Porsche classics have forever been in the radar of robbers. Increasing in the auction price of the 911s has now called for a subsequent rise in the number of theft cases of these cars. And it is indeed heartbreaking to not find your Porsche where you left it. After all, we feel that the endurance in maintaining a classic, calls for an equal amount of passion and love.
However, engineers from Stuttgart might have put an end to the worries of all those classic owners. These classic owners can now sigh relief as Porsche is now equipping its classic cars with its Classic Vehicle Tracking System that consists of hidden sensors around the car, that’s connected to a Europe-wide security network.
In the rare cases of the car being successfully stolen, Porsche claims that the system notifies the authorities and tracks the vehicle’s whereabouts via GPS monitoring
Models from the vintage, six volt 356s to the Carrera GT can be fitted with the device. The hidden hardware, according to Porsche, is extremely time-consuming to remove from the vehicle by which the owner will be notified through the anti-theft system’s mobile app. In case if the robber, attempts to remove the battery to disable the security system, an alarm is sounded.
In the rare cases of the car being successfully stolen, Porsche claims that the system notifies the authorities and tracks the vehicle’s whereabouts via GPS monitoring, once the owner acknowledges it via the app. This GPS monitoring system cannot be jammed, Porsche says. The engine can also be remotely prevented from being restarted, a measure that can only be undone by authorized Porsche security system installers at Porsche Centers. U.S. availability for the anti-theft system hasn’t yet been announced.
The system can be installed in the car in one to four hours, costing $1,140 to fit with a monthly $23 service charge.
The system can be installed in the car in one to four hours, costing $1,140 to fit with a monthly $23 service charge. Apart from that, Porsche also offers “Bear-Lock” shifter lock for its future classic models, such as the 986 and 987 and the 997. On manual models, this locks the car in reverse, and on automatic models, the device prevents the shifter from being taken out of Park.