We have deep experience working on all Porsche models from the 1950s right up to models from the 1990s.
The Porsche 356 model is a firm favourite with our customers but with the rise in prices for short wheel base 911s and 912s we see a lot of them too. After many years in the shadows of the Porsche 944, the Porsche 924 is now rising in value to making the expense of partial restorations feasible. The Porsche 924S from 1986 to 1988 offers the best of both worlds – a light 924 body shell with a 2.5 litre Porsche 944 engine, it’s injected and ideal as daily classic driver. 911s from the late 1960s and early 1970s like the 911T, 911E and 911L are fantastic cars to drive on a regular basis but for truly confident daily motoring the Porsche 911 in 993 or 964 form is hard to beat.
Porsche are small cars and actually surprisingly straightforward to restore. If you want to buy one then look out for examples with the least rust – full galvanisation in manufacturing did not appear until the late 1970s. Rust to the chassis panels can be seriously time consuming to repair, requiring an alignment jig. Replacement body and chassis panels are easy to find but are also expensive. All Porsche engines were built by hand and require a decent investment to rebuild them and the ‘modern classic’ cars from the 1980s will need their Cam belts and water pumps changing every 30,000 miles which is not a cheap operation.