For the second consecutive year, Porsche Classic is hosting its nationwide Restoration Challenge, inviting dealerships to return a beloved Porsche sports car from the 1950s to 2000s back to its original glory.
The U.S. is home to more classic Porsche sports cars than any other market, and after decades on the road some will inevitably be in need of a little extra care.
For the 2022 Porsche Classic Restoration Challenge, dealers will acquire a car that is due for some expert technical attention and oversee the vehicle as it undergoes restoration in the best possible hands: Porsche-trained technicians who will have a portfolio of more than 60,000 unique Porsche Classic Genuine Parts at their disposal. The 2022 edition of the Challenge is expected to have more than 60 dealers participate, a 50% increase in involvement year-over-year.
“The mission of Porsche Classic and our dealer partners is to go above and beyond every day to keep vintage cars on the road and driving just as well as the moment they left the factory. With the Restoration Challenge, dealers and service teams are able to showcase their skills and capabilities while revitalizing these dream machines. Our inaugural competition in 2021 produced some truly stunning examples of classic Porsche sports cars, and we expect even more from our participants this year.” – Jonathan Sieber, Manager Porsche Classic with Porsche Cars North America
Porsche 356 and 914 models, five generations of the 911, transaxle models like the 944 and 928, as well as modern classics such as the first-generation Boxster and Cayenne are eligible for the Challenge, which will run through July. All entries will be judged at one of three central events, where one finalist will be picked to represent their respective areas of the country: East, South-Central and West. Those three area winners will then move on to the final where the overall winner will be announced in September.
All along, a panel of experts from Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA) will be judging the progress based on criteria that include not only Restoration – such as engine, suspension and interior – but also Marketing and Documentation like the Classic Technical Certificate, which includes original vehicle production information.
Authenticity, craftsmanship and, most importantly, a smooth-running engine will decide which car takes home the top honors of the 2022 Porsche Classic Restoration Challenge.