The German sports car maker says that 70 percent of all Porches ever made are still going. So, the company is going roll out a program that helps the owners of classic Porsche models maintain and restore their cars.
It is called Porsche Classic Partners and its services are being added to about 100 facilities worldwide. At these locations, Porsche owners will be able to purchase services and parts to keep their older models purring. Around 52,000 original spare parts will be available. The Porsche Classic Partners sites will also offer repair and maintenance work including partial or complete restorations.
The Porsche Classic Partners system is designed to “integrate the care and retention of value of modern classic and vintage cars in an innovative service concept, closely linking Porsche tradition and Porsche innovation,” says the company. According to a press release, the Porsche Centre in Vélizy, France, was the first certified Porsche Classic Partner worldwide. It was followed by three sites in Germany as well as the Bangkok Porsche Centre in Thailand.
“More Porsche Classic Partners are coming into being in Japan, the U.S., South Africa, Australia, Colombia, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands and other countries,” the release pointed out.
Porsche says service people involved in the program will get special training to guarantee a uniformly high standard of quality at all classic car support points. Porsche Classic Partners are also setting up separate showroom areas to showcase classic cars and supply spare parts and technical literature.
A complete list of sites is not yet available but Porsche suggested there would be at least one in the United States to serve North America and Canada.