Porsche Centre Guildford, in association with our Porsche Recommended Repairer Premier Panel Skills, sourced a year 2000 registered 986 Boxster S to enter the Porsche Classic Restoracing Competition 2018.
The competition celebrates the 20th anniversary of the 986 Boxster, a car that fundamentally shaped the Porsche business and brought a whole new generation of customers to the brand.
Our task was to locate and restore a Boxster S 986 model so that it is racetrack ready to compete in a dedicated, three-round Porsche Classic Restoracing Championship run by Porsche Club Great Britain. Harking back to the 924 Championship of the 1970s, the championship will see Centres race head-to-head at three of the UK's most iconic circuits.
The first stage of the restoration was to strip the Boxster. In just six hours, the Boxster went from road ready to a bare shell. The 986 then began its refurbishment with a number of racing enhancements, including a roll cage and racing livery. We have chosen to replicate the iconic ‘Hippie’ Porsche design, a wildly painted and psychedelic Martini Racing design that once appeared on the famous long-tail Porsche 917 LH.
The next phase will see the restored engine and gearbox reassembled with the other remaining parts. Discover the latest videos and photos of the transformation on the Porsche Centre Guildford Facebook page.
* Data determined in accordance with the measurement method required by law. Since September 01, 2018 all new cars are approved in accordance with the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), a more realistic test procedure to measure fuel consumption and CO₂ emissions. You can find more information on WLTP at www.porsche.com/wltp. From 01 January 2019, all fuel consumption figures are shown as determined in accordance with WLTP. CO₂ figures will be shown as NEDC-equivalent values, as CO₂ based taxation will continue to be based on an NEDC value (derived from WLTP) until 06 April 2020. Fuel economy and CO₂ emission figures are only intended as a means of comparing different types of vehicles tested under the same test cycle. New WLTP homologated vehicles are therefore not directly comparable with any vehicles tested under NEDC.
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