Techno Classica 2018: 70 years of the Porsche sports car and 30...

Techno Classica 2018: 70 years of the Porsche sports car and 30 years of the Type 964

Porsche Classic

Porsche Classic appears at the Techno Classica 2018 show with a new stand concept, numerous product highlights and extraordinary vehicles. Over more than 1,500 square metres in hall 7.0 the brand is celebrating two anniversaries simultaneously. The first is 70 years of the Porsche sports car. The second – 30 years of the Porsche 911 and Type 964. Traditionally, the brand’s offering focuses on original parts, new service offers and restorations. Visitors can see the quality of a Porsche Classic factory restoration for themselves. The examples include a fully restored Porsche 959 alongside the body shell of a Porsche 356.

In addition, 13 Porsche Classic partners from seven European countries will be exhibiting vehicles for sale. They will also offer information about their range of services. The Techno Classica show in Essen, Germany is one of the most important international trade fairs for vintage cars and modern classics. From March 21-25, around 200,000 visitors from across the world are expected to attend. On Friday, March 23, 2018, there will be an autograph session with Magnus Walker at the Porsche Classic stand.

The Porsche Museum will use the drivetrain from the 964-generation 911 to relive one of the most important development steps in the history of the 911

The 911 Carrera 4, which made its debut 30 years ago, has now gone through extensive rework with 85 percent new parts. For the first time, it also has all-wheel drive. Back in 1988, the newly designed 3.6-litre engine was the most powerful naturally aspirated engine in the history of the 911 production vehicles. And that was the first passenger car engine in the world with a controlled metal catalyst.

The suspension, with its light-alloy wishbones and coil springs instead of torsion bars, was also a new addition. With a fully panelled underbody and an automatically extending rear spoiler, the new 911 achieved record aerodynamic values. Three other exhibits from the Porsche Museum collection will be present, representing 70 years of sports car history which began in 1948 with the 356/1.

Porsche Classic supplies more than 52,000 immediately available parts to classic car enthusiasts across the world

To make searching as easy as possible, the Porsche Classic Parts Explorer is now available online. This new service will have a live presentation at the Techno Classica. With just a few clicks, you can find original parts and accessories for your classic car of choice. Around 200 parts from the Porsche Classic range will be a part of the exhibit at the Techno Classica.

Porsche Classic will also be presenting the new Vehicle Tracking System (VTS), which offers a comprehensive means of protecting your vehicle against theft using an app. The key feature of the VTS is an autonomous sensor package that is integrated at concealed points on the vehicle. This unit communicates with a Europe-wide security network, enabling comprehensive online monitoring via smartphone. The tailored versions of the new system are suitable for all Porsche classic vehicles from the 356 to the Carrera GT. They are now available at all Porsche Classic Partners and Porsche Centres across Europe.

A highly customised 911 Carrera 4 GTS from Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur rounds off the brand’s presence

The exhibition vehicle demonstrates the wide range of visual and technical customisation options. And there are a lot of them: for exterior and interior finishing, lighting, wheels, as well as the engine and powertrain.

Porsche Classic is a division of the sports car manufacturer from Zuffenhausen. As such it is responsible for the supply of all vehicles with a date of production that generally dates back more than ten years. This remit includes all aspects of maintenance and technical literature regarding delivery and re-production of genuine parts, right through to complete restoration.