Porsche elevates its 2000s models to classic status


When does a car go from simply being “used” to becoming a fully fledged classic? According to Porsche, right around the 20-year mark.

Porsche has recently moved control of spares for the 2004–2012 (997-chassis) 911, the 987-chassis Boxster and Cayman (2004–2012), and the first-generation Cayenne over to its Classic Genuine Parts Catalog. It is also offering retro-fit in-car entertainment systems to allow owners of these models to enjoy features such as apps and podcasts that hadn’t been invented when the cars came to market.

The Porsche Classic Communication Management (PCCM) and Porsche Classic Communication Management Plus (PCCM Plus) were first designed for older vehicles and released in 2020, but now after customer demand these systems can provide Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and SiriusXM satellite radio to many more models. Built-in navigation also features, and media can played from a USB stick. With a sizeable 7-inch touchscreen providing trip-computer information, the units are a straight swap for the original head unit and designed to fit in with the modern classics’ dashboard designs. PCCM Plus costs $1475.99 and can be ordered from any Porsche dealership.

Porsche Classic has also taken over care of parts and accessories for the 997-chassis 911, 987 Boxster/Cayman, and 2003–2008 Cayenne, and its catalog contains more than 80,000 genuine components, with the number steadily growing. The department claims it always has 60,000 parts in stock going back to the 1950 356A. If you’re missing a crucial part and it’s not in the catalog, Porsche Classic invites customers to help develop its replacement. A magazine/catalog called Originale is published annually. The magalog not only lists available components but dives into the brand’s history and technology as well.

Porsche reckons that more than 70 percent of the cars it has made remain on the road. With this level of factory support, that’s no surprise. Long may it continue.

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    Confirmed via the Porsche Classic website, unfortunately, the PCM upgrade for 911’s is currently only available for the 997.1 models. If you have a 997.2 (2009 – 2012) you’re/we’re still left waiting 😕.

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