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Porsche Classic Restoration Competition 2015/2016

968 Club Sport

Welcome to the 968 Club Sport restoration project

Porsche Centre Guildford in conjunction with Porsche Recommended Repairer, Premier Panel Skills, have fully restored a rare 968 Club Sport 1994 as part of the Porsche Classic Restoration Competition 2016. Over the last eight months, the classic restoration team has worked tirelessly to bring the much neglected 968 Club Sport back to its original state as a phenomenal sports car.

Discover more about our restoration project and each phase of the fascinating transformation below.

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Celebrating 40 years of front-engine Porsche cars

Celebrating 40 years of front-engine Porsche cars

2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the launch of the first front-engine Porsche, the 924. In celebration, the Classic Restoration Competition 2016 will feature a range of front-engine classic Porsche models.

Visit the Porsche GB Restoration live stream where you can follow the stories, pictures and videos from the competition. You can even be part of the story, using #porscheclassicgb to share Tweets and photos. To keep up-to-date with the latest news from the Porsche Centre entries, please see the ‘Follow the story’ section below. 

Porsche GB Restoration live stream
The 968 Club Sport

Resurrecting a classic icon of the transaxle era

As expected when restoring a car over 20 years old, the restoration project has not been without its complications. The car had been neglected and exposed to outdoor conditions for years and, as a result, the body and parts had suffered from extensive corrosion and accumulated excessive dirt. Sandblasting proved a highly effective technique in restoring parts back to an exceptional standard in order to prime the metal for paint.

After countless hours spent stripping the 968 Club Sport down to its bare components, the parts were meticulously cleaned and sandblasted ready for a full respray in the original Guards Red colour, just as the 968 Club Sport would have appeared as it rolled off the factory line in 1994.

With all parts restored to their peak original condition, the 968 Club Sport was reassembled. The rebuilt engine was reinstalled and with tweaks and fine tuning, the 968 Club Sport was running again. To add a finishing touch to the restoration project, the number plates were replaced with the originals from the Porsche car’s first registration back in Stuttgart Germany over 20 years ago.

2014 competition success

Porsche Centre Guildford and Premier Panel Skills accepting the Body and Paint Restoration award from Wolfgang Porsche himself

Restoration Competition 2014 Body and Paint Restoration award

Last year’s competition, the Turbo and Targa Restoration challenge, saw Porsche Centre Guildford and Premier Panel Skills take home the Body and Paint Restoration award with the 911 Carrera 2 Targa 1990 as seen on the next slide.

Looking to build on last year’s success, Porsche Centre Guildford is teaming up with Premier Panel Skills again and has its sights set on the overall winner’s award.

Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Targa 1990

Award winning Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Targa

For the 2014 Porsche national restoration project no expense was spared. Fully restored in just 16 weeks to the peak condition of when it came off the factory line in 1990.

Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Targa 1990

Award winning Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Targa

The Porsche Classic competition provides Porsche Centre Guildford the opportunity to showcase the service team’s skills and specialist knowledge.