Porsche Classic Restoration Challenge

Two Icons, Destined Together

1966. Chapman Automotive officially opens its doors. And Porsche introduces this classic 911.

Coincidence? Not a chance!

You can tell by the picture currently hanging in our showroom we’ve always known these two icons were destined to be together. Now, after 55 years – they are! When we found this hidden gem, it was in rough shape. But its bones were strong. And like every Porsche, it has the heart of a champion. All it needs is a little elbow grease and a whole lot of TLC. That’s where we come in.

Follow us as we journey back in time to strip away the decades of hard living and restore this masterpiece to its former glory! It’s going to be one heck of a ride…


Task 1: Removing & Restoring the Engine

The Porsche engine is a work of art: the perfect confluence of engineering, precision, and performance.

After 11 years of silence, getting the engine to purr again is task #1. Next, we dismount and rebuild it to restore its original prowess. Then we cover it and store it away.

And it waits.

Because there’s much more work to be done before it can once again take its rightful place.


Task 2: Tear Down

The time has come for some tough love.
Stripping away the past, and all the years of hard living. Cutting down to bare steel
until this icon is just a shell of what it once was — and unlocking the pure potential of
what it can be again.
But the work won’t be easy. Nothing worthwhile ever is.
Stay tuned as we reshape, restore, and rebuild the future.


Task 3: Sandblasting

Transformation is hard.
Like “tiny shards of ‘tough love’ blasted at up to 500 miles per hour” hard.

But, difficult as it is, it must be done. Because every last impurity must be removed to
restore this legend to its original perfection.

Stay tuned as we move ever closer to the final destination.


Task 4: Painting

Irish Green.
For some, it represents tradition.
For others: envy. Yeah. That seems about right.


Task 5. Engine Drop

A legend sleeping.
No, sleeping is restful. Passive.

This is something more; something different. It’s active – steel forged in fire. This is transformation.

But whatever you call it…everything’s about to change.

Still…the work is not finished. Follow us as we continue to breathe new life into the heart – and soul – of a champion.

Task 6. Coming Soon…

Make sure to check back for more restoration updates! There’s so much more to look forward to.

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