HOME Porsche logo

Porsche Classic Restoracing Competition 2017/18

Porsche Classic Restoracing Competition 2018

Porsche Classic Restoracing Competition 2017/18

Celebrating the Boxster 986

The Porsche Classic Restoracing Competition 2018 celebrates the 20th anniversary of the 986 Boxster, a car that fundamentally shaped the Porsche business and brought a whole new generation of customers to the brand. When it launched in September 1996, the Porsche Boxster set new performance and safety standards in the open-top sports car market. The roadster combined the dynamic performance of a sports car with day-to-day usability.

This year’s competition requires us to locate and restore a Boxster S 986 model. In addition, we will have to prepare our Boxster S to compete in a dedicated, three-round Porsche Classic Restoracing Championship run by the Porsche Club Great Britain. Harking back to the 924 Championship of the 1970s, the championship will see Centres race head-to-head at three of the UK's most iconic circuits.

Stage 1: Stripping the 968 Boxster

The restoration so far: stripping the Boxster 986

Porsche Centre Hatfield, in association with our Porsche Recommended Repairer, M&A Coachworks, sourced a year 2000 registered 986 Boxster S. The car was in great mechanical order so it was almost a shame to dismantle it. However, its low mileage and excellent condition will ensure it will perform competitively as a race car.

The Boxster 986 will receive a number of enhancements before it hits the track, including a roll cage and racing livery. Discover the latest videos and photos of the transformation on the Porsche Centre Hatfield Facebook page.

911 Carrera RSR Turbo 2.1 (1974)

Our racing livery

Since the early 1970s Porsche motorsport vehicles have competed under the Martini Racing livery, initially in co-operation with private teams then, from 1973, with an official sponsorship contract. To this day, the popular design can be seen on numerous Porsche race cars and merchandise.

Porsche Centre Hatfield and M&A Coachworks have chosen to replicate this iconic design onto our Boxster S.