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Porsche dealers to demonstrate their restoration skills

Second Restoration Challenge announced by Porsche Classic

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Atlanta-based Porsche Classic has announced a second Restoration Challenge competition for Porsche dealerships to showcase the capabilities of dealers’ technical staffs. 

The inaugural event was staged in 2021 and drew 40 entries. The winner was a 1989 911 Targa G restored by Porsche Ontario (California).

“The U.S. is home to more classic Porsche sports cars than any other market, and after decades on the road some will inevitably be in need of a little extra care,” Porsche Classic said in its announcement.

“For the 2022 Porsche Classic Restoration Challenge, dealers will acquire a car that is due for some expert technical attention and oversee the vehicle as it undergoes restoration in the best possible hands: Porsche-trained technicians who will have a portfolio of more than 60,000 unique Porsche Classic Genuine Parts at their disposal.”

Porsche Classic said it expects more than 60 entries for 2022.

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California-based Porsche Ontario won the inaugural challenge in 2021 with this 1989 911 Targa restoration

The mission of Porsche Classic and our dealer partners is to go above and beyond every day to keep vintage cars on the road and driving just as well as the moment they left the factory,” said Jonathan Sieber, Porsche Classic manager for Porsche Cars North America. 

“With the Restoration Challenge, dealers and service teams are able to showcase their skills and capabilities while revitalizing these dream machines. Our inaugural competition in 2021 produced some truly stunning examples of classic Porsche sports cars, and we expect even more from our participants this year.”

Porsche 356 and 914 models, five generations of the 911, transaxle models that include the 944 and 928, as well as modern classics such as the first-generation Boxster and Cayenne are eligible for the Challenge. 

Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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