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The Porsche Classic Restoracing Competition


In the lead up to the Porsche Classic Restoracing Competition later this year, we look back at the history of the 986 Boxster.

Taking inspiration from the design of the 550 Spyder, the Boxster concept was first presented to the world at the 1993 Detroit Motorshow. When launched in September 1996, the Porsche Boxster set new performance and safety standards in the open-top sports car market segment. The roadster combined the dynamic performance of a sports car with everyday usability.  

The 986 Boxster remains one of the best-selling Porsche models ever made. By choosing the 986 Boxster for this year’s theme, we can not only celebrate a model that played a critical role in Porsche history, but also build ties with a new generation of Porsche owners.

It is thanks to our passionate customers that we have the ability to partake in projects such as the Classic Restoration Competition. A competition which sees Centres not only restore a car, but to prepare it to compete in a dedicated, three round Porsche Classic Restoracing Championship run by the Porsche Club GB.

Our dedicated team at Porsche Centre Swindon have been busy restoring and preparing the 986 Boxster to compete in this dedicated Championship, with Centres racing head to head at two of the UKs most iconic circuits.

And the race dates have now been confirmed as:

Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit 5 – 6 May 2018

Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit 2 June 2018

Brands Hatch Indy Circuit 2 September 2018

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