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Porsche Centre Colchester restoration project

Porsche Classic Restoration Competition 2015-16


Porsche Cars Great Britain is once again holding a Classic Restoration Competition where Porsche Centres and their recommended repair partners take a Classic Porsche and work together to return it to its original condition. All the completed projects then compete for the title of best overall restoration at the Silverstone Classic event in July.

The theme for the 2015-16 competition is ‘40 years at the front’ - celebrating four decades since the first front-engine Porsche - the 924 - was launched. Porsche Centre Colchester has joined forces with our recommended repair partner Lancaster Witham, and our choice of vehicle is a 1988 Porsche 924 S Le Mans Edition.

So far our restoration team has fully stripped down the vehicle and delivered the body shell to Witham. After a full refurbishment the shell has been returned to its original pristine condition. At the same time, the mechanical team split into pairs to restore the mechanical components, ready to be fitted back into the refurbished body shell. The team is as follows:

Peter Hurd and Greg Gibson are responsible for the interior of the car.

Ashley Tower and Tyla Vaughan are responsible for the engine, gearbox and drive train.

Chris Emery and Harry McReynolds are responsible for suspension, steering, brakes and all other ancillary components.

Adam Hodgman and the team at Witham are responsible for the body shell, panel work and paint.

We intend to have the mechanical and bodywork restoration complete by the end of April, the rebuild is to take place during May and the entire car will be finished by 1 June 2016. The competition is being judged at the Silverstone Classic event in July so we will have plenty of time for fettling and cleaning before the judging.

Visit our Facebook page to see how the car is coming along. You can also contact Gary Sorrell, Project Leader, on 01206 855500 or at gary.sorrell@porschecolchester.co.uk  if you are interested in seeing the car for yourself or discussing it in more detail.