Porsche Centre Saskatchewan defends title in 2020/2021 Restoration Challenge.
Following our win from the first-ever Porsche Cars Canada’s Classic Restoration Competition, the 2020/2021 Restoration Challenge continues despite program delays forced by the pandemic. This time, the subject of our restoration is a 1960 Porsche 356 Cabriolet.
The winner of the competition will be judged on the use of original parts, the quality of the finished product and a before/after comparison to appreciate the amount of work involved, in addition to all of our marketing efforts.
Vaughn Wyant found the vehicle in California and where everyone else saw junk, he saw beauty. “It was literally delivered to us with bungee cords holding it together,” Vaughn says, “But I’m not interested in what it looked like, I’m interested in the potential of what it could become. It’s a Porsche convertible from the ’60s with an original hardtop, engine, and transmission. It’s going to be magnificent.”
The task at hand.
The restoration team faces a substantial amount of corrosion as the vehicle was stored ‘topless’ for years. Two members of the team spent the better part of two months repairing the metalwork on the body alone. Sourcing original parts has also be complicated, as many of the parts are no longer in circulation. To ensure the vehicle remains period correct, the team has hand-fabricated the majority of these parts.
And, our team is up to the challenge. Team lead Wes Moskwa says once the metalwork was finished the restoration has progressed quite well. “I’m sure we will be hard at work on the car right up until it needs to be loaded for transport – just like the previous contender. This one is a tall order for a complete restoration, never mind complicating it with the rarity of parts and hand fabrication of a good portion of its body.”
The team is unfazed by any additional pressure coming into the restarted competition as the previous year’s winner. Instead, our focus has been on exceeding our own personal standards. Wes says, “There were so many great cars competing in 2019 and we expect everyone to ramp up their restoration quality. We’ll need to do the same to remain competitive alongside them.
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