40 Classic Porsches Restored to Perfection? That’s Just Was 2021 Needs!

There’s just something about a classic Porsche that really gets your blood pumping. It’s either the sleek, sexy design that Porsche has continue to nail over the years, the outright performance delivered in a way that only Porsche can, or just the fact that you’re looking right a true piece of automotive history. This is why Porsche Classic – Porsche’s official restoration arm – exists: to make sure those classic cars continue to live well beyond their original “expiration date. They do downright amazing work, as you can see from this 1967 911 S Targa that looks near perfect post-restoration after sitting for four decades. If that doesn’t do it for you, the aluminum-bodied 356 Cabriolet just might. If you’re itching to see more of Porsche Classic’s expertise, then we’ve got some good news for you.

40 Classic Porsche’s - An Epic Restoration Throwdown

1951 - 1955 Porsche 356 Speedster
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Porsche 356 Speedster

When you see a classic sports car like an original 911 or an old 356A that just looks good you know you’re looking at something special. Porsche Classic feels the same way, and that’s why it works tirelessly to restore every model that it touches as close to perfection as possible. Now, the division has announced that it is hosting a restoration challenge that aims to bring 40 classic Porsche cars back to life.

This isn’t just a Porsche Classic ordeal, though, as 40 Porsche dealerships – all of which are in the United States – are taking part of the challenge. Why in the U.S.? Well, that’s a good question, and the answer might surprise you. The United States is home to more classic models than any other country in the world! That’s right – even Porsche’s home turf falls inferior when it comes to the number of classics still alive today.

This 1967 Porsche 911 S Targa Has Been Restored To Perfection
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This 1967 Porsche 911 S Targa Has Been Restored To Perfection
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We don’t have a lot of details to run on just yet, but we do know that each of the 40 cars have different stories and range from cars built in the 1950s to more recent cars. There will be multiple examples of the Porsche 356 (naturally) dating back to as early as 1956, five different generations of the Porsche 911, and cars like the 944 and 928 to go with more “modern” cars like the first-gen Boxster, for example. The real price will, likely be the ultra-rare 1988 Slant Nose 911 Turbo, but there will also be a 1989 911 Speedster and the most recent model, a 2005 Carrera GT. Hard to believe that can be considered a classic, huh? I guess we’re getting old, friend.

1982 - 1991 Porsche 944
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Porsche 944

All in all, the Porsche Restoration challenge will run until mid-August when Porsche will pick a single winner from the South-Central, Eastern, and Western areas of the U.S., after which one of those three will be crowned the champion sometime in September. Regardless of what happens, this is one of those times when we all come out winners, and you can bet we’re going to have a lot of eye candy to enjoy.

Robert Moore
Robert Moore
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Robert has been an auto enthusiast his entire life. He started working cars at a young age, learning the basics from his father in the home garage on the weekends. As time went on, Robert became more and more interested in cars and convinced his father to teach him how to drive when he was just 13 years old. Robert continued working on cars in his free time and learned as much as he could about engines, transmissions, and car electrical systems, something that only fed his curiosity more and eventually led him to earn a bachelors degree in automotive technology with a primary focus on engine performance and transmission rebuilding.  Read full bio
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