One-Off Porsche 911 Classic Club Coupe Rewrites the 996’s Neglected Past

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One-Off Porsche 911 Classic Club Coupe Rewrites the 996’s Neglected Past

What if they started building retro-inspired special edition Porsche 911 models back in the 1990s? Well, the fine craftsmen working with Porsche’s corporate restoration division have taken an original 1998 Porsche 911 Carrera and completely overhauled it in the image of the famed 997 Porsche 911 Sport Classic special edition from a few years ago. The result is a one-of-one sports car featuring the greatest hits of the Porsche design, and it went through a hell of a lot of trouble to build it.

Today’s new 996 Sport Classic gets the chassis, brakes and 3.6-liter engine(making 381 horsepower) from a 996 GT3, the first Porsche GT3 to be sold stateside. However, the body itself comes from a “neglected” example Porsche sourced from Colombia, Virginia, and it was subsequently shipped off to the Porsche Classic workshop located near the Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen manufacturing plant, where the car was originally built. 

The article from Motor Trend goes more in depth.

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