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2020: the year that wasn’t…

Prill Porsche - Christmas 2020

This time last year I said that the year ahead looked interesting, and interesting it has been, but in a way that no one could possibly have predicted—a world dominated by a global pandemic that has affected all our lives with unpredictable consequences.

Most of us have never before had to face a worldwide emergency, and thankfully so. Now that we have a vaccine hopefully the world can start getting back to normal again. Let’s also hope that it will be a new normal and we can make the world a better place post-Covid.

In the light of such a serious situation that has cost so many lives and changed other lives forever I am not going to comment on the classic car market, events or business. Suffice to say we are privileged to work within a great community and are grateful to remain busy. Our industry is worth £7.2 billion annually to the UK economy and much more to the wider world economy, so it has a big role in the economic recovery ahead.

Those of us who have remained well and have not been too badly affected should be very grateful. For those of you who have suffered ill health, lost loved ones or struggled in business you have our deepest sympathy.

Let’s look forward to a better year to come. A year in which we will get back to enjoying our cars and the events we all love, and can be thankful that we are able to.

Thank you to all of our clients and friends. Be safe, be well and be prosperous in 2021.

Best wishes in this holiday season.

The Prill Porsche Classics Team

Prill Porsche Classics – Reaction to Covid-19

Prevention and preparedness

Prill Porsche Classics is open for business as usual and as far as possible operating normally. We are monitoring and following government guidelines and we have adopted a cleaning and hygiene regime in accordance with suggested good practice.

We continue to provide all of our services and as far as possible the workshop is operating normally. Obviously we have a limited influence on external suppliers and providers but as far as possible we will continue to provide all of our services and we are currently operating our normal business hours.

The situation regarding 2020 events is constantly changing and the 2020 motorsport is already a mix of cancellations and postponements. We are constantly monitoring the situation to ensure we are able and ready to provide our usual level of support to our customers when required.

Visits are by appointment only but of course we are always available by telephone or email.

These are unprecedented times and we sincerely hope you all stay safe and well.

Yours sincerely,

Prill Porsche Classics

Merry Christmas from the team at Prill Porsche Classics

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2018 is almost behind us and as we move forward into 2019, our 23rd year in the business, we can reflect on what has been a great 70th anniversary year for Porsche. We were present at most of the major anniversary events, the highlights of which were the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Brands Hatch Festival and Rennsport VI all of which were truly amazing celebrations for the marque. Working with Porsche on the Rennsport committee was a great experience as well.

We are in a period of transition in the classic car market. Classic car values have come down and Porsches have not been immune to this trend. Some would see this as negative but the market was overheating and that is not good either so I for one remain positive about the future. Hopefully owners will get back to driving and enjoying their cars more because that is what they were built for.

Our workshop remains busy across all of the services that we provide and before we know it the new race season will be upon us too. We will kick off in April with the Goodwood Members’ Meeting when there will be another opportunity to see some iconic Porsche racing cars in action.

On behalf of all of the team here at Prill Porsche Classics we send you Season’s Greetings and wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

Best wishes.


Andy Prill


Article in Esses Magazine on Andy Prill’s 20th year at Laguna Seca

We were delighted to read this interesting article published in the December 2017 edition of Esses magazine about Andy Prill’s 20th year at Laguna Seca.  The Esses magazine is the official magazine of the Early 911S Registry, published quarterly –


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Short film on Prill Porsche Classics

Just before Christmas we were visited by Jeremy Heslup, Director of Valkyr Films.  Jeremy and his colleague Nima spent the day with us and we are pleased to be able to share the result with you. Many thanks to Jeremy and Nima for such an interesting and beautifully produced film.  Hope you enjoy it…

Credit: Valkyr Films and Praemio Productions

Automotive Engineer/Restorer

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced automotive engineer to join our successful historic automotive engineering company. We are particularly looking for candidates with automotive restoration experience. We are one of the world’s leading classic Porsche specialists and have a world-wide reputation for high quality work in restoration, servicing, engine and gearbox building, race preparation and support.

Prior experience working on the Porsche marque is not essential but candidates must be able to demonstrate a proven track record in a similar role. We expect candidates to have excellent communication skills, work under their own initiative and as part of a team. This is an opportunity to join a dynamic and growing team.

Competitive salary based on skills and experience. This is a full time post.

Send your CV and a covering letter to Mrs Siobhan Prill, Prill Porsche Classics, PO Box 12252, Halstead, Essex CO9 9AW or by email to

Prill Porsche Classics at the Spa Six Hours (16-18 September 2016)

The longest and hardest endurance race for classic cars lived up to its reputation again in 2016. Andy participated this year with Robert Barrie as his co driver and they had a great race in a 1965 Porsche 911. Electing not to stress the car too much in qualifying and after Andy survived a ‘love kiss’ from an errant TVR at Bus Stop we lined line up 85th on the grid on a very large grid.

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Robert started the race and endured a very hectic first few laps before settling into a battle with class rivals that lasted until the first pit stop, which gave our team and Andy a bit of a surprise when Robert arrived several laps early. Andy quickly donned his helmet and joined the fray, fuelled the car and got stuck in for a two hour stint driving into the darkness. Andy then handed back to Robert for an hour and Robert then handed the car back to Andy for the run to the finish. Unusually the race stayed dry until a minute after the checkered flag when the rain came.

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Reaching the end of such a long race unscathed and in a good position having avoided the inevitable carnage is always a great feeling and we achieved our objective of doing well and staying out of trouble. Other than normal race maintenance the car did not miss a beat and the engine lid was not opened during the entire six hours. After qualifying 85th we finished 42nd and that after making an additional driver change without which we would have been disputing being the first 911 home. In the end that honour went to old friends at JAZ who were our neighbours in the pits so well done to them. Eau Rouge is still the most awesome corner on any race track and we are looking forward to going back in 2017.


Andy’s experience at the Daytona 24hr Classic – 14 -15 November 2015

Daytona – an evocative word in the consciousness of anyone interested in Motor Sport. It has certainly been on my radar for many years and in the summer when the invitation to drive there came I did not need more than a millisecond to accept.

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I thought that I knew what to expect but I was wrong on a few counts. Firstly, the place is amazing. The scale and position in relation to local facilities make it unique in my experience and that was before I had experienced the circuit itself.

The drivers’ meeting was interesting and I must admit to feeling some trepidation at the repeated warnings on how to drive the banking and what not to do because the consequences are always going to hurt. Then there was the experience of hearing cars on the track for the first time, which was incredible. Daytona is a fast track and the sound and sight of cars coming off of the banking onto the start finish in front of the enormous stands is something you have to experience personally to fully appreciate.

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Then it was time to drive the track for the first time and it did not disappoint. Driving a car flat out on this historic track with its two long 31 degree banked bends is the thrill of a lifetime and one of the best motor racing experiences in my career to date. It is always good when things go well and we had a great race and a good result. The thanks and appreciation have to go the organising HSR team and our US partners Heritage Motorsport who prepared and ran the car, a 1974 Porsche Carrera 3ltr RS with an incredible period race history that includes four Le Mans 24 Hours and a Disney movie!


Finally, I have to express my sincere thanks to the car’s owner, Chris Wilson, who because he could not do the race himself generously invited me to do it for him and trusted me and co driver Marc Devis with such a famous and valuable car.

Have a look at the pictures on our Facebook and Instagram pages and share in our experience.


Vacancies at Prill Porsche Classics

We have successfully filled our vacancy but we are always interested to hear from people with skills and proven track record in the maintenance, repair and restoration of classic cars.

So if you are keen to join one of the most respected and experienced teams in the classic Porsche world we would like to hear from you.

Send an email to

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