The Porsche Palm Springs restored 911 is up for top honors at the 2022 Porsche Classic Restoration Challenge.
The event is being judged Saturday in Indianapolis.
As part of the competition, dealerships nationwide were tasked with fully restoring a Porsche dating from the 1950s to 2000s. Each team documented its projects from start to finish.
More than 60 dealerships are participating in the challenge, which is twice as many as participated last year.
The Porsche Palm Springs entry – a 1982 911 SC that has been restored to its full glory – will be one of nine automobiles taking part in the event.
The Palm Springs Porsche earned its entry at the Indianapolis show after winning a regional event held in Monterey recently.
The restored 911 SC was originally from San Diego but ended up in Georgia before it was rescued by Porsche Palm Springs.
Among other things, it had a worn out interior, damaged camshafts, steering issues, and a transmission that was full of water.
During the 23-week restoration project, the Porsche Palm Springs team removed all mechanical components and sent the vehicle to a Porsche-approved collision center.
The Porsche Palm Springs restored 911 got an upgraded interior, new pistons, bearings, and cylinder. And at the same time, they took apart and machined the transmission.
The car’s oil had also converted to sludge and the axle had fallen apart.
Restoration of the “Champagne Metallic” vintage Porsche is being carried out by Service/Classic Partner Manager Ken Arguelles and our Classic Technician, John Ghaemmaghami.
Among the most showstopping changes to the vehicle is the all-new leather upholstery throughout the renovated interior.
For help with that, Porsche Palm Springs turned to world-class upholstery manufacturer Heritage Upholstery.
Stay tuned to see what happens on Saturday!
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