Now, it’s more convenient than ever to own an old Porsche

We all know that protecting your vehicle is of paramount importance. Especially if your car is a decades-old Porsche that you’ve acquired after years of hard work and dedication. Now, owning one of these rolling masterpieces has become a little less stressful with the launch of the Porsche Classic Vehicle Tracking system that allows owners to track their cars and be notified if the batter has been disconnected or if the car has left a certain area.

Porsche is working tirelessly to please the customers that are lining up to buy the new 992-generation Porsche 911. But that’s not the entire business Porsche’s in. The company from Stuttgart also caters towards the owners of vintage Porsche models and beyond parts and expert servicing, Porsche now offers a smartphone app that will allow you, the owner of such a car, to be on top of where your car is at all times.

The app that you must get if you own a vintage Porsche

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A few months ago, I was reading about a collector whose prized possession, a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS, was stolen. You’d think that no thief could get far with one of those but the theft of historic cars isn’t as isolated an issue as you may think. That’s why Porsche has jumped in to help owners of old Porsches with the release of its own car tracking app.

This app for your smartphone works in tandem with a GPS system that you can install on your Porsche at a dealer. Once you’ve paid for the installation and, depending on your location, for the monthly fee attached to the service, you can connect the app to your car so that you always know where it is and how it’s doing. So, how much are the fees, you ask?

The installation fee in Europe is $1,140 with the monthly service fee hovering at an insignificant $23.
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The control unit installed at the dealer detects if your Porsche’s battery has been disconnected or if the vehicle has been moved at all. When that happens, you’ll receive a warning through the app at which point you can give Porsche the O.K. to call the authorities. At the same time, a Porsche employee will contact you and assist you the whole time.

Obviously, you'll be able to see where your car is headed thanks to the onboard GPS, and there's also a feature that restricts the ignition of the engine if the thief turned the car off and then tried to restart it.

Another thing the app can do is notify you when the car has left a certain area pre-defined by you. This is helpful if, for instance, you let your offspring have a go in your classic Porsche, and he or she decides to cross the line. The line can be geographical or in terms of speed as you’ll also be informed if the car’s going beyond a certain ’max’ speed that you set. Porsche also offers an extra safety feature for more modern models that have gone into retirement: a "Bear-Lock" that locks the car into reverse, on manual models, and in Park on the automatic ones, making it impossible to drive off in a 986 Boxster or a 997-generation 911, for example.

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The onboard GPS is there for you if you happen to lose your Porsche in a car lot. You can also remotely disable some of the system’s safety features for when the car goes in the service or is otherwise transported to another location. All of this is great news, but there’s a downside. While the system has already been launched in Europe, there’s no word from Porsche if and, if yes, when the system will be available in North-America. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that it will happen!

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