Midlands-based classic car restoration specialist Cape International recently launched a bespoke Porsche 911 restoration offering at the Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace.
Cape’s Managing Director Steve Norton and Porsche Technician and specialist Andy Tatlow took the beautifully restored CapeSport #1 – a 1977 Porsche 911 – to the prestigious event at Hampton Court.
The Cape team were joined by Russell Cashmore from Cape’s sister brand Shand Cycles, who celebrated the occasion with a a custom Rizello designed to match the 911’s paintwork and interior detailing. Cape are offering one of the Scottish-built, handmade steel bicycles as an additional option to complement your classic car or when buying a car. Visit the Shand website to take a look at their range of adventure, gravel and road bikes.
Cape International was founded by Managing Director Steve Norton in 1993 initially as an Austin Healey restoration specialist and over the years has branched out to restoration, service and maintenance of classic Porsche models.
“Hampton Court Concours is one of the most prestigious events on the calendar, and provided the perfect setting to launch our CapeSport concept. On any day Hampton Court is a superb setting. Add some of the worlds best cars, knowledgeable visitors and unbroken sunshine and you’ve got something pretty special.
Porsche is a highly respected and popular marque and at events like this there’s usually a selection to admire. On this occasion it was great to see the marque represented by a gorgeous standard 911S, our CapeSport 911 and a Reimagined Singer………..oh, and a 917! So you can imagine how flattered we were by the numerous favourable comparisons we received over the weekend.”
Steve Norton, Managing Director (Cape International)
Cape International was acquired by GFG Alliance’s Liberty Engineering Group in 2018 to complement the group’s specialism in automotive parts and accessories including its leading brake specialist business and systems manufacturer Shiftec (Leamington).