Porsche UK is celebrating its 70th birthday in a very special way

20 special models will be restored
by Ollie Kew | Nov 4, 2018
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The reviving, reimagining, and restoring of old Porsches knows no bounds. In California, there’s a squad of ‘em, spearheaded by Singer. In Japan, RWB adds wheelarches for days. In Germany, there’s even a carmaker called Porsche, who recently sold their restored ‘Project Gold’ 993 Turbo for a cool £2.4million (P163.5 million).

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Now, Porsche Great Britain is in on the act. To mark the marque’s 70th anniversary, 20 restorations have been commissioned by the British arm of Stuttgart’s premier sports car profferer, and will include front-engined, mid-engined and rear-engined models. No word on Macan Diesels, though…

Porsche says: “Each car has undergone a bare metal restoration and is beautifully finished in a special ‘Liquid Metal’ silver paint, which was developed especially for the 918 Spyder hybrid super sports car. A full engine rebuild, some using a new ‘short block engine’ (as available for Boxster and Type 996 911 models), has also been carried out.” Because, as the internet is happy to exaggerate, some of Porsche’s early dalliances with water-cooled boxer engines weren’t the most bulletproof engines in the world…

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