Porsche’s been big on its anniversary celebrations this year – building a replica of its very first sports car and recreating an air-cooled 993-generation turbo 911 – but now it’s turned its restoration shop loose on the humble first-generation Boxster.
Ten of the 986-generation Boxsters restored by Porsche Classic will be on display at the NEC Classic Motor Show in England, where they will wear a previously-918-exclusive colour, Liquid Metal, and a handsome “70 Years of Porsche” plaque.
The capable Boxster is 22 years old now: it was launched in 1996 and modelled after a 1993 concept car.
Another ten “race-ready” Boxsters have also been restored by each of Porsche’s restoration centres; they will each feature a livery from Porsche’s racing history, and will be used to show off the success of its “resto-racing” competition.
Porsche is also bringing Project 70 to NEC, a 1965 short-wheelbase 911 race car that’s made the rounds at historic racing events such as the Silverstone Classic, the Le Mans Classic and Nurburgring Oldtimer Grand Prix this year, with pilots including Richard Attwood, Derek Bell and Anthony Reid.
Some more air-cooled, water-cooled and transaxle cars will also be on display to round out the booth. The NEC Classic Motor Show runs from November 9th to November 11th. All 20 Boxster specials are going to be sold at the end of the year.
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