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JCT600 to restore classic 911 to its former glory

Time 7 years ago

126491-1DEALER group JCT600 is returning a Porsche 911 it sold new more than 30 years ago to its former glory.

The group’s Porsche Centre in Leeds has taken on the challenge of restoring the 930 Turbo as part of a competition launched by the German manufacturer to celebrate their first turbo-powered car launched 40 years ago.

Service manager Ben Mills said: ‘The competition is a great opportunity to demonstrate our specialist knowledge and wealth of experience in the art of repair, maintenance and care of older Porsche cars.


‘We’ll be taking lots of photos of the car as the project progresses so that customers can follow a real life restoration as it happens, from arrival and dismantling to assembly and finish.’

The Porsche, owned by customer David Graves, has been stored in a garage for 15 years and is in need of some TLC.

Mills added: ‘We are really excited to have the opportunity to use our specialist restoration skills on such a beautiful and classic model, particularly as the car was originally purchased from JCT600 33 years ago.

‘The body will soon be sent over to Bradford where the shell will be stripped back to bare metal while the team at Porsche Centre Leeds get to work on stripping the engine, gearbox and all the running gear prior to a complete rebuild.

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‘Every part of the car will be inspected, refurbished, repaired or replaced if necessary – this includes the interior trim which currently has holes in it where mice have nibbled the seats!’

The dealer group plans to finish the car by September when the restoration projects will be judged in three categories – display, restoration and promotion. Category winners and the overall winner will be announced in October.

Rebecca Chaplin's avatar

Rebecca has been a motoring and business journalist since 2014, previously writing and presenting for titles such as the Press Association, Auto Express and Car Buyer. She has worked in many roles for Car Dealer Magazine’s publisher Blackball Media including head of editorial.

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