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Historic Porsche 911 racer Rob down in Sydney, Australia is one of our earliest customers. Rob races a 1969 Porsche 911T with the CDI+ unit on board and has enjoyed a useful run of reliability as a result of switching to our modern ignition unit.  "I've have had the CDI unit in the car for over a year now and it has performed faultlessly," says Rob. "The car fires right up w ...

We've been getting from great feedback from our friend Domingos in Portugal who switched his Porsche 911 SC rally car to Classic Retrofit's CDI+ direct replacement ignition unit for ageing Bosch CDI units as seen on so many classic air-cooled Porsche 911s. "The first event with CDI+ was Rally de Portugal Historic at the end of 2016," says Domingos. "It was a successful outing. ...

We're big fans of the Youtube Porsche restoration channel "Home Built by Jeff". Jeff is one of those people who can turn his hand to just about anything and a perfect example of the classic 'man-in-a-shed sort of owner that we often envisage when designing our products - simply because we are that guy. We were delighted to start a conversation with Jeff regarding his ongoing P ...

Following an overwhelmingly positive reception at its recent launch in Los Angeles, Classic Retrofit’s Electrocooler A/C system for Porsche 911s to 1989 is now available to order.  Priced at £2995 plus shipping (and VAT where appropriate), the lightweight and efficient system comes with everything required to carry out a standard install on any air-cooled Porsche 911 up to 198 ...

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 ...

The Classic Retrofit electric A/C system for vintage Porsche 911s launches at the LA Lit Show today and the order books are officially open! For all those who can't make it to Los Angeles, here's a list of frequently asked questions for the Electrocooler system. Contact us with anything not mentioned. This system retails at £2995 plus taxes (approx $3700 plus US sales taxes). ...

Early ‘sneak peek’ photos of Classic Retrofit’s all-new electric air conditioning kit for early Porsche 911s - a.k.a. Electrocooler - shared ahead of the kit’s official launch at the LA Lit Show on March 4, have enjoyed an incredible response on social media.“Electrocooler has generated huge interest amongst Porsche enthusiasts,” says Jonny Hart, Classic Retrofit MD. “So many p ...

Classic Retrofit replacement fuse panels for vintage Porsche 911 models are the highest quality you can buy. We only use top quality components in all our products, as that is a big part of keeping our promise of reliability for all Classic Retrofit customers. Our fuse panels use the best quality US-made screw terminals and German-made Pudenz fuse holders. Our PCB is a custom- ...

Classic Retrofit’s CDI+ ignition upgrade for classic Porsche 911 has just achieved another milestone, clocking up 10,300 reliable miles in 35 days of driving on the Pan-American Friendship Rally. Fitted to Andy Graham’s 1969 911S, the CDI+ unit covered an impressive daily average of 300 miles on its epic adventure. Competitors on the fifty-day rally, which included fifteen non- ...

As we approach the sale of the 100th Classic Retrofit CDI+ ignition unit for air-cooled Porsche 911s, we're marking the occasion by announcing a limited-time package deal on our CDI upgrade ignition box and replacement fuse panels.“We’re delighted with the resounding success of our CDI+ ignition unit, suitable for Porsche 911s from 1969-1989,” says Classic Retrofit's Jonny Hart ...