Porsche Classic Restoration Challenge 2022

September 8th, 2022 by

For the first time ever, Porsche Beaverton entered in its very first Porsche Classic Restoration Challenge amongst over 40 dealerships across the nation.

The 2022 Challenge ran from November 22, 021 through July 31, 2022. This long project gave ample time for dealers to locate cars, design their restoration, and outline communication plans. In addition to the restoration, the entire restoration process was documented and shared with customers via social media and small focused events throughout the project period.

Our Project Car: 2003 911 C2 Targa

“The Targa is neither a coupe nor a convertible.”

That’s how Ferry Porsche, son of the founder of this sports-car company, characterized the first Targa back in 1965, when the concept vehicle debuted in Frankfurt.

Since then the 911 Targa has evolved into a coupe with a gigantic glass sunroof. This 996 boasted all the upgrades enjoyed by the 911 line for 2002. To wit: a 3.6-liter engine (up from 3.4) with a new VarioCam Plus valve-timing system that helps lift output to 315 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque.


Engine: 3.6-liter VarioCam plus

Power: 315 hp

Torque: 273 lb-ft

Weight: 3,119 lbs

0-60mph: 4.8 sec

996 Highlights

Our restoration project highlights many of the unique OEM parts and customization options that a Porsche client can choose from. Right away, the Targa omits a subtle swagger with a fresh Tobacco Metallic paint job.

Our Targa exterior adopted a brand new GT3 front bumper, GT3 Wing and Trunk and Cup 2 side skirts. The exterior also boasts Sport Classic 2 wheels (2 piece wheel with the faces painted Tobacco Metallic and barrels finished in gloss black) and a GT3 brake upgrade (gloss black calipers with Tobacco Metallic PORSCHE lettering).

The suspension of the vehicle was upgraded using GT3 coilovers with motorsport hats, GT3 knuckles, upper and lower LCA’s, and GT3 front and rear sway bars.

The vehicle’s interior has an abundance of Alcantara details, including a GT3 steering wheel and GT3 shift knob as well as custom finished dash and doors. The seats were refinished in Cognac leather.

Finally, the newly restored Targa received PCCM Plus and a sport exhaust with custom color exhaust tips.


2003 911 C2 Targa

Porsche Beaverton entry vehicle on display at Area West Classic Restoration Car Show at Werks Reunion in Monterey, California.

Porsche Beaverton is already making plants to participate in next year’s 2023 Classic Restoration Challenge. What should we restore next?

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