed manual option is faster than anything that preceded it - with a top speed of 168mph. It also had numerous technical upgrades and refinements over the 964, such as hydraulic tappets, which for the...

The Resources

The founder of Hartech Computation Ltd (and its subsidiary Hartech Automotive) is a fully trained and qualified professional engineer, who spent his teenage years building and racing motorcycles and dreaming about Porsche's. Upon qualifying he started his own automotive engineering business (Barton Engineering), designing and manufacturing racing gearboxes, for all the leading British, Japanese and Italian models, and complete two, three and four cylinder engines for cars and...

Working out the costs for the plan and historical comparisons with Hartech and Non Hartech running costs

This Lifetime maintenance plan came about because we had noticed that - having very carefully selected a car to buy in the first place (and having discarded many others offered to us) and then having carried out such a thorough refurbishment, it then was quite inexpensive to run, regardless of how many years we looked after it or however many miles it covered. Furthermore, if we eventually bought it back (or more likely part exchanged it for an upgrade), it was still much less expensive to...

Hartech Porsche in SPAIN

Several British customers have been taking advantage of the thorough preparation at Hartech to prepare a LHD Porsche to take to Spain for use in retirement. Although Hartech do not usually sell imported LHD Porsches (due to the difficulty in verifying history) there are many LHD cars that were brought new in the UK for which history is fully traceable and some imported cars that are clearly are not hiding a problem. Hartech are presently considering preparing good examples of these for overseas...

General impressions of the cars

Despite originating from a design for Volkswagen, the 924 has been recognised as a truly excellent sports car in its own right. They are economical tourers, with adequate acceleration reaching 125 miles per hour. Despite the brakes being solid discs (front) and drums (rear), the braking is quite good. The 50-50-weight distribution provides exceptional handling allowing many 924's to compete favourably with much more powerful 911's at track events. With rear seats (for under 12's) and practical...

The Hartech Trade Sale Porsche Scheme

The Hartech TRADE SALE Porsche scheme covers cars that may become available under four different scenarios, all-resulting in the same outcome - a lower price for a car that is less of a risk to buy than on the open market. Every Hartech sales car (in any category including this one) has been checked against records for accident damage, outstanding finance, etc and has been road tested and inspected and deemed as a sound car in reasonable condition. We do not buy or part exchange any cars that...

Litre Carrera 2 4 from 1990

This model superseded the 3.2 Carrera, having slightly smoother styling, a bigger engine, power steering and ABS, the Carrera 4 having 4 wheel-drive through a front transaxle. The turbo charged Turbo 2 example is quite awesome. They are a big all round improvement on the older 911, bringing the drive and comfort more into line with the quality of the original 944, while maintaining the mystique and thrill of a traditional 911. They have a revised exhaust system that sounds just fabulous. An...

The differences between a Porsche and other sports cars

If you are thinking of buying a Porsche over 3 to 5 years old, or arranging a service or repairs, then you are probably concerned to make sure that the source that you choose from will be fair and trustworthy and provide reliable and affordable services in an industry with a very poor reputation . We understand your anxiety and have prepared this guide to help you make an informed choice. It is very important to understand that a used Porsche is quite different to any similar Sports car and...

Boxster

Although the Boxster does not fit in the 4-5 year old age limit set for other Porsche's in our sales range, it's lower price does fit in with other 4-5 year old models and as a result we have decided include it in our range and indeed have already offered a 2 year old Boxster S 3.2 for sale . Although they have not been in existence long enough to establish any long term running costs or problems, the present reliability appears excellent and the initial Lifetime Maintenance Plan prices will be...

Hartech Warranty Guarantee and Lifetime Maintenance Plan

Hartech have always offered their own warranty and guarantee with all cars sold - to ensure that their customers have the option of reliable and comprehensive protection. The Hartech guarantee is a comprehensive written report describing the condition and specification of the car. This details the work that has been done and the condition of the parts inspected, which should all be satisfactory and serviceable. It is similar to the report that follows a C service except that it should not...