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

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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.

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