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Porsche 964 Backdate – CC1 – Part 3

Now our Porsche 964 backdate project: CC1 has progressed and starts to look like a Porsche. It actually looks really like a F model as was the original intention of backdating. This project is still very much work in progress. The front and rear fenders

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SPA Six Hour Race 2021

Our racing project started in late 2017 from zero. I said then that if we start this, then in 3 years we will be driving in SPA. Everybody including myself thought the man has got crazy. We worked hard the 3 years and we wanted

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PORSCHE 964 BACKDATE – CC1 – PART 2

Our 964 CC1 backdate project is progressing. Now the main welding work is done and the car has got its black paint which is the same color as the original car. After painting the big changes in the chassi are getting somehow more discreet. The

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Domestic Race Season 2021

Our season 2021 started with full bare metal maintenance of the car during the winter brake. It was time to do it. We had driven the car 9000 track km during the last 3 years and counting from year 2000 the car had about 21.000

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Porsche Festival 2021

The Porsche Festival 2021 was held successfully at Alastaro racetrack despite still ongoing Covid situation. Carrera Classic participated to the event with an own small exhibition area. We showed some of our restored cars and we had  the rebuild 964 3,8 liter engine conversion with

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Wednesday Driving

The Vaasa Classic Car Club is a very active club. It is well known for its large classic car museum which has been open since beginning of the 1980´s. The museum has large collection of all kinds engines and different kinds of vehicles: Passenger cars,

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Porsche 964 Backdate – CC1 – PART 1

We have been working now for good 6 months with a fascinating Porsche 964 backdating project. This project has got a project name CC1. We started with a complete and well running 964 C2 which we sourced together with the client. The first step in

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This is Green in Two Ways

In late fall 2020 we got ready this very original 1971 model Porsche 911 E. We made a full bare metal restoration, even the car was in good drivable condition. This car was from its original condition one of the best cars we have ever

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Driving Simulator for early 911

The Covid pandemic surprised us all in spring 2020 and changed our lives in many ways. In our case, among other things it cancelled most of the 2020 race season which we had planned ahead. This was the trigger to get a racing simulator. We

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Importance of Driving Data

We started our journey in racing driving seriously in 2018. The first step was the Finnish circuit driving license. This is a compulsory step if you want to drive in any real circuit race. It is about the rules, signal flacks and good behavior on

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912 – AGAIN READY FOR THE RACE

In 1965 Porsche 912 was the cheaper variant of the new Porsche 911 model line with the 4 cylinder 1,6 liter engine derived from the previous 356 models. In the late 1960´s 912 became a very popular rally car due to its better weight balance

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2.0 Liter Cup Test Session

We were planning to participate to the Peter Auto 2.0 Liter Cup races in Spa in May and Dijon in June. Our team with elite drivers Risto Virtanen and Markus Palttala and gentleman driver Jussi Itävuori were ready for the race, but then Corona came

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Race Season 2020

Historic racing season 2020 was seriously affected by the coronavirus in particular for our plans for European races. We had prepared to participate to the Peter Auto 2.0 liter Cup Races in Spa in May and in Dijon in June. On the way back we

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2019/2020 Customer Projects

Carrera Classic was originally restoring cars only for its own collection and then later cars for sale. In 2018 we decided to start doing external customer projects in addition to our own projects. I winter 2019/2020 we worked already more for the customer projects than

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Fuchs Wheels – Short History

Fuchs wheels are essential part of Porsche history and the visual image of a Porsche 911. Fuchs alloy wheels where a major step in wheel technology in the mid 1960. In September 1963, Porsche had presented the 911 and wanted to equip the most powerful

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1965 Porsche 911 at Kymiring

Porsche Sports Cup Weekend was organised by Porsche Racing Club Finland at the new Kymiring racetrack in August 7-8. 2020. Kymiring is the new Finnish race track opened in 2020. The track is 4600 m long and it is classified to the highest FIA and

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Sawo – Engine Mounts!

The summer 2020 was very different summer because of the continuing Corona virus concerns. We at Carrera Classic were also living completely in our own safe bubble in the middle of the woods until mid July before we had any visitors, or before we participated

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Dream Car –
Carrera 3.2

The customer had a dream. The dream was a classic Porsche which also would be good for daily driving if needed. After years of studying the models and after changing his mind several times between different aircooled Porche generations the decision was finaly made. It

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Webasto

The classic Porsches are often considered as vehicles only for the warm summer days, but this doesn’t need to be true. Winter driving has at least two challenges. One is driving the car on icy roads and the other one is the relatively modest heating

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London Classic Car Show

February 2020 marked the new edition of The London Classic Car Show. The show is firmly established as one of the must-attend events for discerning classic car owners, collectors, experts and enthusiasts in UK. Relocated in Kensington at the Olympia, you won’t get lost on

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Zell am See

Our friend Ville Pekka Mäkelä proved that a classic Porsche is a good car also for a longer trip in Europe even during the winter. He had decided to drive trough Germany and Austria for a skiing trip to the well known Austrian resort of

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Rally Porsche

We have been restoring for a while an original 1967 model 912 factory rally car from Sweden. In our first picture this very car is on the ice track in the 1967 KAK Rally. The car will be ready in the coming months and we

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1965 Steering Wheel

Carrera Classic bought this Rubin Red 1965 model Porsche 911 in 2015. When we saw this car for the first time, it was a real “barn find” from USA. The car was taken out of the container in the very same condition that it was

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White is ready!

This White Beauty is now ready for the road. Carrera Classic has been working for three years with the full restoration of this original matching numbers 911. This White Ivory car is one of the first 1966 model cars and produced in September 1965. The

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Wedding Glamour !

Our friends Christina and Daniel were married at end of June 2019 in the historic and romantic church of Mustasaari in the Old Vaasa. This church was originally built in 1776 as a court house and it was converted to a church after the big

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Velodromloppet 2019

Finnish classic car magazin Mobilisti published a collection of articles of the legendary Velodromloppet at Gellerås racing track in Karlskoga, Sweden. Gellerås racing track was build in beginning of 1950´s and it is essential part of Swedish racing history e.g. the home for the famous

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Aircooled Porsche Engine Rebuilds

Carrera Classic and Pukema Engineering from Oulunsalo, Finland have co-operated several years in developing and building aircooled Porsche engines for Carrera Classićs late 60’s and early 70’s cars and now later also for customer cars. We are now working in even more closer relationship and

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8th Generation Porsche 911 is 992

Porsche introduced in early 2019 the 8 th generation of Porsche 911 which is still in its main design concept the same car as it was when originally introduced in 1963 in Frankfurt carshow. The visual image of the car is still recognizable as 911,

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Historic Race Season Opens

The European historic race season was started April 5-7. at the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit in a nice spring weather. Peter Auto is organizing this year 6 major classic circuit races on the big, F1 tracks around continental Europe. The tracks include many iconic tracks like SPA,

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Classic Data Finland

Classic Data is the oldest, largest and best known organization in Europe doing assesments of the classic cars and giving professional opinion of the values of the cars. Classic Data Finland (www.classicdata.fi) is operating under the wing of Classic Data Marktbeobactung Gmbh in Germany. Each

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Kauppalehti Optio

READ THE PRINTED ARTICLE HERE! Finnish business magazine Kauppalehti Optio did a visit to the “secretative world” of Porsche restoration in the green forests of Finnish Ostrobotnia in August 2018. The story of editor Heikki Haapavaara and the great pictures taken by their photographer Pekka

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RENNSPORT REUNION VI

Porsche passion fueled a record turnout of fans in end of September at Rennsport Reunion VI, the world’s largest Porsche festival. This time the event at the historical Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, California was even bigger than before: Four days and official attendance of

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Salon Prive 2018

Salon Privé, now in its 13th consecutive year, is one of the longest-running and most established automotive events in the UK. It is also a luxurious garden party set on the backdrop of “Britains Greatest Palace”, Blenheim Palace close to the historical town of Oxford.

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GULF Historic Race Cup

Carrera Classic team has now completed its first season in the Finnish Historic Racing series. Gulf Historic Race Cup. This series is in total 8 races which are driven during four weekends on different Finnish circuits. The first race was in May at Kemora, second

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We do also Customer Porsches

Carrera Classic has been working for the last 6 years restoring our own cars to our own collection and then for sale. On request of many of our friends from the world of classic Porsches we have decided to open our doors also for customer

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Porsche GT3 CUP car on track

Carrera Classic has been organizing open track days since 2015 at Botniaring. This year the event was a bit different than before. We organized the event together with Relaa Racing from Kauhajoki. Relaa Racing has participated to the Finnish and Nordic circuit races with Porsches

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Classic Le Mans

Carrera Classic had the pleasure to visit first time the most important classic race in the word. Le Mans Classic 2018 was organized on 6-8 July at the famous 38-turn, 13,6 km Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans in France. This every second year

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Mission completed!

Carrera Classic has been working 3 years with the full restoration of this beautiful Orange, in Porsche language Tangerine, 1969 model 911 S. The car has gone trough a 2000 hour bare metal restoration even the car was in good drivable condition before the start.

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New Classic car Magazine

New Finnish classic car magazine “Autostrada” was published last weekend at the Classic Motorshow event in Lahti. This magazine is published by Markus Nieminen together with his colleaques Juhani Anttila and Antti Reenpää who all have been classic car enthusiast for decades. In total they

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Sound of Webasto Heater

The first generation Porsche 911 cars had an option for the Webasto heaters. Even it was only an option it looks that most if not all the short wheelbase cars (1965-1968) have had this option. The Webasto heater type was P1018. We have worked with

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Classic Porsche 911 on ICE

We had a great possibility to test our 1965 Porsche 911 race car on a closed ice circuit in Finland in February. This was also the first test of our second Rugen build FIA race engine and the new gearbox which we had installed during

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Techno Classica 2018

Carrera Classic visited the annual Techno Classica fair at Essen in Germany in the end of March. The show is one of the most important international trade fairs for vintage cars and modern classics. Porsche Classic was well presented in the fair with more than

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Classic Porsches race at Mallorca

Carrera Classic had the opportunity to participate to the start event of XIV Rally Classico in the fantastic yacht harbor of Puerto Portals outside Palma de Majorca on March 8th 2018. This rally is one of the key events in the European classic rally circuit.

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Tekniikan Maailma: Carrera Classic

Leading Finnish technical magazine Tekniikan Maailma published a large, 10 page article (in Finnish) written by Tapani Mäkinen about Carrera Classic and restoration of the classic Porches. This article tells first about the history of the founders and the background of Carrera Classic. The article

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Visiting Canepa

There is no place like Canepa in the world. Where else can you find a showroom with the world’s finest Porsches alongside a complete on-premise restoration facility, a private motorsport museum, a workshop dedicated to the support of historic racecars, and an innovative custom vehicle

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Moottori: Racer and Gentleman

Finnish car magazine Moottori participated to the Carrera Classic trackday in August at Botniaring. They published a very nice article and pictures in their web version on our two 1965 911 ́s written and photographed by Aake Kinnunen. He told in short the story of

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Botniaring Trackday 2017

Carrera Classic organized the already traditional trackday at Botniaring race-track on Friday 4th of August. We were about 40 of us spending the day at the track. This year we had a lot of new friends who represented Finnish classic Porsche racers and collectors working

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Powered by Rugen

Carrera Classic racecar project to rebuild the old 1965 911 FIA racing car to the highest possible specification was done together with Manfred Rugen Motorentechnik. In spring 2016 Jurgen Barth had introduced us to Manfred Rugen who has been the last 20 years the leading

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Techno Classica, Essen 2017

Carrera Classic team visited Techno Classica fair in Essen 6-7.4. 2017. Techno Classica is the largest classic car fair in Europe and very likely in the whole world. This time there were close to 200.000 visitors, 21 exhibition halls with 1250 exhibitors including dealers, clubs,

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Moottori magazine: Prins Bertil´s Porsche 911

The largest Finnish motoring magazine MOOTTORI published in April 2017 a large article written by Jussi Saarinen (in Finnish) about Carrera Classic and restoration of the Prins Bertil´s Porsche 911. The article outlines the story of this very special Porsche 911 with the meticulous two

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Porsche Club Finland Magazine: 997 GT3 RS 4.0

Porsche Club Finland Magazine (1/2017) published a story about the 2011 997 GT3 RS 4.0 using the pictures of the car in Carrera Classic collection. This article (in Finnish) written by ArttuToivonen, describes the history of Porsche Limited Edition models over the years. Luxury car

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Porsche Museum – 909 Bergspyder and 935

While visiting Retro Classics in Stuttgart we also to visited the Porsche Museum as we were in the same town. Immediately next to the headquarters of Porsche in Stuttgart in Zuffenhausen, you can find one of the most spectacular car museums in the world. Porsche

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Retro Classics 2017, Stuttgart

Retro Classics in Stuttgart in southern Germany has clearly established itself as a central meeting place for the classic car scene in southern Germany and its starts to compete with Techno Classica in Essen about the title of greatest or largest classic car show in

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Carrera Classic Open Day

Carrera Classic organized an open evening for the classic Porsche enthusiast from the Ostrobothnia area on Thursday August 18th at our base close to Vaasa. Despite of the low key invitation we had a big group of enthusiastic Porsche people arriving with their own fantastic Porsches,

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Total911: Company Profile of Carrera Classic

Major UK Porsche magazine Total911 published in their July edition (Issue142) a three page company profile of Carrera Classic and the same article as an web version on August 16th on their website. This article is explaining the history and business model of Carrera Classic as

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Carrera Classic Track Day

Carrera Classic organized a track and test day at the Botniaring racing track on Wednesday July 27. We were first driving the track cars: the 964 C4 LW, 964 RS and the GT3 RS 4.0 in their own environment. This year we were lucky with

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Porsche Club Finland Magazine: Carrera 2.7

Porsche Club Finland Magazine (2/2016) published a story about the Carrera Classic 1974 Carrera 2.7. This article (in Finnish) written by ArttuToivonen, describes the Carrera 2.7 as the “Crown Prince” to the original 1973 Carrera 2.7 RS, which became a legend at its time and later

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Techno-Classica 2016, Essen

As in earlier years Carrera Classic attended to the world largest fair for classic cars, the Tecno-Classica in Essen on 6-10.4. 2016. This year in total 201.000 car enthusiasts came to Essen to share their passion. The highlight of the fair for us was the

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Tekniikan maailma 02/2016

The major Finnish technical magazine Tekniikanmaailma (2/16) published an story written by Markus Nieminen (in Finnish) of the 964 C4 Lightwight with the heading “Barths` Special”. The article is telling about the history of the car starting from the interest of the American customers in the late 1980´s

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Porsche Club Finland Magazine: 964 C4 Lightbau

Porsche Club Finland Magazine (4/2015) published a story about the Carrera Classic 964 Carrera 2 Lightweight or Leichbau as the car was called in Germany. This article (in Finnish) “The only one like this” is written by Arttu Toivonen and goes deep to the history

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MOBILISTI Magazine: Porsche Carrera 2

Finnish MOBILISTI magazine (7/2015) published a interesting history story of the Carrera Classic Porsche 356 Carrera 2 (in Finnish). This article was written by Markus Nieminen and it went to the detail to the over 50 years  long history of this particular car which is very

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Porsche Club Finland Magazine: 356 Carrera 2

Porsche Club Finland Magazine (3/2015) published an interesting story written by Arttu Toivonen about the Porsche 356 Carrera 2. The article is a very good  and deep story of the history of this very special model and its very special engine. By reading the article (in Finnish) you

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Total911: 2.4 S vs. 2.7 Carrera

Total911 published an article by Josh Barnett comparing the Carrera Classic white 2.4 liter 911 S and the orange 2.7 Liter Carrera 2.7. This comparison is interesting as this was the change of guard in 1973/1974 from the “last” classic 911 F-series to the new G-series sur cette

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Porsche Rennsport Reunion V – Laguna Sega, California

Carrera Classic attended to the Porsche Rennsport Reunion V at Laguna Seca race track in California on 25 – 27.9. 2015. This is the largest gathering of historic Porsche racecars and drivers in the world. The event takes place every three years. This time there

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Total911: 964 RS vs. C4 LIGHTWEIGHT

Total911 published an article by Josh Barnett comparing the Carrera Classic 964 RS and 964 C4 LW at Botniaring. In the article the cars were driven by Josh and Jurgen Barth. These 964 racing cars are important part of the Porsche engineering and racing history and probably the

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Carrrera Classic track day with Jurgen Barth

Carrera Classic organized a track day at Botniaring in Western part of Finland on July 22. The main event of the day was to reunite Jurgen with the super rare Porsche 964 C4 LW which he had delivered himself personally to the customer in Weissach. The major British

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