You’re not merely admiring historic vehicles at the Ferdinand Porsche Erlebniswelten fahr(T)raum but call yourselves proud owners of a real “classic”? We have a few simple rules of thumb for you on how to care best for your vehicles. For many more years to come.
Rule number 1: Protect your vehicle from rust. We literally mean: Any type of unwanted moisture on or in your car is your worst enemy. Keep in mind that your cars painting is perhaps already thin or cracked. Also any damages to the body are a welcome nesting ground for rust. If you’re not currently driving it, the best place for your car is inside a cool, well-ventilated and dry garage. If you really want to go pro with your classic, you should also consider measures such as underbody protection and cavity sealing. This way moisture hasn’t got a chance to sink in.
Rule number 2: There is such a thing as overdoing it with polishing
The paint of your historic vehicle is not the same as that of a modern car. Most likely it’s more sensitive but it’s definitely a lot older. Please use only suitable cleaning agents and polish, best bought from a specialist. Also, polishing it for hours every Sunday, won’t do you any good. Frequent rubbing can severely damage the paint.