Restored Porsche commemorates son
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Twenty-seven-year old Grimsby resident, Stewart Palmer, sadly passed away as a result of stomach cancer last year, but his family have got together to restore a classic car of which he was the proud owner, so that they can commemorate his life and passions.
The 1986 Porsche 944 was in something of a state, like many classic cars of this kind, at the time of Stewart's death, but it has since been sent to a local garage to undergo extensive renovations which took three months to complete.
Stewart bought the classic Porsche five years ago in Birmingham, against the advice of his mother Veronica, who said that there was too much work that would be required to bring it up to scratch. She said that he purchased it anyway and had hours of fun improving it and adding new features.
Now the Porsche 944 has a refurbished engine and lots of new bodywork elements, courtesy of Graham Chapman Classic Cars. Stewart's passion for Porsches was even recognised at his funeral last April, when flowers in the iconic shape of the cars he loved were presented by mourners, with this restoration job acting as a fitting tribute.