To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Porsche 924, Porsche AG has challenged the Porsche Classic Partner Centres in Great Britain to restore this Porsche 924 GTP to its former Le Mans glory.
Porsche Centre Leeds is honoured to have been given the challenge of restoring the electrics and plumbing of this legendary 924 GTP, car number 002. This car, once raced by Tony Dron and Andy Rouse is the only Porsche factory-owned race car ever to compete under the British flag.
John Fisher, Service Manager at Porsche Centre Leeds, said "It’s an absolute pleasure to be part of this project and it has created such a buzz amongst customers and within the Centre. The story has gone viral on social media with it reaching over 20,000 followers globally from New Zealand to Brazil. We look forward to keeping our followers up to date and we cannot wait for the completed venture.”
Andrew Wexham, Classic Specialist at Porsche Centre Leeds, said: “It’s a fantastic opportunity. With my father being a racing driver, I have grown up within the racing circle, spending weekends travelling the length and breadth of the country visiting various circuits. My father is very proud to say that I am working on the Le Mans number 002 GTP, he remembers watching the classic Porsche models at Le Mans and shared his memories with me when I was little and I hope to do the same with my little boy.”
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