Porsche Classic Restoration – The Winners In Pictures

Porsche Classic Restoration Competition
Porsche Classic Restoration Competition

The second consecutive Porsche Classic Restoration Competition has concluded and the winners have been announced…

The U.S. is home to more classic Porsche sports cars than any other and while the vision is always to look to the future, the historic values of the German marque should, like any other, be embraced with open arms and passed down to the next generation ensuring these traditional skills and values are never forgotten.

A dozen Canadian Porsche Centres all played their part in sourcing a range of classic machines which included 356 Coupes and Cabriolets alongside a wide variety of air-cooled 911 models.

Classic Mission

The mission was not only to bring the classic Porsches ‘back to life’ but also returning them to their original factory condition or better, carefully documenting the process and sharing it through various media channels as part of the overall competition.

At the end of the allotted time frame, all entries were sent to Porsche’s Parts and Distribution Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, which also serves as a training centre for Porsche technicians.

Porsche Classic Restroration Competition

Here, a panel of expert judges drawn from the Porsche Club of America’s Canada Region and from Porsche Cars Canada, including President and CEO Marc Ouayoun, assessed the entries based upon their technical restoration, vehicle condition and supporting marketing and communication.

After Sales Business Manager Rajat Thukral:
“The objective of this project is to showcase the classic know-how and restoration ability of our excellent Porsche Centres across Canada. It also allows the teams to get passionate about the brand and its deep, rich heritage.”

Vancouver’s Safari
Vancouver’s Safari

The difficult judging process witnessed some outstanding restoration skills including the rebuild of a 1964 356B Coupe by Porsche Centre Oakville to Pfaff Porsche’s decision to breathe new life into a high mileage 993.

Other achievements included a 930 Turbo finished in a daring Paint To Sample blue by Porsche Centre London, a ‘long hood’ 1969 911 E that Mark Motors Porsche had dedicated over 2,200 hours to rebuilding by the time the competition closed and a homage to the factory’s mid-1980s rallying endeavours with Porsche Centre Vancouver’s head-turning 911 Safari, complete with a mighty suspension lift and Porsche Exclusive tartan interior.

Porsche Classic Restoration Competition

Finally, it was Porsche Centre Saskatchewan who managed to gain top honours restoring a matching numbers 1960 356 B cabriolet with rare matching hardtop. Runner-up went to Porsche Centre Lauzon for its stunning work on a 1986 911 Targa CE, or Commemorative Edition, built to mark the moment 911 production reached 250,000 cars. Vancouver’s remarkable Safari tribute was also in the running and was awarded the prestigious Passion Award.

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