Concours or Show Quality Restoration | Porsche Restoration Specialists
The term restoration broadly describes the process of bringing an older or vintage Porsche back to or better than it’s original condition. At the extreme is the concours restoration of unique or rare cars. Below this level, restoration of a vintage but less collectable Porsche, can produce a beautiful car in new show winning condition.
Concours Restoration – Very High Value Rare Cars
Full original concours cars are restored accurately, or as close to the way the original factory production intended. The key here is authenticity and originality – everything on the car should be original or replaced with a remanufactured part that matches the original in every detail. This is a car that looks, sounds and feels exactly the way it did on the day it was delivered from the factory. This is not a car you want to drive – these cars are taken to judged shows in closed trailers and are stored in temperature and atmosphere-controlled environments. At this level, a restoration is about strict original authenticity and a museum piece.
This kind of restoration usually attracts a very high value and should only be entrusted to a very small number of shops.
Show Quality Porsche Restoration
A show quality restoration of a Porsche typically produces a beautiful car. In this type of restoration, we’re not looking for perfect authenticity and we’re more focused on practical and beautiful results. This is a restoration that is suited for cars that are not so rare you dare not drive them. A show quality restoration is usually more than enough for most car collectors and sits at the high-quality end of the standard restoration business.
Show quality restored cars can be driven to a show, wow the crowd, and still be driven home! These restorations usually result in a beautiful car that includes improvements from the original. As you’re not trying to win authenticity or concours competitions, you can make the car as pretty as your heart desires. That means upgrades to parts, stunning paint, and any cosmetics that don’t radically change the look of the original car can make it in.
This kind of restoration usually attracts a high value investment that may be recoverable with time. Finding a Porsche restoration shop with the right craftsman and the required technical, skills is critical to success. Shown below are our recommendations for Porsche Concours and Show Quality Restoration Shops:
Recommended Show and Concours Porsche Restoration Shops