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Porsche Centre Hatfield showcase the famous 924 GTP
Porsche Centre Hatfield showcase the famous 924 GTP

Porsche Centre Hatfield showcases the famous 924 GTP


On Thursday 30 March, Porsche Centre Hatfield welcomed the Porsche Cars Great Britain restoration car, the iconic 924 GTP to our showroom.

Last year to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Porsche 924, Porsche Cars Great Britain and the network of Porsche Classic Partner Centres returned the 924 GTP back to its former glory, having spent 35 years in storage. As a Porsche Classic Partner, Porsche Centre Hatfield had the pleasure of restoring the gearbox. Now, after a meticulous restoration project, the 924 GTP has returned to Porsche Centre Hatfield fully restored to the peak of its glory days.

Video: Restoring the Porsche 924 GTP: bringing a racing icon back to life

In 1980 Porsche entered Le Mans with three examples of the new race car which were piloted by teams from the USA, Germany and Great Britain. Titled the 924 GTP, each car raced under their national colours in the highly competitive 'Prototype' class. 924 GTP 002 remains the only Porsche factory owned race car ever to compete under a British flag. Having been used for further testing, the car was officially retired in 1982.

As one of only four Porsche Classic Partners in the UK, Porsche Centre Hatfield has a dedicated Classic Corner, which is the perfect spot to showcase the 924 GTP.

Mark Goody, Centre Principal of Porsche Centre Hatfield said “It has been great to display such an iconic Porsche in our Centre, along with Porsche Centre Hatfield’s very own restoration project, the 928 S. The 924 GTP has proved to be a very popular attraction in our showroom over the last few weeks. It’s a fantastic showcase of our status as a Classic Partner.”

Learn more about our status as a Porsche Classic Partner Centre.