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Porsche 911 2.5 S/T Restored in Time for Techno Classica

In 1972, Porsche was taking pride in a class win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with the 911 2.5 S/T, one of the rarest subspecies of the 911 breed. In 2016, the Porsche Classic prides itself on the restoration of the 911 2.5 S/T, the predecessor and technical precursor to the Porsche 911 Carrera 2.8 RSR.
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Based on the Porsche 911 2.4 S Coupe, the 911 2.5 S/T is a works racer specifically developed for the group 3 class (production GT vehicles) and group 4 class (modified GT vehicles). According to Alexander Fabig, the numero uno at Porsche Classic, the German sports car manufacturer produced only 24 units. “The 911 2.5 S/T was rediscovered a few years ago by a collector in the USA – and it was in a rally dilapidated condition,” the head honcho commented.

Over the past two years, Porsche Classic turned a bucket of rusty bolts into the magnificent machine you can admire in the photo gallery bellow. One of the biggest challenges of the restoration process was the bodywork. The men and women at Porsche Classic had to put a lot of effort into it, considering that the 2.5 S/T had been previously converted into a G-model and it had been in a crash.

Corrosion also made things harder by damaging the roof and tank bottom beyond repair. But Porsche Classic took it like a man and turned things 180 degrees. After the bodywork was repaired, the 911 2.5 S/T has been coated by cathodic dip painting to protect the metal against rust. In other words, Porsche Classic used the same technique Porsche uses for the production of a modern car, as in for everything from the 718 to the Cayenne Turbo S.

After the body shell had been finished, the 911 2.5 S/T was painted in the original light yellow color. What Porsche Classic did to this car may not sound like much, but I would recommend observing the state of the car in the first pic of the gallery and then drawing a conclusion. Yes, it was a mammoth task, one that included a lot of elbow grease, blood, sweat, and tears from a team of dedicated professionals.

 
 
 
 
 

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