Article By Harriet Day

Porsche Centre Leicester

Complete Restoration Project 2016

​Porsche Centre Leicester have completed their 2016 Restoration Project after hundreds of hours of hard work. The iconic 968 Club Sport was purchased by the centre nearly a year ago, and has since undergone a complete refurbishment down to the very last nut and bolt.

When the car first arrived it was clear that the car's bodywork was in need of some attention, and had suffered a few scrapes. The bodywork was damaged down to the metal, and some of the alloys had been curbed. Once we started to dismantle the car, it quickly became evident that the car was in need of some structural as well as cosmetic repair.

The entire electrical system had to be removed and replaced due to an after-market alarm system being fitted by a third-party mechanic in the past. This meant that some wiring had begun to fray and need to be replaced. We then fitted a Porsche Classic Radio to fully complete the electrical system.

Although the interior itself was in great condition, some repair work was required due to poor care over the years. Some fabric had become damaged through carelessness over the years, which were repaired where possible, or replaced when we were left with no other choice.

The 968 Club Sport's engine was completely dismantled and reconditioned in-centre by our highly skilled technicians using mainly vapor blasting. Each of the 16 valves were carefully removed from the cylinder head, individually reconditioned and replaced.

Our iconic 968 Club Sport has now been returned to it's former glory and will travel to Silverstone today to be judged by the panel over Friday and Saturday. The winner of the 2016 Restoration Competition will be announced on Saturday afternoon, and we would like to say a huge thank you to all those involved in the project. Wish us luck!