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Non OPC in Wiltshire - South West?

Andy Frances

11 Sep 2003
Hi all,

Can anyone recommend a reliable, non OPC Porsche specialist in the Wiltshire or South West area please?

Many thanks,

Andy F

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Thanks - I popped up there when looking to buy and they seemed OK.

Are there any alternatives though?

Cheers, Andy

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Hi all,

I passed a garage in South Newton (nr Salisbury) called MR Performance cars who claim to be Porsche specialists. Does anyone have experience of them?


Andy F

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I don't know much about MR Performance, but I can highly recommend Steve Bull Specialist Cars in Devizes (01380 725444). Its not too far from Chippenham.

It may be a relatively small outfit, but the service I have received in the past 3yrs on my 3.2 Carrera has been great.



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Thanks Anil - that's great!

I'll give 'em a call.


Andy F

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If its not too late, I use Jon Mitchell Porsche in Bournemouth... Not quite Wiltshire, but close enough.

Mr Mitchell is probably one of the countries top Porsche technicians, the technical advisor to the independent club even does technical seminars on Porsche maintainance!!!

I have used him for the last 3 years, the quality is second to none, his prices are fantastic, and he is a genuine nice guy.

I have used Chapplegate (main OPC) just a couple of miles up the road in Ferndown, I used them for 10 years before I found Jon Mitchell, and was never completely happy if you know what I mean... Nothing massively wrong with them, but not as friendly, I never felt as ease with them, and to be honest, they didnt have the same level of technical "inside and out" know how of Jon.

As an example, when I first used Jon I thought that both of my Porsche were running just fine... After one of his 12k+ services, both my wifes Porsche Boxster and my 993 ran better than they ever had (You know it takes a lot for the wife to mention a car running much better!) Since then I have added a 944 to my fleet and all 3 visit Jon twice a year, yet the running costs are lower than when I first used the OPC for my 993 alone!

Anyway, I dont have his phone number with me, but his website is at

Give him a whirl, you will be most pleased!


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