The company's Classic department,
which has its home on the main Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen site, will be on show
from 27th to 30th March 2008 at the greatest vintage car fair in the world.
Under the spotlight will be its product and service range in connection with
repair, maintenance, care, restoration and the procurement of original spare
parts for Classic Porsche models.
On the Porsche stand in Hall
3 the emphasis will be on detailed advice provided by Porsche's own restoration
specialists. The experts will be happy to answer visitors' questions
- ranging from the availability of spare parts for Porsche Classic models
to the maintenance and servicing of historic vehicles. Porsche drivers who
enjoy working on their Classic vehicles themselves will also be well served:
there will be a large range of literature available on the stand, from owners'
manuals through parts catalogues and CDs to repair instructions. In addition,
the 'living workshop', in which Porsche specialists will be demonstrating
their skills to enthusiasts and experts alike, will give visitors a chance
to see original works' restoration. As well as the Classic Customer Centre,
the approximate 800 square metres of exhibition space will house eight Porsche
clubs displaying various privately-owned vehicles. Collectors and souvenir
hunters will be able to view the current product range from the 'Porsche
Design Driver's Selection'.
Porsche lovers will particularly
relish the various exhibits on display: for example, a current 911 Turbo
from Porsche Exclusive is shown side by side with another 911 Turbo dating
from 1974, privately-owned by Ferry Porsche. The top attraction for motorsport
fans will definitely be the vehicle which won the 1971 '24 Hours of Le Mans'.
The Porsche 917 short-tail,
racing as 22, set the standard as a light-construction prototype with a special
magnesium lattice-tube frame. Driven by Dr. Helmut Marko and Gijs van
Lennep, the vehicle won Porsche the second of a current total of 16 victories
at Le Mans and set the still unbeaten records for distance (5,335.313 km)
and average speed (222.304 km/h).