Being part of the Galpin family, when Porsche created the Porsche Classic Restoration Challenge, it was right up our alley. We like to do things differently, so to speak. The unique vision of Beau Boeckmann with the decades of mechanical and fabrication prowess of Porsche Santa Clarita and Galpin respectively meant that we possess the unique ability to execute and create whatever dream we have. At Galpin, we have been creating award-winning custom vehicles for decades and taking home trophies from all over the world.
When Bert and Beau Boeckmann envisioned Porsche Santa Clarita, it was not to be just a Porsche Center , but a destination for Porsche passion and a means to propagate said passion. Our in-Porsche Center Boxenstopp restaurant provides guests the opportunity to enjoy dishes cooked in-house while marveling at Porsches new and old. The Wunderground Museum showcases historic Porsche vehicles like the legendary 911 GT1, one-off specs, and unique interpretations of what a Porsche should be. Our monthly Cars and Coffee draws crowds of like-minded enthusiasts to marvel and share in this unwavering passion.
We invite you to view our entries below in the Porsche Restoration Challenge to understand who we are at Porsche Santa Clarita.
This 1974 Porsche 911 Targa “Safari” was our second entry into the Porsche Classic Restoration Challenge. What we set out to do with this one was create something completely unique and fun. This Targa “Safari” came to us in less-than-perfect condition in a spec that was, to say, modest. This build would not be modest in the end. With its loud exterior colors and graphics coupled with the mechanical enhancements, our Targa “Safari” would go on to become one of the most prolific cars that don the Porsche badge.
Our inaugural entry to the Porsche Classic Restoration Challenge was a necessary step to becoming who we are today. What started as “just” a 1955 Porsche 356 Speedster became a work of rolling art. The idea: if Galpin had a Porsche Center in the 1950s, how would we have modified a 1955 Speedster? The answer lies here.
1974 Porsche Carrera Targa "Safari" Won The People's Choice Award
Fintech Zoom | August 26, 2022
This Psychedelic 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Just Won The People's Choice Award at Werks Reunion
Robb Report | August 30, 2022
You Have To See This 1974 Porsche Carrera Safari From Galpin Motors
TopSpeed | August 30, 2022
This Psychedelic 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Just Won The People's Choice Award at Werks Runion
Yahoo | August 30, 2022
Porsche Santa Clarita & Galpin Join Forces To Build A Vintage Safari-Style 911
HiConsumption | August 31, 2022
1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa Restored As A 'Safari' Off-Road Vehicle
Design Boom | September 04, 2022
Porsche Carerra Targa 'Safari' Wins People's Choice Award in Monterey
Rennlist | August 22, 2022