Open to visitors from Wednesday 7th to Sunday 11th February, the 2018 edition of Rétromobile held in Paris at the Porte de Versailles Exhibition Park has been a real success. In particular, and in recognition of its 70th anniversary, the Porsche cars at the 2018 Rétromobile made for a particularly impressive spectacle.
For any classic car enthusiast, this event is a very special occasion allowing event attendees to get up close to some of the most legendary and rare classic road and race cars, many of which are in original condition. Visitors from around the world could be seen exploring the exhibits over the five days, all of which confirms that the Rétromobile has become, in the last few years, one of the most important international classic events on the calendar.
Other important international classic car exhibitions today include: Classic Motorshow (Birmingham), Motorclassica (Melbourne), Concours d’Elegance (Pebble Beach), Retro Classics (Stuttgart), Le Mans Classic or the Goodwood Revival, to mention just a few.
This event, the 43rd running of the Rétromobile, saw more than 650 cars on show by classic car restoration garages or for sale by specialised auction companies. Moreover, car manufactures, such as Porsche, had their own display stands and in particular to show their special departments dedicated to classic car restoration and original parts management.
At the Rétromobile, the Porsche Classic stand demonstrated the way in which a Porsche classic owner could restore and maintain his car in its original condition, thanks not only to an impressive stock (52,000 parts available), but also their specialised tools to assist in this maintenance.
Porsche classic cars today include all the 356, 914, all the 911s air cooled from the F-model up to the 993 and 959, the transaxle models 924, 944, 928 and the 968, and also the Boxster 986 and the first 996 water-cooled models. In 2016, the Carrera GT supercar also became a Porsche Classic collection car.
Written by: Lucian Sonea
Images by: Lucian Sonea