Porsche opens first certified Classic Car Centre
New facility dedicated to classic Porsche models is set to be the first of many new Classic Car Centres
Porsche has also announced a series of new Classic Car Centres, the first of which opened near Arnhem, in the Netherlands.
The new centres, which will complement existing Porsche Classic Partners (which act as parts and service specialists within the official Porsche dealer network), will be solely dedicated to the sales, service, restoration and specialist maintenance of older models.
There are currently 24 Porsche Classic Partners worldwide, and it’s thought that there will be around 100 operating by 2018. Porsche claims that more than 70% of all the cars it’s ever built are still in use today, and the new Classic Car Centres will be on hand to ensure that these machines are kept in ‘optimum’ condition. Currently around 52,000 parts are available for older Porsche models.
Porsche has also announced a new historic motor sport division, which will be based in Germany and the USA, to look after the various classic Porsche racers, from 917s to the Group C monsters that have been so notoriously difficult to run in the past.