Porsche Classic has presented the roadworthy model from the collection of the Porsche Museum, along with a Porsche 356 C Coupé in a style befitting the atmosphere of a contemporary workshop. There was also a very special treat for technology enthusiasts: the engine of a 356 B 2000 GS Carrera 2 cabriolet was started several times throughout the day. The powerful two-liter vertical shaft engine is currently undergoing a complete restoration by the hands of Porsche Classic workshop experts.
“The Goodwood Revival represents a very special opportunity to give fans of the brand and classic car enthusiasts an insight into the comprehensive range of services offered by Porsche Classic”, said Ingo Frenkel, Vice President Customer Center at Porsche AG. “The specialists performing the factory restoration demonstrate their craftsmanship and perform live work on rare engines”.
At the workbench, a vertical shaft engine and a gearbox from a 356 Carrera were dismantled and put back together again live in front of spectating visitors. The results of a complete restoration that had already been completed were presented in the form of the two-liter engine and gearbox of one of the earliest models in the 911 series, the predecessor to the 911, the Porsche 901. Porsche Classic was commissioned by the Porsche Museum to restore these units. In addition, selected parts of the Porsche Classic portfolio for models built before 1966 were on display and up for sale.
You can find an overview of Porsche Genuine Parts in the new Porsche Classic catalogue “ORIGINALE”, which is being published for the very first time in English. In keeping with tradition, the catalogue was handed out from the Porsche race service mobile from that era. At Earls Court, Porsche Cars Great Britain gave visitors the chance to see the latest member of the Porsche family, the new Panamera.
As a division of the sportscar manufacturer from Zuffenhausen, Porsche Classic is responsible for the supply of all vehicles with a date of production that generally dates back more than ten years. This remit includes all aspects of maintenance and technical literature regarding delivery and re-production of genuine parts, right through to complete restoration. To ensure optimum support and reconditioning of classic vehicles, Porsche's international dealership and workshop network has now been expanded to approximately 100 Porsche Classic partners. Porsche customers and Porsche enthusiasts alike can find the full range of services from Porsche Classic waiting for them at the service points. This service offering sees Porsche integrate the maintenance and value retention of modern and older classic cars into a single innovative service concept, which closely interlinks the tradition and innovation of Porsche. You can find further information along with details of the parts range at www.porsche.com/uk/accessoriesandservice/classic/.