Com­mem­o­ra­tive Clas­sic se­ries un­veiled

SC, 964, 993 and 996s re­stored by Porsche GB to cel­e­brate 70 years of Porsche

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Porsche GB’S Clas­sic arm has un­veiled 20 spe­cial-edi­tion restora­tions in part­ner­ship with ap­proved body re­pair­ers as part of its own homage to Porsche AG’S 70th birthday cel­e­bra­tions this year. The 20 cars are made up of a mix­ture of air- and water-cooled cars from through­out Porsche’s his­tor­i­cal model line-up. The 911 con­tin­gent is rep­re­sented by a 1982 SC, 964 Car­rera, 993 Car­rera 4, 996.1 Car­rera and 996 Turbo, all with a man­ual gear­box.

Each of the 20 cars are iden­ti­cally fin­ished in the same Liq­uid Metal silver of the 918 Spy­der, with all-black in­te­ri­ors. As part of the com­pre­hen­sive restora­tion each car fea­tures a com­pletely re­built en­gine, while the re­fur­bished seats fea­ture retro-in­spired ‘Porsche’ branded cloth on the cen­tre sec­tions. A com­mem­o­ra­tive ‘70 years of Porsche’ plaque has been in­stalled on the dash­board of each ex­am­ple, with each car com­ing with what Porsche GB has de­scribed as a ‘com­mem­o­ra­tive pre­sen­ta­tion folder’, which doc­u­ments the work which has been car­ried out and lists the new ‘fea­ture’ parts.

“Fol­low­ing the suc­cess of previous restora­tion projects we were keen to find an­other ini­tia­tive to tie in with cel­e­bra­tions of 70 years of Porsche sports cars,” com­mented Jonathan Man­nell, man­ager, Owner Ser­vices, Porsche Cars GB. “The cus­tomer feed­back from our Cen­tres par­tic­i­pat­ing in the previous restora­tion com­pe­ti­tions in­di­cated that there was de­mand for au­then­tic restora­tions of Porsche mod­els across the spec­trum.” The cars made their pub­lic de­but at the NEC’S Clas­sic Car Show in mid-novem­ber.

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