Porsche Classic Technical Certificate

Porsche Classic Technical Certificate

Pit stop. For your classic Porsche.

Fascination and enthusiasm for Porsche vehicles have always been closely connected with the history of Porsche. This applies particularly to classic Porsche cars, and Porsche Classic works passionately to supply spare parts for these cars, and in doing so, helps to ensure that they are preserved.

With the Porsche Classic Technical Certificate, the Porsche Classic Partners offer the option to test historical Porsche vehicles (from the 356 to the 911 (type 997)) extensively, inspect them and provide the customers with historical information.

Porsche Classic Technical Certificate (PDF; 1.1 MB)

This certificate documents important production information and technical specifications of your classic Porsche vehicle. Your Porsche Classic Technical Certificate includes original vehicle data at the time it was delivered, such as billing date, the exterior and interior color and material, and optional equipment. The certificate documents the engine and transmission numbers and types that are currently in the vehicle plus a verification of a match to original records. Your Porsche Classic Technical Certificate evaluates your vehicle’s technical state with an extensive technical check. The evaluation includes inspection results for the exterior, interior, drive system, underbody and suspension. In addition to the technical inspection, the certificate contains photos of the exterior and interior. A detailed summary of your Porsche vehicle’s inspection from the Porsche Classic-trained technician is also included in this document.

Why order the Porsche Classic Technical Certificate?

Your classic Porsche vehicle is a historic and original machine. Every classic vehicle has a unique Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), engine number, transmission number, and much more individualized information from the time of production. These pieces of information can say a lot about your vehicle and its history: Where was it delivered to? Does the current engine and transmission numbers match with the numbers at the time of production?

It is possible over time that aggregates of a classic Porsche vehicle could have been replaced or the original information could have been lost. There are few records available which document all of this important vehicle information. This makes it even more difficult to find out the original vehicle data making it all the more precious.

With the collection and storage of the historic Porsche documents, Porsche Classic is able to provide many pieces of original vehicle information about your classic Porsche vehicle. Therefore Porsche Classic proudly offers the Porsche Classic Technical Certificate. This certificate is the only opportunity to get the original data of your classic vehicle and assures their accuracy. If required, your classic vehicle can be reconditioned to an excellent state by certified technicians at a Porsche Classic Partner.

Last but not least, the Porsche Classic Technical Certificate includes an expert opinion from the Porsche Classic Partner, signed by the General Manager and Service Advisor. Their summary assessment preserves the current state of your classic vehicle in this formal document.

As you can see, there are many reasons to order a Porsche Classic Technical Certificate:

  • Validation of matching numbers at the time of delivery with the current data
  • Knowledge of how your classic Porsche vehicle was originally equipped
  • Helpful information for a restoration project
  • Providing the vehicle data when selling
  • Review of the vehicle data when purchasing
  • Assurance of all available information about your classic vehicle
  • Validation of your own researched classic vehicle information
  • To understand more history of your classic vehicle
  • To be aware of the current state of your classic vehicle
  • Professional pictures of your classic vehicle which document the vehicle condition
  • The opportunity to repair failed test points during the technical inspection
  • High-quality and clearly laid out folder which presents the results
  • Document which can be displayed at events
  • Personal conversation with your Porsche Classic Partner

What is included in the Porsche Classic Technical Certificate?

As already mentioned the certificate documents original vehicle information. You can see what it includes in the following listing:

1. The original vehicle information:

  • Vehicle Identification Number
  • Model Type
  • Date of Production
  • Delivery Point
  • Actual engine number and notation of matching or mismatching engine
  • Actual engine type and notation of matching or mismatching engine
  • Actual transmission number and notation of matching or mismatching transmission
  • Actual transmission type and notation of matching or mismatching transmission
  • Displacement
  • Exterior information
  • Interior information
  • Optional equipment

2. The technical check:

  • A list of test points, which failed to meet requirements during the technical check
  • Vehicle Data
  • Wheels / Tires
  • Pass or Failure of Drive System and Underbody (function and condition)
  • Pass or Failure of Engine compartment
  • Pass or Failure of Fluids
  • Pass or Failure of Interior
  • Pass or Failure of Exterior
  • Eight pictures of your Classic vehicle

3. Expert opinion from your Porsche Classic Partner

How do I order a Porsche Classic Technical Certificate?

A Porsche Classic Technical Certificate can only be ordered at a Porsche Classic Partner or a qualified authorized dealer. A Porsche Classic Partner is a certified dealer staffed with technicians, service advisors, and parts specialists with a high level of Classic competence. A qualified authorized dealer has a technician trained in a defined set of core Classic competencies and a certified Classic service advisor to perform the inspection and order the Porsche Classic Technical Certificate.

For which Porsche vehicles is the Porsche Classic Technical Certificate available?

The Porsche Classic range includes all historic vehicles which have not been produced in standard production for at least 10 years. These include legendary sports cars, like the 356, 914, 959, and 911 up to and including type 996, the Porsche Boxster, type 986, as well as all four and eight-cylinder vehicles, like the 924, 928, 944, 968, the Carrera GT super sportscar and most recently, the first-generation Cayenne.

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How much does the Porsche Classic Technical Certificate cost?

The Porsche Classic Technical Certificate is priced at $500.*

*Local prices in the individual Porsche Middle East countries may vary.

Where to find a Porsche Classic Partner or a qualified Dealer?

Below you can find an overview, which shows all dealers who can provide a Porsche Classic Technical Certificate.

Locations South Africa

Porsche Centre Cape Town

Corner Century Avenue and Summer Greens Drive
Century City
7446 Cape Town

phone: +27 21 5556800
fax: +27 86 767 6932


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Porsche Centre Cape Town

Dealer Principal
John Corfe

phone: +27 21 555 6800
e-mail: john@porsche.co.za

Porsche Centre Cape Town

- Classic Sales
- Classic Service
- Classic Repair
- Genuine Classic Parts

Porsche Centre Pretoria

452 Botterklapper Street
Die Wilgers
Pretoria, 0081

phone: +27 12 816 7600
Email: pcpqueries@porsche.co.za

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Locations UAE

Porsche Centre Dubai

Al Nabooda Automobiles LLC

Shk. Zayed Road – Close to 3rd Interchange

Tél.: 800 918


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