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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 Carrera GT) extensively, inspect them and provide the customers with historical information.

Porsche Classic Technical Certificate

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 date of production, 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: When was it built? 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.

*Transportation service costs are separate from the cost of the Porsche Classic Certificate. Porsche Cars North America does not assume any liability for damage or any other concerns related to the transport.

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, and 968, and most recently, the Carrera GT super sportscar.

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How much does the Porsche Classic Technical Certificate cost?

The Porsche Classic Technical Certificate is priced at $500.00 plus local sales tax.

What is the difference between the Porsche Classic Technical Certificate and the Porsche Production Specification?

The Porsche Classic Technical Certificate and the Porsche Production Specification are both certificates which can be ordered for your classic Porsche. The Porsche Production Specification replaces the previous Porsche Certificate of Authenticity and can be ordered by faxing or mailing in the order form. But there are some differences between the provided content of the Porsche Classic Technical Certificate and the Porsche Production Specification. Please notice the table below:

ContentPorsche Classic Technical Certificate Porsche Production Specification
Vehicle data at the time of delivery
Vehicle identification number YesYes
Model year/type YesYes
Date of production YesYes
Delivery point YesNo
Verification of engine and transmission type YesYes
Verification of engine and transmission number YesNo
Engine DisplacementYesYes
Exterior body color/code YesYes
Exterior information (tire brand, country equipment) YesYes
Interior color/code YesYes
Interior information (material)YesYes
Optional Equipment YesYes
Current vehicle data
Actual engine and transmission number Yes No
Technical inspection by a certified Porsche Classic Partner Yes No
Professional images of your Classic vehicle Yes No
List of test points which failed to meet requirements Yes No
Expert opinion about your Classic vehicle from a certified Classic specialistYes No
Additional benefits
Personal contact with Classic specialists Yes No
Possibility to repair the test points which failed during the technical inspection (not included) Yes No

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. This overview will be updated regularly. If you aren’t sure which dealer is eligible, please don’t hesitate to call 1-800-PORSCHE.

Porsche Classic Partner Locations

Gaudin Porsche Las Vegas

Gaudin Porsche Las Vegas

Gaudin Porsche Las Vegas

Gaudin Porsche Las Vegas

6800 Redwood St
Las Vegas, NV 89118

phone: +1-702-383-6800
fax: +1-702-383-6054

Classic contact: Michael Deeb
email: mdeeb@gaudinporschelv.com
phone: +1-702-383-6143


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Hennessy Porsche North Atlanta

Hennessy Porsche North Atlanta

Hennessy Porsche North Atlanta

Hennessy Porsche North Atlanta

990 Mansell Road
Roswell, GA 30076

phone: +1-770-643-6100
fax: +1-678-781-0560

Classic contact: Mike McPherson
email: mikem@hennessyporsche.com
phone: +1-678-781-0510


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Paul Miller Porsche

Paul Miller Porsche

Paul Miller Porsche

Paul Miller Porsche

3419 US-46,
Parsippany, NJ 07054

phone: +1-888-523-5589

Classic contact: Jimi Foshay
email: jfoshay@paulmiller.com


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Porsche Chandler

Porsche Chandler

Porsche Chandler

Porsche Chandler

1010 S. Gilbert Road,
Chandler, Arizona 85286

phone: +1-480-994-9000
fax: +1-480-481-7261

Classic contact: Russell Schwartzman
email: russell.schwartzman@porschechandler.com
phone: +1 877-761-2004


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Porsche of Colorado Springs

Porsche of Colorado Springs

Porsche of Colorado Springs

Porsche of Colorado Springs

917 Motor City Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80905

phone: +1-719-219-1911
fax: +1-719-634-8384

Classic contact: Justin Underwood
email: junderwood@porscheofcoloradosprings.com
phone: +1-719-219-5017


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Porsche North Houston

Porsche North Houston

Porsche North Houston

Porsche North Houston

13911 North Freeway
Houston, Texas 77090

phone: +1-855-579-2367
Email: wbennett@porschenorthhouston.com

Classic contact: John Wright
email: jwright@porscheofnorthhouston.com


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Porsche South Bay

Porsche South Bay

Porsche South Bay

Porsche South Bay

14610 Hindry Avenue
Hawthorne, CA 90250

phone: +1-424-271-3822
fax: +1-310-326-4445

Classic contact: Carl Tofflemire
email: carltofflemire@lacarguy.com


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Porsche Monterey

Porsche Monterey

Porsche Monterey

Porsche Monterey

1781 Del Monte Blvd
Seaside, CA 93955

phone: +1-888-472-1547

Classic contact: Aaron Zielinski
email: azielinski@lithia.com


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Porsche San Diego

Porsche San Diego

Porsche San Diego

Porsche San Diego

9020 Miramar Road
San Diego, CA 92126

phone: +1-877-660-2694

Classic contact: Chase Stephenson
email: chase.stephenson@porscheofsandiego.com
phone: +1-858-695-3000


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Napleton Westmont Porsche

Napleton Westmont Porsche

Napleton Westmont Porsche

Napleton Westmont Porsche

201 E. Ogden Avenue
Westmont, Illinois 60559

phone: +1-630-725-0911
email: kterlep@napleton.com

Classic contact: Kerry Terlep
email: kterlep@napleton.com
phone: +1-888-305-0113


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