Francis Tuthill’s reputation for reliable rally cars was cemented in 1977, when Francis raced the London to Sydney Rally in a fully prepped Volkswagen Beetle.
A successful first raid on Sydney, followed by victory in 1993, meant enthusiasts all over the world heard about Tuthill Porsche, leading them to the small workshop in Wardington, Oxfordshire where Francis built his adventure-focused Volkswagen cars and buses. It wasn’t long until Porsche 356 owners began to call on Francis Tuthill for help and advice. From our first 356s came the 911, creating a legendary association that is now almost four decades old.
Along the way came a partnership with Prodrive, preparing bodyshells for the famous Rothmans Porsche 911 SC RS, and Subaru Legacy rally cars piloted by names including Colin McRae. Tuthill Porsche has since returned to the World Rally Championship, with the first Porsche 911 to rally in WRC for almost thirty years. The team currently leads the 2015 WRC R-GT championship, following a win on the Monte Carlo Rally.
Now synonymous with the world’s most successful historic Porsche rally cars, and having worked with rallying’s greatest names, Tuthills also build winning Porsche circuit racers: EB Motorsport’s twice FIA Masters Series championship winning 911 RSR is a Tuthill Porsche build.
The Tuthill Porsche workshops regularly take on complete restoration projects. All aspects of Porsche 356 and 911 rebuilding are carried out in-house, from engine and transmission builds to rust repair, metal fabrication, roll cage installation and full body & paint. Tuthill also builds bespoke Porsche 911 road cars for discerning drivers in search of something unique from their classic Porsche 911.
Call Tuthill Porsche today on 01295 750 514 to discuss your Porsche project requirements. No job is off the menu!