New facility dedicated to classic Porsche models will be the first of many new Classic Car Centres
Porsche has yet again stepped up its heritage operations, announcing a series of new Classic Car Centres, the first of which opened in just outside of Arnhem, in the Netherlands.
The new Porsche location will be solely devoted to the sale, service, restoration and general specialist maintenance required for older models.
Porsche claims that more than 70 per cent of all cars it’s ever produced are still in use today, and the centres will be on hand to ensure that these machines are kept in ‘optimum’ fettle.
Although a small number of these dedicated centres will be established across the globe, Porsche is also in the process of setting up an international service and dealer network. There are currently 24 of these Porsche Classic Partners worldwide, and it’s thought that there will be around 100 operating by 2018.
Thanks to Porsche’s already excellent classic parts support, there are currently around 52,000 parts available for older Porsche models. This combined with a dedicated area for classic models, and specialist mechanics will allow the Porsche Classic Centres and Classic Partners to provide an excellent level of restoration and service to all classic Porsches.
Porsche also recently announced a new historic motorsport division, which will be based in Germany and the USA, to look after the various classic Porsche racers, from 917s to the Group C monsters that have been notoriously difficult to run in the past.