Do you believe in reincarnation? For automobiles, at least, there’s documented proof of its existence, in the form of Porsche’s Classic Workshop. Cars show up at the end of their lives, and roll out the doors reborn as new. It doesn’t matter which type of Porsche you drive, and it doesn’t matter if it’s a street car or a race car; if it needs restoration, the Porsche Classic Workshop is the place to take it. The Workshop stocks over 35,000 parts, for vehicles as recent as the 993 variant of the 911. If a part is no longer available, the workshop has the ability to recreate it using the original documentation and tooling. In some cases, duplicate or equivalent parts are sourced from Porsche suppliers.
Porsche Classic also sponsors and attends enthusiast events, like the “Old Timer Grand Prix” at Germany’s Nürburgring. Porsche Classic employees are on hand to discuss restoration and services, and to answer any questions a customer may have. Restorations can be as simple or complex as a customer’s budget allows. Step one is a detailed estimate, covering engine and transmission, electrics, chassis, body, paint and interior. Once the level of work is agreed upon at the arrival stage, the car then goes through a through dismantling and refurbishing as defined by the customer.
Porsche’s Classic Workshop is located in Freiberg am Neckar, Germany (near Stuttgart) , but handles repair and restoration for customers from around the world. Porsche will even arrange transportation of your car to and from the Workshop, taking care of the logistical nightmare of importing and exporting a vehicle. Over 70% of all Porsche’s built are still on the road, so it looks like the technicians at the Classic Workshop have better job security than most of us.