Queen of parts: the latest collectible from Porsche
Inside the latest edition of collectible classic lifeline ‘Originale’
The sixth edition of the Porsche Classic catalogue is now available for free from Porsche Classic Partners and Porsche Centres.
‘ORIGINALE #06’ is the final edition of the series, subtitled ‘Teile, Typen, Technik’ (parts, models and technology). These catalogues are designed in the style of a classic workshop manual and have long been a collector’s item.
Alongside original spare parts and accessories, ORIGINALE also features intriguing stories behind the production and testing procedures of individual parts, illustrated with photos and typographical elements. Each edition has its own unique style of images, with unusual illustrations of original parts and the design drawing of one specific part on the front cover. Furthermore, the spine of each catalogue is finished in an original paint colour and backed in linen. The 125-page magazine is currently available in German, English, French, Italian, Spanish and Dutch.
“The ORIGINALE catalogue concept is an informative and emotive way for us to present our extensive range of parts for our vintage cars and newer models,” explains Ulrike Lutz, Head of Porsche Classic. “We deliberately took an approach which would meet with the enthusiasm of our customers and fans. Around 300,000 copies of the first five editions were sent out to customers and fans around the world – the demand confirms the concept. The sixth edition now rounds off the first series. The next editions will follow in 2021 with a redesigned concept.”
The sixth edition focusses on the original 911, built from 1965 to 1973, with particular attention given to the short wheelbase models. The tail light of the original 911 is illustrated on the front cover and the spine is Irish green, Ferry Porsche’s favourite colour. Other features include lettering and logos across Porsche’s history, the manufacturing of a crankcase and the OEM hand lamp which has been upgraded and is once again available as an accessory. There are even updates on current restoration projects in which Porsche Classic is involved.
Meanwhile, for owners looking to update their modern classic Porsche, the catalogue also presents the navigation and infotainment options now available – Porsche Classic Communication Management and Porsche Classic Communication Management Plus (for vehicles with 2-DIN slot). They combine an original, true-to-the-period Porsche design with the latest functions such as touchscreen, onboard navigation, DAB+ (Europe) and Apple CarPlay. The PCCM Plus also supports the use of GOOGLE® Android Auto. In a supporting piece of editorial, Porsche Chief Designer Michael Mauer explains why, without the past, we cannot look to the future.
To mark the milestone sixth edition of ‘Originale’, Porsche is offering an exclusive opportunity to collect all the previous editions, some of which are already out of print, in a high-quality and practical collector’s slipcase. This special edition is limited to 5,000 copies and will be given away worldwide.