The ultimate passion project.
We are currently working on a restoration project of a 1962 356 Porsche model. The 356 is a genuine classic gem from Porsche and her production started in 1948 in Austria where only 50 units came out that year. From 1950 to 1965 the production continued in Germany. This car was known for its lightweight and nimble-handling, rear engine and rear-wheel drive at the time. We at Porsche Prestige picked this unique, classic and convertible model for the Porsche Canada Classic Restoration Challenge. The car will go through a complete and full restoration and will be brought back to its original beauty. The initial goal is to give back the original colour, Bali Blue, to this 356. The interior will also be changed to its original colour along with pieces in a light brown pattern. Most parts will be replaced by original ones including the engine and transmission, internal body and components, external body as well as structure and chassis. Some parts will come directly from Germany and some from California. Porsche Prestige is a certified Porsche center for Classic restoration and body shop center. This project is being handled by our Porsche Gold technician Erick Hejda and will take up to 6 months to complete and will be more than ready for the competition in February 2021. We invite you to view the following video and pictures, where you can see our team working at this restoration. Follow us on social media for updates on our progress. We are very proud to be participating in this project and thrilled to be able to present you soon the results of our expertise.
If you are seeking to restore your Porsche Classic, we would love to hear about it and take part in it. Please stop by or call us for more details or to make an appointment.
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Some news about our restoration project! After two months of hard work, the project is going well and all the body work is now done. The 356 makeover is now at the paint stage. At time of writing this blog, our experts are currently busy at giving her back its genuine colour and shine. Have no fear, pictures are intentionally showing the primer stage to spark your curiosity as we want to keep the final effect for the contest. The 356 will shortly make her way to the mechanic shop! TBC!
Our 356 is now all painted and color couldn’t be more perfect! We started to tackle the interior and we are done with the leather upholstery. Color wise we are set and it is now back to its original Bali Blue exterior and light brown interior just like the day it left the factory in 1962. We are now getting ready to put the pieces of the puzzle back together. Our meticulous masters will start reassembling and put back in place all the interior accessories and components. The 356 continues its journey! TBC!
Our big challenge is now met. Our team of experts from the restoration department worked on this mission for 18 months and it is now mission accomplished. We gave this 1962 Porsche 356 all the attention it deserved and succeeded at giving back its original youth flavor. We are inviting you to take a look at the attached video in order to see for yourself the final look and the experience at work. We are very proud of the final result and our participation in the competition.
Without a doubt, this was a fulfilling and rewarding experience to have brought this classic back to its original beauty. At Porsche Prestige, this 356 is now our new business card in terms of classic restoration model.
Contact us for any inquiry on your restoration project. We will be more than happy to inform you, evaluate your project and at the same time delighted to put in place an action plan that will meet your expectations.
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