Porsche - Restoration


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

Our goal is to preserve the authenticity of your Porsche. A real balancing act — in technical terms. We use original special tools, frame gauges and data sheets in a state-of-the-art workshop.

All work on vehicles is carried out in accordance with our usual high standards of quality and originality — from partial restorations to complete restorations.

The specialists at the Porsche Classic Workshop in Stuttgart maintain all Porsche Classic models, from the 356 all the way up to the Porsche 911 (type 997). If you are interested in repair work, please contact your Porsche Classic Partner or authorized Porsche Center.

Due to high demand, there may be delays in processing orders. Please also note that no services or repairs are possible until further notice. We look forward to having a personal conversation with you to learn more about your requirements.

If you are interested in a vehicle preservation or restoration, please have a look at our team and their specific competencies at the Porsche Classic Factory Restoration in Atlanta.

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 color 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 USB-Stick with approx. 1,000 photos and a certificate including a badge. Everything in this box reminds you of your classic Porsche. Both the interior and the exterior. In fact, the restoration box is painted in the color of your car paint and the interior space is covered in the leather of your interior design of your classic Porsche.

Reference Projects

Here you can find a selection of ongoing and already completed restoration projects, which have been carried out at the Porsche Classic Factory Restoration based in Stuttgart and Atlanta.

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