There is a sense of excitement in the air in the
This project isn’t all just about restoring the car’s good looks, however. As part of the restoration process, the experts from
Another new treatment being given to classic
On the free market, opportunities to apply a perfect prime coat and adhesive primer to a vintage car using a cathodic dip coating bath are rare indeed.
The advantage of a prime coat applied using a cathodic dip coating bath lies in its thoroughness. The electrostatic charge means that the paint particles attach themselves to every last nook and cranny as if they were attracted by a magnet. They protect areas that are difficult to reach even thorough application using a spray gun.
For enhanced corrosion protection, all welded seams were sealed following application of the cathodic dip coating. The experts then sprayed a stone guard on the underbody, in the wheel housings, luggage compartment and engine compartment. The next step in the process was the typical
Finally, the experts gave the outer shell a fine sanding. At this stage, the body was sent to the paint booth for painting. In a second step, larger body components such as doors, roof, sliding roof, bumpers and the rear closing panel were painted individually in silver and finished in a clear lacquer.
The coveted 911 is now gleaming, and the mechanics have already moved on to the next stage − the interior. The interior is an entire project in itself, as much of it has to be either restored by hand or completely refurbished.
* Data determined in accordance with the measurement method required by law. Since 1 September 2017 certain new cars have been type approved in accordance with the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), a more realistic test procedure to measure fuel/electricity consumption and CO₂ emissions. As of 1 September 2018 the WLTP replaced the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). Due to the more realistic test conditions, the fuel/electricity consumption and CO₂ emission values determined in accordance with the WLTP will, in many cases, be higher than those determined in accordance with the NEDC. This may lead to corresponding changes in vehicle taxation from 1 September 2018. You can find more information on the difference between WLTP and NEDC at www.porsche.com/wltp.
Currently, we are still obliged to provide the NEDC values, regardless of the type approval process used. The additional reporting of the WLTP values is voluntary until their obligatory use. As far as new cars (which are type approved in accordance with the WLTP) are concerned, the NEDC values will, therefore, be derived from the WLTP values during the transition period. To the extent that NEDC values are given as ranges, these do not relate to a single, individual car and do not constitute part of the offer. They are intended solely as a means of comparing different types of vehicle. Extra features and accessories (attachments, tyre formats, etc.) can change relevant vehicle parameters such as weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics and, in addition to weather and traffic conditions, as well as individual handling, can affect the fuel/electricity consumption, CO₂ emissions and performance values of a car.
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