Porsche - Restoration
Porsche - Restoration


How do we treat your car?
As though it was our own. Always.

Our goal is to retain the authenticity of your Porsche. From a technical perspective, this is a real balancing act, because we use original special tools, body frame gauges and data sheets. And we work in a workshop full of high-tech equipment. For example, we offer a cathodic dip coating bath for the best possible corrosion protection – as well as our own upholstery shop.

All work on your vehicle is carried out at Porsche AG in accordance with our usual exacting requirements regarding quality and the genuine character of components. It is also precisely documented. With any complete restoration, you will receive a certificate, as well as a high-quality book containing all documentation of the work carried out on your vehicle.

Our offerings also include partial vehicle restoration, or engine and/or transmission restoration.

The specialists at the Porsche Classic Workshop in Freiberg am Neckar maintain all Porsche Classic models, from the 356 all the way up to the Porsche 911 (Type 993). If you are interested in repair work for the Porsche 911 (Type 996), Porsche Boxster (Type 986) or Porsche Carrera GT models, please contact your Porsche Classic Partner or Porsche Centre. The on-site Classic specialists will be happy to provide tailored advice on any classic Porsche model.

In the following overview, we would like to illustrate the individual steps using a complete restoration as an example.

Do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to getting to know you and your classic Porsche.

Our hourly labour rates:
Mechanic labour:€ 125.00 plus VAT*
Bodywork/paintwork/powertrain:€ 125.00 plus VAT*
Mechanic labour 959:€ 150.00 plus VAT*
Accident repair:€ 150.00 plus VAT*

*The hourly rates stated above are based exclusively on services rendered by the Porsche Classic workshop in Freiberg am Neckar; hourly rates are effective from 1 July 2015.

Due to the high demand, there may be delays in processing orders. We look forward to talking to you personally to agree the specific details.

Classic Factory Restoration
phone: + 49 (0) 711 911 - 27150
e-mail: classic-service@porsche.de

Restoration procedure

1. Cost estimate

Approximation: Based on photos, Porsche Classic specialists draw up a rough first estimate of the cost of restoring the classic Porsche. If the customer is still interested, the vehicle is examined in the Porsche Classic workshop. If requested by the customer, Porsche Classic can arrange for the vehicle to be transported door-to-door to Stuttgart using trusted worldwide logistics partners. In the workshop, experts estimate the cost of restoration as precisely as possible. Each area is estimated separately: engine and transmission, electrics, chassis, body, paint finish and interior.

2. Vehicle delivery

Review of the situation: Experts and the customer meticulously examine the vehicle. On-site in Stuttgart, the scope of the required work is discussed and defined.

3. Disassembly

For a full restoration, the vehicle is completely disassembled and all parts are removed from the bodyshell, from the engine to the interior equipment. This is the only way to clearly determine the condition of the classic vehicle.

4. Engine & transmission

To ensure everything runs smoothly, the function and authenticity of the engine and transmission must be carefully checked. If necessary, they are completely disassembled and cleaned. Defective parts are replaced with genuine parts or parts that were replicated based on original drawings. The original measurement values specified by the factory are used as the basis for the engine settings. Its performance is then measured during a test run on the test stand. The results are documented and displayed in a diagram. In this way, the engine and transmission are restored to their original state – both visually and technically. Porsche Classic also offers customers the option of only restoring the engine and the transmission, so that their classic vehicle runs smoothly again.

5. Body

Craftsmanship throughout: After our specialists have removed the worst corrosion from the bodyshell, they open all the cavities – a necessary step in preparation for the paint removal bath. The frame is precisely aligned on the straightening bench, using frame gauges for the doors and windows that originate back to the production of what is now a classic. If necessary, experienced mechanics reshape deformed areas. Extremely corroded areas are cut out of the body and replaced with new genuine parts. The "trial assembly" that follows is also a painstaking process. The untreated body is completely assembled on the straightening bench. Gap dimensions and functions (such as shutting of the doors and the engine and luggage compartment lid) are checked and adjusted to the optimum setting. The parts are then removed once more so that they can undergo further professional treatment.

6. CDPB and paint finish

Protection and beauty: The classic vehicle has never had it so good, even when it was brand new. Today, the bodyshell gets treated to a cathodic dip painting bath. The CDPB ensures that the primer is evenly applied down to the very last cavity. Epoxy resin dissolved in water produces a conductive paint. When an anode is immersed in the bath, the bodyshell acts as a cathode, generating a direct current. This causes paint particles to adhere evenly and securely to the body and to all cavities, providing a high degree of corrosion protection. The complete paint build-up in the original colour now begins.

7. Interior

Where you feel at home: The experts are now ready to openly discuss matters of pure taste. The interior – an affair of the heart. Specialists can treat the interior or completely renovate it using materials of the same high quality as the original materials. Here, your imagination can continue to soar with few boundaries. Our experts will satisfy almost every desire.

8. Completion

Roadworthy: Your classic Porsche is now restored to its original perfection. Just like new. But it is not quite ready to be handed over to its owner. During extended test drives, several experts check the function of the engine and transmission, listen to the wind noise and carefully inspect the chassis and paint. Only when the specialists are completely satisfied is the customer reunited with his valuable companion.

9. Documentation for the customer

On handover, the customer receives not only his valuable companion once more, but also a high-quality restoration box, including a book containing the complete documentation of the work on his vehicle, a CD with approx. 1,000 photos and a certificate.