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Restored Porsche is first finalist in pride of ownership display

Published 02 October 2017

A restored 1973 Porsche 914-4 is the first finalist in this year’s pride of ownership competition – held at the NEC classic motor show in November.

The car, which is owned by Paul Hibbert from Barnsley, is one of 20 classics taking part in the event, which is held over the weekend of 10-12 November.

Paul bought the 914 in October 2016 and spent the next few months overhauling it. A fan of air cooled classics, Paul had previously restored a Volkswagen Beetle but had been looking for a Porsche 914 for ages.

‘The car has undergone a bare metal restoration over the past four months in the bodyshop,’ explains Paul. ‘It’s now immaculate, having had new interior trim and all the seats reupholstered, and only has 17,000km on the clock. It’s like brand new and I can’t wait to show it off at the NEC.’

Paul Hibbert Porsche Rear

Exported to California after two years in Germany, the found its way back to Belgium where it was restored and used regularly until 2015. Previous owners include a Porsche mechanic from Leeds, who rebuilt the engine. 

The pride of ownership celebrates the passion of the owners. Previous winners include a family owned Metro City, a boat-tailed handmade Packard, and a Triumph Spitfire.

The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, returns to Birmingham’s NEC from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 November. For more information and to book tickets, visit www.necclassicmotorshow.com.

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