The Porsche 70th Anniversary Auction


Lot 220 - 2018 Porsche 911 Turbo Classic Series "Project Gold" s/n 001/001 Est. upon request

Lot 220 - 2018 Porsche 911 Turbo Classic Series "Project Gold" s/n 001/001 Est. upon request

 

Atlanta, Georgia, 4 September, 2018

In an ultimate demonstration of restoration expertise, Porsche Classic created something unique:  a 911 Turbo with an air-cooled engine, 20 years after the end of production of the 993 generation. The show car is based on an original body shell, and has an appearance as unique as its history. Painted in Golden Yellow Metallic, it is the same color as the 2018 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series. The black wheels are highlighted by Golden Yellow design accents, while the seats and interior trim also are finished in black with Golden Yellow details. The body shell features the characteristic side air intakes of the 993 Turbo S that were also available as an option for the regular 911 Turbo in 1998.

Developing 450 horsepower, this project celebrates its world premiere at Porsche Rennsport Reunion VI at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca on September 27, 2018.  Project Gold, which is not lawful for registration or street usage and is limited to driving on private tracks, will then be auctioned in a global event to be held by RM Sotheby’s at the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta on October 27, 2018.

The RM Sotheby’s “Porsche 70th Anniversary Sale” is an exclusive, single-marque auction that will feature upwards of 70 Porsche sports cars – each of them showing a part of Porsche history, from the open road to rally and race tracks. Proceeds from the sale of “Project Gold” will be donated in Germany to the Ferry Porsche Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to education, social issues, and youth development established earlier this year to mark the “70 years of Porsche sports cars” celebrations.

“Project Gold” showcases the comprehensive skill of Porsche Classic in fascinating fashion,” says Detlev von Platen, Member of the Executive Board of Porsche AG responsible for Sales and Marketing. “This project clearly demonstrates our strategic approach. Although we are starting a new chapter in our sports car history with the Porsche Taycan, the story of how the company evolved is no less significant. On the contrary, this Golden Yellow show car based on the 993 shows how incredibly passionate we are about the tradition of our brand.”

“Project Gold” represents Porsche Classic’s spectacular contribution to the “70 years of Porsche sports cars” celebrations. With this anniversary in mind, as well as the forthcoming market launch of the Taycan as the first purely electric Porsche sports car, the experts at Porsche Classic came up with the concept of building a show car based on an existing genuine type 993 body shell to showcase both tradition and innovation. The experts were able to rely on a selection of over 6,500 genuine parts that Porsche Classic offers exclusively for 993-generation Porsche 911 models. Overall, the Classic division currently stocks some 52,000 parts, which customers can source via Porsche Classic Partners and Porsche Centers around the globe to repair and restore classic Porsche cars.

Construction of the unique vehicle took approximately one and a half years. The body shell first went through the corrosion protection and painting process applied to today’s series-production vehicles. It then was assembled and tuned by Porsche Classic specialists at the Porsche Classic restoration workshop near Stuttgart. A brand new 3.6-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine developing 450 hp was installed, delivering performance similar to that which a 993-generation Turbo S vehicle would have had when it was in production. The manual transmission and all-wheel drive components were also sourced from the Porsche Classic range of genuine parts. The hand-stamped chassis number follows that of the last series-production street-legal 993 Turbo, which rolled off the production line in 1998.

The exterior and interior elements were coordinated with the workshop’s dedicated Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur experts who were responsible for creating the 2018 911 Turbo S Exclusive series. To complement these elements, the designers at Style Porsche worked on the color gradients and positioning of badges as well as other interior details.

The 993 remains a sought-after collector’s item to this day, and is considered a particularly sophisticated vehicle. It was the first 911 to feature an aluminum multilink rear suspension, giving it exceptional agility for its time. The 911 Turbo version of the 993 was also the first to have a twin-turbo engine. The front section is lower-slung than on the earlier 911 models, thanks to a switch from round to poly ellipsoidal headlights. Hollow-spoke aluminum wheels, a first for any car with aluminum wheels, were another innovation of the all-wheel drive 911 Turbo version. Only 345 units of the 911 Turbo S with its 450-hp performance-enhanced engine were built.



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Lot

Year Make Model

Chassis #

Estimate

Result

164

1994 Porsche 928 GTS

WP0AA2923RS82009

$90,000 - $120,000

 

162

1984 Porsche 944

WP0AA0948EN458077

$35,000 - $45,000

 

163

1994 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 'Wide-Body'

WP0AB2968RS420348

$125,000 - $150,000

 

165

1989 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe

WP0JB0936KS050596

$125,000 - $175,000

 

166

1969 Porsche 911 E Coupe

119220093

$70,000 - $90,000

 

167

1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S

 WP0AC2995VS375841

$300,000 - $400,000

 

168

1971 Porsche 914/6

9141430230

$100,000 - $125,000

 

169

1995 Porsche 911 Cup 3.8 RSR Evo

WP0ZZZ99ZSS398084

$250,000 - $275,000

 

170

2006 Porsche 911 Carrera S Club Coupe

WP0AB29916S745039

$120,000 - $160,000

 

171

1971 Porsche 911 E Targa

9111210884

$125,000 - $150,000

 

172

1988 Porsche 911 Turbo S 'Flat-Nose'

WP0JB093XJS050552

$250,000 - $300,000

 

173

1958 Porsche 356 A 1600 'Super' Speedster

83799

$125,000 - $150,000

 

174

1965 Porsche 911

303093

$200,000 - $250,000

 

175

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Sport

9113601580

$875,000 - $1,100,000

 

176

1977 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera

9307800697

$140,000 - $180,000

 

177

1993 Porsche 911 RS America

WP0AB2961PS419183

$150,000 - $200,000

 

178

1980 Porsche 935 K4

935-K4-02

$850,000 - $1,100,000

 

179

1996 Porsche 911 Carrera RS

WP0ZZZ99ZTS390508

$500,000 - $600,000

 

180

1968 Porsche 911 L

11805291

$125,000 - $150,000

 

181

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 2.8

9113600756

$2,400,000 - $2,800,000

 

182

1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

WP0AA2998TS321114

$100,000 - $125,000

 

183

2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0

WP0AF2A90BS786000

$800,000 - $1,000,000

 

184

1951 Porsche 356 1300 Cabriolet

10118

$650,000 - $800,000

 

185

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

WP0CA2A18FS800796

$1,400,000 - $1,600,000

 

186

2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 3.8

WP0AC2A94BS783366

$175,000 - $200,000

 

187

1963 Porsche 356 B 1600 'Sunroof' Coupe

125136

$90,000 - $120,000

 

188

1994 Porsche 911 Speedster

WP0CB2968RS465265

$200,000 - $250,000

 

189

1991 Porsche 911 Turbo

WP0AA2967MS480259

$225,000 - $275,000

 

190

1951 Porsche 356 'Split-Window' Coupe

11260

$600,000 - $800,000

 

191

1985 Porsche 959 Prototype

WP0ZZZ93ZFS010007

$1,300,000 - $1,600,000

 

192

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring

9113600463

$650,000 - $750,000

 

193

1994 Porsche 911 Turbo S X85 'Flat-Nose'

 WP0AC2967RS480442

$600,000 - $750,000

 

194

1969 Porsche 911 E Coupe

119220874

$125,000 - $150,000

 

195

2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

WP0AF2A90GS192773

$175,000 - $225,000

 

196

1985 Porsche 959 Paris-Dakar

WP0ZZZ93ZFS010015

$3,000,000 - $3,400,000

 

197

1960 Porsche 356 B Super 90 Coupe

112930

$140,000 - $160,000

 

198

1989 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

WP0EB0932KS070197

$225,000 - $275,000

 

199

2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS

WP0AE2A91BS778099

$700,000 - $800,000

 

200

1983 Porsche 956 Group C

956-110

 $5,250,000 - $6,750,000

 

201

1970 Porsche 911 S Coupe

9110301049

$180,000 - $220,000

 

202

1992 Porsche 911 Carrera RS

WP0ZZZ96ZNS491384

$600,000 - $700,000

 

203

1956 Porsche 356 A 'Super' Speedster

82780

$500,000 - $600,000

 

204

1970 Porsche 914/6

9140432343

$80,000 - $100,000

 

205

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Prototype

9113600012

$1,250,000 - $1,500,000

 

206

1985 Porsche 911 Turbo 'Flat Nose' Coupe

WP0ZZZ93ZFS000791

$250,000 - $300,000

 

207

2004 Porsche Carrera GT

WP0CA29804L001037

$650,000 - $750,000

 

208

1968 Porsche 911 Sportomatic

11835019

$225,000 - $275,000

 

209

1994 Porsche 911 Turbo S 'Package'

WP0AC2966RS480447

$775,000 - $950,000

 

210

1967 Porsche 911 S Coupe

305556S

$175,000 - $225,000

 

211

2008 Porsche 911 GT2

WP0AD29928S796076

$260,000 - $300,000

 

212

1958 Porsche 356 A Speedster

84381

$300,000 - $350,000

 

213

2007 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

WP0AC29987S792678

$260,000 - $300,000

 

214

1968 Porsche 911 'Soft-Window' Targa

11880217

$170,000 - $190,000

 

215

1975 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0

9115609121

$2,000,000 - $2,200,000

 

216

1960 Porsche 356 B Super 90 Cabriolet

153828

$160,000 - $190,000

 

217

1996 Porsche 911 GT2

WP0ZZZ99ZTS393096

$800,000 - $1,200,000

 

218

1994 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6

WP0AC2962RS480347

$150,000 - $200,000

 

219

2005 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet

WP0CB299X5S675354

$120,000 - $140,000

 

220

2018 Porsche 911 Turbo Classic Series "Project Gold"

001/001

upon request

 

221

1980 Porsche 924

92A0433084

$30,000 - $40,000

 

222

1990 Porsche 944 S2 Cabriolet

WP0CB2947LN481638

$40,000 - $60,000

 

223

1979 Porsche 928

9289201273

$60,000 - $80,000

 

224

1959 Porsche Diesel Junior 108 K

K 7154 G

$30,000 - $40,000