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World’s first Porsche Classic Centre

29 November, 2015

More than 70 per cent of the vehicles ever produced by Porsche are still running today. Following the lead set by organizations such as Ferrari Classiche, Porsche intends to establish an international dealer and service network to provide optimum support for all classic Porsche sports cars.

While the establishment of an international dealer and service network comprising some 100 centres is expected to reach completion by 2018, on November 26, 2015 the Porsche Classic Centre Gelderland, just outside of Arnhem/Netherlands, opened to offer services for classic cars of all ages from Zuffenhausen. This is the first time that service, workshop, and sales exclusively for Porsche’s classic sports cars have been brought together under one roof. 

Porsche customers, and potential customers, can expect the complete range of Porsche classic services — these will not only include the supply of some 52,000 original spare parts, complete and partial overhauls but also repair and maintenance work and the sale of classic cars. 

At present, Porsche’s classic-focused network comprises 24 Porsche Classic Partners around the world — ten of them are in Germany, the others in Estonia, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, Hungary, South Africa, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates. Locations where new centres are being developed include Australia, Belgium, Canada, and the USA. 

The Jowett Jupiter turns 70

John Ball has always enjoyed tinkering with old boats and cars. He’s old enough to think having gearbox parts on newspaper on the floor of his bedroom, while the relevant car sat waiting on nail boxes, was a normal part of growing up. His passion has always tended towards old British bangers. He reckons he’s fortunate not to have got caught up in the American muscle scene.
John’s love affair with this Jupiter started in December 2015 when, with some time on his hands during a Christchurch trip, he searched online for ‘cars, before 1970 and in Christchurch’.

A passion for classics and customs

In the highly competitive field of New Zealand classic and custom restorations, reputations are won or lost on the ability to maintain consistently high standards of workmanship. A company managing to achieve this is D A Panel beating Ltd, of Rangiora near Christchurch. Is your classic or custom car restoration stalled, or in need of a refresh, or perhaps you are looking for experts to rebuild that recent import project out of Europe or the ‘States?