There’s nothing quite like owning a classic Porsche and, as there aren’t many of them about, maintaining them is essential to keep them on our roads. The cost of maintenance can often put people off investing in classic Porsches but, due to their increasing value over time, it doesn’t have to be a determining factor.
If you’re looking for a robust classic car, the Porsches from the 1980s are a safe bet and there are no stronger models than the 911s of this era. By the 80s, Porsche had perfected its 911s and ironed out the previous faults, making them extremely reliable. As well as this, these cars are probably the most iconic of the time with their 3.3 litre turbocharged engines.
Tune-up every other year
There’s no two ways about it: classic cars need regular servicing. A tune-up every other year should take care of any underlying issues before they become more serious. Classics such as the 1980s 911s are coming up to 40 years old, so it’s inevitable that they will have faults. For example, your master cylinders and brake callipers are likely to go at some point during your ownership.
Buying a classic Porsche is undoubtedly an investment: one year you could be paying around a thousand pounds to keep it on the road, whereas the next you could need to pay out tens of thousands for a new clutch, tyres and other parts. However you could argue that this comes with owning and enjoying a classic car, and the costs do tend to average out over time.
Oil changes once a year
The most common service requirement for a classic Porsche is an oil change around once a year. This ensures optimum care of classic engines to keep them lubricated and running smoothly.
New tyres every four years
It’s recommended that you should replace the tyres on your classic Porsche every four or so years to ensure your ride remains smooth.
Ensure your classic car is kept safely tucked in a garage when not in use, preferably with the correct car cover. This will prevent abrasion and damage from the elements (amongst other things!), which will quickly decrease the value of your Porsche.
Of course, it’s important to weigh up the pros and cons of owning a classic car and expense is always going to be near the top of the “cons” list. However, classic Porsche owners must bear in mind that these cars will always at least retain or increase in value if they are well-maintained as, let’s face it, everyone wants to own a Classic 911!
If you’re looking for a Porsche specialist to entrust your classic car to, look no further than Porsche Conversions in Essex. Our highly-trained technicians have carried out restorations and repairs on a huge portfolio of classic Porsches. Get in touch with us today on 020 8500 9228 to discuss your options!