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Revive the Passion – Porsche 911 Factory Restoration
 
Revive the Passion – Porsche 911 Factory Restoration
Revive the Passion – Porsche 911 Factory Restoration

911 T: First "publicly" restored, then raffled off

A spectacular action for all lovers of classic Porsche vehicles: Porsche Classic restored a 1973 US version 911 T Coupé for the Porsche Club of America (PCA) under the motto "Revive the Passion". The finished gem was raffled off among PCA members and publicly presented to the winner at the Porsche Parade in the USA in August 2011. Just this once, Porsche enthusiasts with a soft spot for vintage cars and recent classics were able to look over the shoulders of the Porsche Classic workshop specialists while they were working. Over the last 12 months, this page contained regular reports about the status of the restoration – in words, pictures and videos. Following the successful conclusion of this project, a collection of all these reports can now be found here.

Restoration steps

Porsche Revive the Passion – Porsche 911 Factory Restoration - Project Announcement

Project announcement

For the first time, Porsche Club of America will raffle off a fully restored classic – a Porsche 911 T (model year 1973)..

Porsche Revive the Passion – Porsche 911 Factory Restoration - Arrival and disassembly

Arrival and disassembly

After disassembly and the straightening bench, the 1973 911 T is ready for the paint removal bath.

Porsche Revive the Passion – Porsche 911 Factory Restoration - Gearbox

Transmission

The transmission engages: The 911 T gets back into gear.

Porsche Revive the Passion – Porsche 911 Factory Restoration - Body work and Paint Removal

Body and paint removal

Perfect body care: The 911 T bodyshell brings (model) year 1973 back to life.

Porsche Revive the Passion – Porsche 911 Factory Restoration - Body Work: Reconstruction

Reconstructing the body

The perfect form: The 911 T now has its original shape and gap dimensions once more.

Porsche Revive the Passion – Porsche 911 Factory Restoration - Engine

Engine

“Open-heart surgery": The engine of the 911 T gets back up to speed.

Porsche Revive the Passion – Porsche 911 Factory Restoration - CDPB and paint finish

CDPB and paint finish

No part left unpainted: The future looks bright again for the 911 T.

Porsche Revive the Passion – Porsche 911 Factory Restoration - Interior

Interior

From the rooflining to the carpet: The 911 T is restored.

Porsche Revive the Passion – Porsche 911 Factory Restoration - Final assembly and completion

Final assembly and completion

Final chapter in the restoration story: The Porsche 911 T is reborn.

Porsche Revive the Passion – Porsche 911 Factory Restoration - Handover to the winner, Porsche Parade 2011

Handover to the winner

Bud Kibbee hits the jackpot: The 911 T returns to California.

Porsche Revive the Passion – Porsche 911 Factory Restoration - 911 T in the Porsche Museum

911 T in the Porsche Museum

The restored 911 T is the star guest of the special exhibition.