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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 ...

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 ...