Who can restore a Porsche the best? | The Porsche Classic Restoration Challenge

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Most automotive competitions reward the fastest on track or most elite on the green, but Porsche Classic Restoration Challenge presents a different sort of contest: Which Porsche dealership can restore a classic Porsche the best?

The challenge seems simple: Each dealer must rejuvenate an old-school Porsche using some of its certified technicians and anything it needs from the Porsche Classic Genuine Parts catalog.

But picking a winner comes down to more than just the cars' final condition. Judges will be looking at the Porsches’ documented history, too. And for extra difficulty, the teams had less than a month to complete their restorations, as the challenge started in mid-August.

Out of the nearly 40 entries–including “multiple Porsche 356 models from as early as 1956, five generations of the 911, transaxle models like the 944 and 928, as well as modern classics such as the first-generation Boxster”–three finalists have been chosen:

• Porsche Warrington of Warrington, Pennsylvania, and its 1990 Type 964 Carrera 4:

• Porsche Dallas of Dallas, Texas, and its 1990 Type 964 Carrera 4 Targa:

• Porsche Ontario of Ontario, California, and its 1989 G-model Targa:

All three entries will appear at Sportscar Together Fest September 10-12, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Final judging will be conducted by Porsche North America Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Joe Lawrence, Vice President After Sales Glenn Garde, and Manager of Technical Support Doug House. Fans will also have the opportunity to vote for their favorite during the weekend’s festivities.

The winner will be announced on September 12.

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