CLASSIC PORSCHE BUILD
Porsche Classic in Stuttgart has built a unique Porsche 911, 20 years after the production run of that particular air-cooled engine series ended. The 993-generation 911 turbo is based on an original bodyshell, and the vehicle’s appearance is just as unique as its history. The model, considered by many to be the zenith of Porsche design and construction, ran from 1994 until 1998.
Porsche Classic dipped into its massive parts bin to create this version of the original classic car. The venture has been dubbed ‘Project Gold’ by Porsche, and the resultant car is a 336kw track version of the lastcentury model.
Porsche Classic workshop engineers treated the original bodyshell to a brand-new version of the old 3.6-litre flat-six motor, as well as gearbox and all-wheel-drive system, all sourced from Porsche Classic’s selection of 6500 genuine Porsche spare parts stocked just for the 993 series. (The stock comprises a total of 52,000 parts across the Porsche range.) The interior has been created by a specialist team that is also a part of Porsche Classic.
The completed car, which has chassis numbers following on from the final 993 built in 1998, will be shown at the Laguna Seca track in California on 27 September this year. One month later, it will be auctioned at the Porsche Experience Centre in Atlanta in the US. Interest in this genuine ‘new’ version of the classic is certain to be strong. Proceeds will go to the Ferry Porsche Foundation.