As a car manufacturer famous for producing models that run like a Swiss watch, it shouldn’t be a surprise that Porsche actually started life as an automotive consultancy that designed everything from motorcycles to tanks, including the iconic Volkswagen Beetle, but never made a car of its own.
That didn’t happen until 1947, when in a desperate attempt to keep the company afloat in the shortage of parts that followed the Second World War, Ferry Porsche assembled the very first Porsche model out of spare Volkswagen parts in an Austrian sawmill.
Those days of making do and improvising are long behind the famous German marque, and the company soon expanded to become one of Germany’s most valuable car makers, but the brand retains that sense of shed-built perfection that has endeared it to millions of motorists around the world. Porsche tinkered and experimented with their vehicles, pioneering the rear-engine layout and air cooling, before settling on a design which has stood the test of time and resulted in some of the most enduring models ever built such as the 911.
In stereotypical German fashion the Porsche is the perfectionist’s car, which is something that appeals to us and to classic car connoisseurs throughout the world, but with excellent precision and time honoured methods to ensure that every car has that famous balanced performance for which Porsches are famous. That’s why we at Carrosserie love working on Porsche restoration projects, and why we’re fully equipped with all of the knowledge and experience of Porsche models needed to carry out any kind of project, from minor bodywork all the way to a full nut and bolt rebuild.
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