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Porsche Classic Project Gold

Porsche Classic Project Gold

There are exceptions to the rules.
And there are exceptions to the exceptions.

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After months of secrecy, it’s finally time: Unravel the mystery of an exceptional vehicle project – our “Classic Project Gold.”

Are you curious yet? Take a glimpse behind the scenes of the “Classic Project Gold” here. Explore our movies and images to learn all about the individual production steps.

The development process – step by step

Porsche - The vision. Found and risen.
The vision. Found and risen.
Porsche - The refinement. Lacquer und Laser.
The refinement. Lacquer und Laser.
Porsche - The craftmanship. Seam and stitch.
The craftmanship. Seam and stitch.
Porsche - The coating. Protect and preserve.
The coating. Protect and preserve.
Porsche - The marriage. Engine and electrics.
The marriage. Engine and electrics.
Porsche - The unveiling.
The unveiling.
Porsche - The world premiere.
The world premiere.
Porsche - The auction.
The auction.

The vision.

Found and risen.
Experience the development of a vehicle that has never been seen before. The inspiration – based on a classic body – was individualized by Porsche designers. Accompany the "Classic Project Gold" from the very beginning through the different production steps.

The refinement.

Lacquer and laser.
Back then, hollow-spoke aluminium wheels were an innovation in the automotive industry. Today, high-tech meets craftsmanship. When adding the finishing touches to the black rims as part of “Classic Project Gold”, the top coat of black paint is precisely removed using a laser, thereby mapping out the golden lines of the design. Take a glimpse behind the scenes of this extraordinary work step.

The craftsmanship.

Seam and stitch.
Created by the designers at Style Porsche – implemented by the experts from the Porsche Classic factory restoration The seats and interior fittings are painstakingly covered with leather by hand in the dedicated saddlery, where the precise finish is rounded off in black leather with gold appliqué detail.

The coating.

Protect and preserve.
Typically Porsche: the quality and attention to detail of the “Classic Project Gold”. As shown here: The bodyshell is treated by cathodic dip painting at the Porsche plant, which gives it the same high-end body coating as current series models. This process took just a few hours but construction of this unique vehicle took around one and a half years in total.

The marriage.

Engine and electrics.
The bodyshell and engine are combined at the Porsche Classic Factory Restoration site via a procedure also known as the “marriage”. The specialists from Porsche Classic installed a completely newly built 3.6-litre six-cylinder biturbo engine with an output of 331 kW (450 hp).

The Porsche Classic Project Gold.

One and only.
Based on an original bodyshell and original spare parts, Porsche Classic has built the last 911 Turbo with an air-cooled engine – 20 years after the end of series production of the type 993. Inspired by the design of the type-991 911 Turbo S Exclusive series, the vehicle is painted in the extraordinary Golden Yellow Metallic colour. The 911 Turbo Classic series is a highly attractive collector’s item and a spectacular contribution to the “70 years of Porsche sports cars” celebrations.

September 27, 2018

The world premiere.
The vehicle will be presented to the public live for the first time at the Rennsport Reunion (USA).

October 27, 2018

The auction.

To mark the “70 years of Porsche sports cars” celebrations, the vehicle was one of 70 Porsche cars to be auctioned by RM Sotheby’s at the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta, USA. The net proceeds of EUR 2,589,027 were donated to the Ferry Porsche Foundation.

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