Drive your Porsche hard!? Yes? Sometimes? Perhaps pushing the drive to a spectacular edge is not your thing. Casual performance driver... It's all good and here's the point: every Porsche operates under unique circumstances. This fact needs considering to intelligently care---as I do---for your Porsche.
Where parts are concerned, I know some owners prefer genuine Porsche parts... or OEM, the Original Equipment Manufacturer for Porsche's parts. Other owners prefer aftermarket economy. I will advise you of the pros and cons of all part types if you're interested.
Do you want technical information about what service, repair or part is called for? If so, just ask. I'll provide you all the detail you want. If you don't want the technical minutia, that's fine. Whatever your "style" is, I'll accommodate you accordingly.
If this werks for you, we're off to a fine start.
PHOTO CREDIT: STOCK
Porsche Models Serviced
356 through 991 as well as 928, 944, Boxter, and Cayman.
Scope of Porsche car care
My shop provides comprehensive Porsche service & repairs covering all mechanical aspects of your sports-oriented Porsche: engine, transmission, brakes, steering, suspension, fuel system, electrical, interior & chassis mechanicals, and air conditioning. I also do PPI. Simply put, you'll find all the professional, well-experienced capability necessary to preserve your Porsche's value while maintaining it in peak performance---for road or race track---right here, right now.
By default, I maintain customer cars according to Porsche factory specifications. Want to take your car beyond factory spec? Tell me how far you want to go in this regard. I'll get you/your Porsche there.
Efficiency & Integrity
Years of Porsche experience exist behind all the work I do. This means I know what to look for and where. This also means when I'm solving any performance problem for you, it's done with great efficiency. That translates into dollars saved for you.
If your Porsche has a problem, I'm going to find it and tell you exactly what it is. This is in contrast to shops with no scruples---they'll tell you anything and you know why. That's not my way and I sleep quite well at night treating my customers as I do. It's the way I want to be treated. I trust you respect and value this yourself.
Quality across the spectrum of the work I do and the relationships I build matters to me. Those are not words put here as blabla. Quality is real in my arena. You’re invited to experience this reality first hand. Test me out. You won't be disappointed.
VIDEO BY PORSCHE®
Porsche® 919 Tribute:
End of an era.
Birth of a legend.
The first car to bear the Porsche name was the model 356. Made entirely by hand in a saw mill in Gmund, Germany, the production run for the initial 356 totaled some 50 cars and took two years to complete. Beginning with the 356, the models that followed were the 356A, 356B, and 356C. Manufactured from 1948 till April of 1965, some 76,313 cars were made, some still running. Perhaps a handful have been maintained in pristine condition.
PHOTO CREDIT: PORSCHE AG ARCHIVES
Circa 1958 - Ferry Porsche with eldest son Ferdinand Alexander (Butzi) at the rear of a Porsche Type 356 A. Butzi went on to assume a significant design leadership role for Porsche and later headed the Porsche Design Group. It was he who designed the 911. Originally presented at the Franfurt Auto Show in 1963 in prototype form, the 911 began public sales in 1964.
Video presentation courtesy of Porsche N.A. Permission on file.
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GP AutoWerks is an independent Porsche service & repair shop located in Miami, Florida, U.S.A. Serving both street and race track enthusiasts, GP AutoWerks provides a full range of Porsche mechanical capabilities from simple adjustments to comprehensive engine and transmission rebuilding for both classic and contemporary Porsches. Porsche, the Porsche crest, and Porsche car model names are under licensed use by Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA) from the owner Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft, Porsche AG ("Porsche.") No association or affiliation with Porsche, PCNA or AG is intended or implied by GP AutoWerks who happens to
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Happy Porsche driving! And remember to please buckle up because being glad you did is a wonderful thing ~~~
Independent Porsche Service, Repair & Rebuild Specialist
Porsche: Tune Up, Oil Change, Engine Rebuild, Transmission Rebuild,
Brakes, Suspension, Alignment, Corner Balance, Air Conditioning, PPI
Independent Miami Porsche service & repair specialists content for smartphone:
Preserving your Porsche's safety, performance and value.
3.2 liter Motronic engine has just been resealed to eliminate typical oil leaks. While engines are removed from their chassis, we look for other issues both present and looming. Whatever is found is advised to the owner who then has the opportunity to make more economical repairs given their engine being as accessible as it is at the moment.
Inside the Bird Shop* a 356 cabriolet with Speedster behind. Both are in collectible condition. Each is in for regular maintenance. Targa at left is one of GP's Porsches.
* Shop is off Bird Rd.
A Carrera 4 in for electrical issue diagnosis and repair---something is draining the battery while the car is parked. Knowing Porsche systems inside and out, we can find the problem(s), check them to insure the finding is indeed the only cause of trouble, and make repairs as the factory would have them. In this case the stereo's amplifier was wired incorrectly by the system's installer. We switch two wires and the problem's resolved.
PPI in progress. So far what is seen is a well cared for car... the only exception at the moment is the car's brake rotors---they are worn beyond factory specifications and should be changed asap... first for safety and secondly for performance purposes given the aggressive way the potential new owner is known to drive. Upon completion of this PPI, our customer is advised of the cost for brake servicing and subsequent issues uncovered including rebuilding the pedal cluster, replacing the internally rusted fuel tank, and changing the external thermostat which is not opening as required. These findings should used to easily negotiate a fair market purchase price for this 911.
In a few minutes, this engine will mate up with its transmission. In another hour and a half, the owner arrives with plans to depart from the shop with his completed 911 on a cross country drive to Colorado. Delivery will be on time as promised.
The confidence our customers have in our work is born from the precision we enjoy working with.
A few more adjustments to this engine are needed before the chassis---waiting above this 3.2---is lowered onto it.
Heat is an often-used shop tool aiding in the separation of parts (that would likely break were they forced apart without heat.)