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We've been working with Gunther Werks on their headline-grabbing Porsche 993-based 400R. Our Electrocooler classic Porsche A/C kit is fitted to the car, commissioned remotely over Internet link. The remote hookup was made to the Gunther Werks technical base at Rothsport Racing in Oregon. Jonny logged in to the ECU from the UK and tweaked a few settings to make sure it was all ...

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 ...

The latest Porsche 911 hot rod project from Twinspark Racing in the Netherlands features a full installation of our Electrocooler air conditioning system. Based on a 912 chassis with the familiar recipe of RSR body modifications, the Light Grey 2.8 RSR is a very exciting build. "We succeeded with installation of the A/C kit into our 2.8 RSR project based on a 912," says Leon a ...

We are about to deliver the 250th Classic Retrofit CDI+ unit for classic Porsche 911 models. We're delighted that these revolutionary products, proven to deliver power improvements right across the rev range, have become such an integral part of the upgrade process amongst 911 engine builders and Porsche aficionados.  One of the shortfalls of the Bosch CDI is that it has no in ...

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 ...

Classic Retrofit's replacement fuse panels for classic Porsche 911s have proven to be an exceptionally popular upgrade amongst owners who wish to add reliable modern blade fuse technology to their vintage air-cooled Porsches.

 With several hundred of these plug-and-play Porsche fuse boards now in active service beneath factory fuse panel covers, one defining feature of the Cl ...

Classic Retrofit has now shipped the complete first batch of Electrocooler air conditioning kits for classic Porsche 911s to customers all over the world. Thirty happy 911 owners and bespoke Porsche builders are now planning the installation and commissioning of their groundbreaking air conditioning kits. We look forward to hearing more about all of these exciting projects and ...

Original 1967 Porsche 911R coupes are few and far between, but that is exactly what Classic Retrofit was asked to look at for its latest ‘special projects’ prototype. Having already been brought in to create a period ignition for the exceptional 911 replica being built at EB Motorsport in the UK, we were well placed to help the owner of a genuine 911R who wanted to remove CDI b ...

We're delighted to share the first pics of the completed Classic Retrofit air conditioning blower unit, part of our Electrocooler A/C system for vintage Porsche 911s. We're sharing the pics for all of those who had faith and ordered one of our initial production run - the kits will start shipping in the next fortnight as per previous emails. Note the finished end caps in vacuu ...