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Project 70 911

The Project 70 911


Since its debut in 1963, the 911 has been at the heart of the Porsche brand. Few other cars in the world can look back on such a long tradition and continuity as the Porsche 911. It has been inspiring car enthusiasts around the world since its debut as the model 901 and today the 911 is considered as the quintessential sports car, the benchmark for all others.

In 2013, Porsche Cars Great Britain celebrated the 50th anniversary of the 911 by racing a classic example of the iconic sports coupé  in historic motorsport. The 1965 short-wheelbase 911 raced under the ‘Project 50’ banner in selected events alongside appearances at larger festivals such as Silverstone Classic.

In 2018, to celebrate 70 years of Porsche, this 911 once again took to the track. Dubbed ‘Project 70’, the car was carefully refurbished and prepared for racing by the four UK Classic Partner Centres, including Porsche Classic Partner Leeds, and Porsche Recommended Repairer Road & Race Restoration.

Over the past year the car has raced in exclusive events including Silverstone Classic, Le Mans Classic, Brands Hatch Festival of Porsche and the Oldtimer Grand Prix at the Nürburgring.

Porsche Classic Partner Leeds is extremely proud to have taken part in this project. Our apprentice technician Stacey Chandler was part of the race support team and Sam Tordoff, who races a number of cars including a classic 356, also took part in the series. Watch the video to find out more.