Found Yourself with a Classic Porsche Restoration Addiction?
Yes, I want to warn you in advance. The Porsche addiction happens once you Own a Porsche and strap yourself inside the seat. Palm Beach Customs has done more than its fair share of classic Porsche restorations.
What am I talking about?
Well, simply put, you are officially ruined. You will never look at driving another car the way you did before.
It’s a Porsche thing. You are becoming one with the car. It is a mix of emotions: It’s part bond, part Adrenaline rush, part passion. It’s the experience of actually going faster and faster. And the faster you go, the safer you feel. The cars become more glued to the road, the more you push them.
The Porsche Addiction is not curable, but it’s manageable.
The Good thing about My classic Porsche addiction is they are an excellent investment.
If you do your due diligence and purchase a low-mile car, you would have to work hard to lose money.
I would compare it to investing in Gold Or Silver as they are universal. They’re a language everyone understands; they’re a value everyone understands—no matter where he lives.
Below is a 1989 930 turbo with the G-50 transmission with 27k on the clock.
This car is 930-T. It is on the top of the Food Chain, and top of the line for the air-cooled turbos.
With the best of the best, a G-50 transmission, a force to be reckoned with, the turbo kicks in, and its unruly power – it will scare even the most aggressive ones. The 996 twin-turbo was one that unleashed the beast being consistent at the same time. Comparatively, the 930 is not so consistent. Therefore great respect must be used when walking on the edge of Destruction!
The 930 t was a plug and played car needing just routine maintenance. I had a great relationship with a good friend that was a top Man at Inskip Porsche. He would send me all his favorite customers, so when this Porsche came in, I quickly snapped it up. A few years later, when I upgraded, I made a good $7500.00 pretty quickly. It’s an excellent way to get paid $7500.00 to own a Porsche and put out 15,000 miles on the clock.
That was My 996 twin turbo.
This car here is the 1983 911 SC and is one of my favorites. I bought this with 43,000 miles on the clock from Beverly Mass. That’s a high-end town where Lotus corp was founded.
This car was so clean that when I went to look at it, the seller asked me If I wanted to take it for a ride, and I declined. I said, give me your bank wire instructions, and I will be back in a week to pick it up.
As you see, the story continues with my Porsche Restoration Addiction.
The car was a true spotless original.
But it had a few stone chips on it that only I would notice. It was the famous Porsche red tint with 3/4 of the color made up by a Scarlet red tint.
In this case, I mixed 3 or 4 test batches with different variations starting with the primary color position and was unhappy with the match.
We have a Debeer mixing bank, and a Spies and could not come up with the perfect match. Luckily I was good friends with a local shop that uses Standox; a European paint line bought out by DuPont. Fortunately, it was a perfect match.
Classic Porsche Restoration – Applying The Finishing Touches
What we did here on this was an unobtrusive paint job. We removed all door handles and belt moldings. It took us 8 hours taping the car off. Once the car was cut and buffed, you could not tell it was ever painted.
Keep in mind that it’s not always best to strip a car to nothing. That would do more damage than good.
These cars were way ahead of their time, and when you can get 29.5 mpg at 90mph and have a blast doing it, it must be saying something.
I hope you enjoyed the pictures and stories of these Classic Porsche Restorations.
You might also like to check out this 1970 GSX Restoration we did – I think it’s safe to say we’re just addicted to all classic and muscle cars!
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