Classic Retrofit News

Our communication channels have been pretty quiet since June but, behind the scenes, we have been flat out on several projects. The most complex project this year has been scaling up production of our Electrocooler air conditioning kit: taking it from in-house assembly to full factory parts assembly, kit production and direct shipping from our stock control and distribution par ...

Classic Retrofit Electrocooler air conditioning technology kept Alois Ruf and the brand new Ruf CTR Yellowbird cool on the 2018 Mille Miglia. Held earlier this month over the traditional Brescia-Rome-Brescia route, the event ran from May 16-19th, with the latest Ruf CTR invited as a special guest participant. More than 450 entries were listed on the provisional start list, wit ...

We're proud to say that Classic Retrofit has hit the magic 1,000-like point on Facebook. It is amazing that our sporadic social media shares from the coalface of cutting-edge upgrades for classic car mechanicals have earned the attention of more than one thousand like-minded followers.  We appreciate that many of our customers and would-be patrons are not active on social medi ...

New product development is a key part of what gets us out of bed in the morning. We are always working on new technology and testing interesting new ideas for our own use, or for our research and development clients. The current products in test include our latest alternator project. Designed, machined and assembled here in the UK, this product is a proper game-changer, produc ...

The full Classic Retrofit product range has been added to this classic Porsche 911 SC Targa rally car, which is currently en route to South America for the 3rd Maya Classic Rally. Built by the respected Ferrari specialists at Rechsteiner Racing in Switzerland, the car has had a thorough preparation for this epic event, which will cover eight countries in thirty days. "We have ...

This month's GT Porsche magazine features the story of our road trip to Germany earlier this year, where we toured to Bavaria to meet with Alois Ruf and team at Ruf Automobile Gmbh, and then toured on to the Porsche Museum for a whistlestop visit before coming back to the UK. This enjoyable and very successful visit paved the way for an ongoing technical partnership with the i ...

Our trip to California, visiting some of the many Porsche specialists who have been sending great feedback on our products and launching our all new Electrocooler classic Porsche 911 air conditioning system at the LA Lit Show is going very well so far! Yesterday was open day at the Pelican Parts Porsche emporium, and we were delighted to road test the Electrocooler display tab ...

Our new website is up and running along with this blog.  Lots of projects going on at the moment so keep checking back to see what we're up to. The SC is running great at the moment after a recent rolling road session.  Recently snapped by Antony Fraser for an article in 911 & Porsche World. ...