Around this same time last year, Porsche Classic joined forces with the Porsche Club of America to produce a one-of-one homage to the 993 known as the 911 Classic Club Coupe “No. 001/001.” Fast forward a year later to today, and this factory-built one-off is now slated to go under the hammer as part of the Porsche 75th Anniversary Auction.
Touted as a “factory one-off prequel” to the 2010 911 Sport Classic, the car was designed by Porsche’s Director of Special Projects, Grant Larson in conjunction with the Porsche Club of America and was built in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen. The car utilizes the 996.2-gen 911 GT3 platform as its basis, and as such features the GT3-spec model’s chassis, much of its componentry, and a brand new example of its naturally-aspirated, 381-hp 3.6-liter flat-six. Rolling on a set of 18” forged aluminum Fuchs wheels, the project has also received a double-bubble roof and a custom handmade fixed ducktail spoiler that pays homage to the 1972 911 Carrera RS 2.7.
Highlighting the configurable nature of vehicles produced through Porsche’s Sonderwunsch — or “Special Wish” — program, the one-off wears a Sport Grey Metallic livery with Club Blue racing stripes and bespoke “Classic Club Coupe” script. Trimmed in black leather with woven black and grey twill Pepita pattern inserts, the cabin of the car has also been equipped with the Porsche Classic Communication Management Plus package, one-off door sill plates, and a “No. 001/001” dash badge. The car is also being sold with a matching set of custom Porsche Design luggage that’s crafted from the same houndstooth construction used for the car’s upholstery. Combining the elite automaker’s restoration expertise and tuning abilities into a single project, No. 001/001 also benefitted from a ground-up restoration before the build, as well as from extensive on-road testing — courtesy of the Porsche Development Centre in Weissach — following its completion.
The 1999 Porsche 911 Classic Club Coupe ‘No. 001/001′ Factory One-Off is slated to be sold off by Broad Arrow Auctions, and while no public valuation has been given, estimates are available upon request.