Last year marked the 20th anniversary of the 986 Boxster, a well-balanced mid-engined roadster with excellent handling that fundamentally shaped the Porsche business and brought a whole new generation of customers into the brand. The 986 remains one of the best-selling Porsche models ever made and has a loyal following of fans.
With the anniversary of the 986 Boxster and the introduction of the Porsche Classic Register it seemed the perfect opportunity for us to restore a manual 986 Boxster S to compete in the Porsche Classic Restoracing Competition.
Having recently restored a Porsche Carrera 3.2 back to its former glory, Porsche Centre Chester is well equipped with the technical capabilities, skills and specialist knowledge needed to succeed in restoring our 986 Boxster S.
The Porsche Centre Chester 986 Boxster S had approximately 120,000 miles on the clock and was in poor condition when it arrived, making it the perfect challenge for our Technicians. Whilst it had been generally well maintained, the car needed some serious attention after years of day-to-day use.
The Centre team intent on bringing the car back to its former glory and into racing condition consists of Carl Finnegan, Dean Hartley, Wesley Earith, Steven Donnelly, James Fellows and Sam Turnbull. Road and Race Restorations Limited, our Recommended Repairer, will undertake the bodywork restoration.
The car has now been stripped down and the roll cage fitted. The engine is currently going through a complete rebuild, after which the brakes and suspension are to be replaced. To qualify for racing, the car must be prepared to the stringent Porsche Club Championship standards and in accordance with MSA/FIA regulations so we have plenty of work to do.
The Porsche Classic Restoracing Competition includes a competitive racing element whereby Centres will race their 986 Boxster S cars on the iconic tracks of Brands Hatch and Silverstone.
The driver for Porsche Centre Chester will be Centre Principal Carl Hazelton. In preparation for the race, Carl will be undergoing a medical examination before applying for his MSA racing licence.
Please like our Facebook page to be kept up to date with our Restoracing Competition entry progress. We will release the race dates on our website and Facebook as soon as they become available.
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