From 13 to 16 March 2014, Porsche was represented at the Retro Classics in Stuttgart, one of the most important vintage car shows.Exhibits included models from the Porsche Museum, as well as the entire Porsche Classic range.The range includes a wide variety of Classic Genuine Parts and information about the factory restoration of classic Porsche vehicles. Porsche Classic was providing a comprehensive overview of its range of services, which has been expanded significantly with the addition of the newest members to the Classic family – the Porsche 911 (type 996) and the Boxster (type 986).
80,000 visitors at the Retro Classics event, which is now in its 14th year, broke all records compared with last year’s already excellent figures.The internationality of the visitors and exhibitors at the Stuttgart Retro Classics has also increased – the approx. 700 journalist alone came from around 20 different countries.
Porsche Classic is constantly expanding its range of products and services. This division of Porsche AG looks after vehicle model ranges whose end of production lies at least ten years in the past. Porsche Classic will therefore take over responsibility for parts supply for the Porsche 911, type 996, and the Boxster, type 986. The objective is to continue to deliver excellent service to customers and to ensure that classic Porsche vehicles enjoy a long service life and retain their value. The service range is therefore being expanded to a total of 52,000 genuine parts, which are available for Classic customers to purchase in all Porsche Centres worldwide.
At Retro Classics, the Porsche Classic experts were on hand to provide visitors to the show with practical advice and support, information about parts supply and options for repairing and restoring classic Porsche vehicles. As a fitting celebration to mark "40 years of the Porsche 911 Turbo" and to welcome the newest members to the Classic family, visitors had the chance to admire a Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet (type 996) from the year 2000.
The main highlight of this year's presence was the return of the Porsche factory team to Le Mans in 2014. The Porsche Museum had some amazing exhibits highlighting Porsche's outstanding motor sport tradition in this classic 24-hour race. On display have been the Porsche 356 SL (1951), the Porsche 718/8 "Grandmother" (1962), the design classic Porsche 917 "Pink Pig" (1971), a Porsche 924 GTP (1981), a Porsche 962 (1994) as well as the last Le Mans overall winner from 1998, the Porsche 911 GT1.