There are more classic Porsche sports cars in the U.S. than any other market in the world. This is why each year Porsche Classic encourages dealerships across the U.S. to find a Porsche sports car in need of restoration to enter into the Porsche Classic Restoration Challenge. Some of the entries include multiple Porsche 365 models from as early as 1956. After a car is acquired, Porsche-trained technicians get to work on bringing the car back to life with around 60,000 Porsche Classic Genuine Parts to use.
This year’s field includes 48 Porsche dealerships from across the United States, including Porsche Ontario. Dealerships have until the end of July to get their car of choice restored and ready to be judged by a panel of experts from Porsche Cars North America Inc. The process is judged based on criteria such as restoration of the engine, suspension, and interior as well as documentation like the Classic Technical Certificate.
Check out the Porsche Ontario YouTube channel to follow the restoration process on our 1993 Porsche 911 RS America.
There was not a part of the car that didn’t require some type of repair or refurbishing. With the car not producing any power, having a leaky engine, and a bad braking system the Porsche Ontario team had their work cut out for them.
The interior also needed attention with its torn seat covers, broken instruments, and worn out carpet. A few of the details of the restoration include a renewed interior with original restored instruments, red houndstooth inserts were added to the seats, and all electrical components were modernized.
The new Porsche Classic Communication Management system with Apple CarPlay® was added along with wireless charging to keep the classic feel while adding modern technology. To complete the RS styling the wheels were anodized and painted red and a matching red Carrera letter decal was added along the sides of the car.
To see the complete rebuild, check out our Restoration Challenge 2021 video playlist on Youtube.