Produced in May 2016, this 93-page hardcover catalog is destined to be a desired tabletop addition for any Porschephile. The cover itself sports a handsome embossed sectional drawing of the iconic Type 547/1 engine that powered so many wins beginning in the 1950s.
But that is just the cover, and the catalog contains so much more! This manifesto expands the notion that Porsche has become serious about offering service and parts to all of its customer base, even back to the oldest of the old. With this catalog, Porsche defines “classic” to be any car series from the 356 on up to the 996, and currently stocks over 52,000 parts for owners of classic Porsches, with about 300 new parts being added each year. With over 70% of all Porsches made and sold still in use today, that is a sizable client base!
Porsche Classic’s outreach strategy identifies 37 key dealers around the globe who will serve as Classic Partners, as well as plans for an improved worldwide parts distribution network. This effort began in 2014; no doubt more dealers will be added as the program grows. Other topics covered in the catalog include historic trivia, product fabrication, design improvements of classic parts, and a sample of the parts available. More information can be had online at www.Porsche.com/classic. However, if you want your own copy you’ll need to hurry and visit your local Porsche dealer to grab a copy of this cool first edition before they are all gone!