It may not seem like that long, but the 986-generation Boxster is more than 20 years old; the car debuted in late 1996, showcasing a design that was finalized in 1993. Now, Porsche Classic is restoring first-gen Boxsters with genuine parts from the automaker's vast supplies and upgrades like Porsche's neat integrated navigation and vehicle tracking systems.
Porsche Great Britain will bring a total of 20 freshly restored cars to England's upcoming , half of which will be first-generation Boxsters painted "Liquid Metal" silver, the signature hue of the Porsche 918 Spyder. Those shiny Boxster S roadsters will be joined by restored air- and water-cooled 911s, as well as cars from the transaxle era. This way, Porsche UK can not only celebrate the brand's 70th anniversary in style, it can also promote the restoration jobs done by Porsche Centers and Porsche Recommended Repairers throughout the UK.
Potential buyers will be happy to learn that Porsche UK also thrown in commemorative plaques for good measure.
Last but not least, Porsche's stand will also feature the "Project 70" race car. That 1965 car is a recent restoration built on a short-wheelbase 911, with a 2.0 flat-six developed from the 356's 1.6 engine. So far, it's been enjoyed by the likes of Derek Bell, Anthony Reid and Richard Attwood.