Classic Porsche Gets a Complete Rebuild
Porsche lovers are a die-hard breed and each is obsessed with one (or many) vehicles. One of the most popular models is the classic (and modern variants of) Porsche's 911 Turbo. Cars like this are available at Bert Smith Porsche - 3800 34th Street North St. Petersburg, FL.
But not everyone wants a new 2011 Panamera. Some are more interested in a fully restored classic Porsche. Which is why, The Porsche Club of America sent one 1970's 911 T to the Porsche Classic service center in Germany for a complete rebuild. Classic Porsche fans will be excited to read about the process.
"The shop is the kind of place where good enough isn't good enough. It has to be like new. Especially since the car will be raffled next month at the Porsche Parade, the club's annual convention," according to Wired.com.1
"The body was stripped to bare metal, repaired and repainted after going through the same rust-proofing process used on new Porsche models. The engine and transmission were completely disassembled, cleaned and restored. And the interior was redone before the entire car was reassembled by hand."2
"The 911 had been banged around while racing, so the body was a bit of a mess. That meant realigning panel. The integrity and alignment of the body must be repaired to like-new condition if everything is to fit together properly."3
The piece goes on to call car restoration an "art form" - and we could not agree more. When it comes to classic Porsche vehicles, it's part mechanical, part imagination.