Porsche builds the last air-cooled 911, auctions it off for charity


Anyone in the market for a brand new 993 Turbo S?

Considering how Porsche has been in the sports car business for well over 70 years, there is no questioning the heritage and pedigree of every 911 that rolls out of Stuttgart. Porsche makes itself special in the hearts of enthusiasts by being adamant about their vehicles’ lineage, and from the looks of it, their latest move will once again make the legions of classic Porsche fanatics swoon. Claiming their latest vehicle will be ‘the very last air-cooled Porsche to ever be sold,’ Porsche have now lited the curtains off of a brand new 993 Turbo S dubbed ‘Project Gold.’

Built by the think tanks behind Porsche Classic, Project Gold was once a body-in-white 993 sitting in the factory decades after production ceased for the last air-cooled Porsche. With an array of over 52,000 original brand new classic parts to build from the ground up, Porsche Classic was able to complete Project Gold into a 993 loaded with options beyond a standard Carerra.

Specced as a Turbo S model, Project Gold is characterized by its factory option side scoops, whale-tail Turbo wing, and, well, its Golden Yellow Metallic paint job. Much like when it was brand new in 1998, the 2018 993 Turbo S delivers 450 PS through a 6-speed manual gearbox towards all four wheels.

The golden paint scheme was chosen to reference the 2018 911 (991) Turbo S Exclusive Series. Matching old with new, Project Gold is staged to make its debut at the Porsche Rennsport Reunion in Laguna Seca on the 27th of September. Once it’s made its public reveal, Project Gold will head towards the Porsche Experience Center to be auctioned off by RM Sotheby’s on October 27th. Proceeds from the sale will then go to the Ferry Porsche Foundation, a non-profit organization established this year to mark the “70 years of Porsche sports cars” celebrations.

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