Porsche can Reproduce Dashboards for Classic 911 Models

Reproduction dashboard for classic 911 by Porsche Classic 1 photo
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Before the 918 Spyder and Carrera GT hypercars, Porsche’s bread and butter was the 911. As the rumor mill hints toward a facelifted Neunelf animated by turbocharged boxer motors, the Porsche Classic skunkworks came up with an offer few vintage 911 owners can refuse - all-new original dashboards.
Old-timer 911 ownership isn’t as trouble-free as some might imagine it to me. Every time a cabin trim wears itself beyond repair, it’s either a salvaged part from the scrapheap or the not-so-fun quest to find a donor Nine Eleven with that bit of trim. Thankfully though, Porsche’s Classic division can produce replacement dashboards for a tiny dribble of money.

Put simply, the German manufacturer’s Classic arm is there to supply components for all Porsche-branded cars whose production time is over ten years in the past. Of course, this incorporates all aspects of maintenance, as well as technical literature on the delivery and reproduction of original parts up to complete restorations. Think of it as Porsche’s equivalent to Ferrari Classiche department. In the near future, Porsche wants to expand the Classic network to include 100 partners.

Closely intermeshing Porsche’s tradition and innovation, the latest offering from Stuttgart is presented as a “sophisticated manufacturing process” that combines high quality, present day build standards and “a design that is true to the original down to the details.” For a mere 951.99 euros without labor costs, the new-old Porsche 911 dashboard consists of a modernized substructure and original surface structure. That includes flutter texture and tactile feel, gloss and a degree of black identical to original 911 dashboards.

The thing is, the dashboard contains the loudspeaker cover. As such, Porsche Classic recommends it to be installed on 1969 to 1975 model years (up to the Carrera 2.7, G and H) the old fashioned way. What that jibber-jabber means is the total removal of the 911’s windscreen, a procedure that is best-taken care of by Porsche Classic’s trained technicians.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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