First Porsche centre for classic cars opens… Australia on the list
Porsche has a long and distinguished history with 70% of its cars still running, it’s now opening 100 Porsche classic car centres around the world.
THE WORLD’S FIRST Porsche Classic Centre opened last weekend. The Porsche Classic Centre Gelderland, just outside of Arnhem/Netherlands, “will be offering services for classic cars of all ages from Zuffenhausen”.
Given that more than 70% of all Porsches sold are still running today it made sense for Porsche to “ensure these classic cars receive optimum support”. According to Porsche, it will establish 100 centres around the world by 2018, including Australia.
Not all will be standalone operations, with many just modified existing Porsche centres “which will provide support for sports cars of earlier eras in addition to the current models and will be certified as Porsche Classic Partners”. Porsche currently offers owners access to some 52,000 original spare parts, “complete and partial overhauls but also repair and maintenance work and the sale of classic cars” (in Europe, at least). “The Porsche Classic Partners will be setting up a separate area for this purpose with classic vehicles on display and current spare parts together with technical literature and information,” Porsche said.
Porsche Classic Partners employees complete a special training concept, which Porsche has developed specifically for this purpose. This enables them to provide classic car customers with expert and detailed information on damage patterns typical for every type of vehicle, the appropriate precautionary measures and suitable repair options.