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Our Restoracing 986 Boxster gets the 'Hippie' 917 design
Our Restoracing 986 Boxster gets the 'Hippie' 917 design

Our Restoracing 986 Boxster


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.

Please contact us on 01483 494 084 or email  info@porscheguildford.co.uk for more information about our Classic Restoracing project or for any of your other Porsche requirements.