Porsche treats us to pristine restoration of famed 911 image

The German automaker, through its arm Porsche Classic, has decided to make us giddy fans with this restoration of the 911 2.5 S/T, which is the model that won the Le Mans back in the day.

The intricate restoration process took a whopping two years for the experts at Porsche Classic to complete it – but now we have the beautiful 911 2.5 S/T returned to its former self, with the car now tasked to tour lots of exhibitions. The first public appearance will be during the ongoing Techno Classica in Essen where visitors can actually see in the metal the exact same car that won in its class during the 1972 edition of the Le Mans endurance race. A collector in the US found the vehicle in “rally dilapidated condition” a few years back and the experts over at Porsche Classic took their time due to the grueling conditions. The model had been converted previously into a “G-model” and had also been damaged in a crash. Corrosion also took its toll and the roof was so far gone it had to be entirely replaced – the same happened with the tank bottom.

Now that the body is back to its former self, corrosion will be kept at bay using a cathodic dip painting (CDP) coating and afterwards the model was also given its original light yellow hue (code 117) back. The 911 2.5 S/T is today considered the direct predecessor of the 911 Carrera 2.8 RSR and was developed to fight in group 3 races consisting of series GT vehicles as well as in group 4 races with modified GT cars.