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Porsche Restores One of Its Own

Posted February 24, 2011 8:30 AM by dstrohl

Do you remember BMW's recent in-house, modern-day build of a vintage 2002 that was done entirely from NOS and reproduction parts? That special project was handled by BMW Mobile Tradition, and videos of the build abound. Mercedes-Benz Classic has been restoring its own cars for years in Germany, and operates the highly regarded Classic Center in Irvine, California.

Porsche also has an in-house restoration center, the Porsche Classic Workshop, located in Germany. And it was there that a particularly ratty 1973 911 T was shipped to start what would become a full and correct factory restoration

First, the body components were removed so that the rusty floor could be cut out, and the body chemically dipped and stripped. The experts found evidence of front-end accident damage, which required further straightening. After stripping, the shell was pure art. Next, the five-speed gearbox was rebuilt with the correct 40-year-old tools and gauges.

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