A professionally restored, Porsche 911 SC, will be the main attraction at the Jardine Motors Charity Ball, being held at Porsche Centre Colchester on Friday 21st November. The car, over 32 years old and first registered in 1982, was restored by a team of 4 Porsche Technicians based at Jardine Motors owned Porsche Centre Cambridge.
The team of technicians, all classic car enthusiasts, worked on the restoration project for four months with over 600 service hours being devoted to the task. Initially, the car was dismantled with various parts and components removed, repaired and restored.
The engine was completely stripped down and treated, the body work included treatment of corrosion, the front wings being replaced and all parts prepared for paint. The paint process alone took over 100 hours. Finally, the car was put back together again with meticulous care and attention to ensure an authentic 1980’s appearance with original parts being restored and re-used wherever possible.
The restored car was entered into the Porsche GB 2013 Restoration Challenge to mark the 50th anniversary of the Porsche 911, winning an award and achieving a commendation from the judges.
Commenting on the restoration Mark Herbert, Chief Executive of Jardine Motors Group said ‘I am extremely proud of the commitment shown by the team at Cambridge Porsche and the quality of work they have completed on this classic car. I am confident that their efforts will be reflected in the money that we are able to raise for Whizz-Kidz when we auction this iconic 1980’s Porsche’.
Matt Wigginton, Head of Corporate Partnerships at Whizz-Kidz, said, ‘We are very excited about the Charity Ball that Jardine Motors Group are kindly hosting in aid of Whizz-Kidz. A lot of hard work has gone into renovating this beautiful 1980’s Porsche for auction, and into organising the Ball itself, and we hope that Jardine Motors Group customers and guests will bid generously on the night. All the funds raised will help us provide specialist mobility equipment for disabled children, setting them free to live their lives to the full and reach their true potential.’
The car will be auctioned live by BCA (British Car Auctions) on 21 November 2014. All proceeds from the sale, together with other auction lots, will be donated to Whizz-Kidz.
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