Porsche Converts a Run-Down 996 into a 911 Classic Club Coupe
Porsche 911 Classic Club Coupe – Overview
Last year, Porsche revived a 1970s-era program called Sonderwunsch, dedicated to producing one-of-a-kind dream cars based on modern and old Porsches.
Here are the major highlights:
- Porsche’s Sonderwunsch (“special wish”) customization program has created a new 911 Classic Club Coupe.
- The Classic Club Coupe began as a 1998 Carrera but was upgraded with the chassis, brakes, and engine from the 996.2 GT3.
- The Company introduced Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and SiriusXM to the inside, completely redone in black and gray leather with Club Blue highlights.
Last November, the first fruit of their partnership was a 911 GT3 with a Le Mans-winning livery.
The project lasted 2.5 years; the company collaborated closely with the P. Club of America.
The Classic Club Coupe began as a 1998 911 Carrera that the Porsche Club of America’s executive director discovered in a wreck in Columbia, Virginia.
Subsequently, the car was delivered to the Porsche Classic facility in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, Germany.
It received a comprehensive restoration and was fitted with the chassis, brakes, and engine from the 996.2 GT3.
The 381 horsepower 3.6-liter flat-six engine is powered by natural gas.
Like the 911 Sport Classic, the car is dressed in Sport Grey Metallic with full-length light Sport Grey racing stripes underlined in Club Blue.
In a homage to the Carrera RS 2.7, a ducktail spoiler protrudes between the taillights at the rear.
The Classic Club Coupe also gets a double-bubble top and 18-inch forged aluminum Fuchs wheels, which were hand-built for this car, just like the spoiler.
Black leather with Slate Grey and Club Blue highlights, an Alcantara headliner, and a woven black and Slate Grey pattern on the seats and door panels adorn the inside of the Classic Club Coupe.
The writing “Classic Club Coupe” appears throughout the vehicle, and current features such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and SiriusXM are included.
All of the technological changes, according to Porsche, were examined to ensure that the automobile complied with US rules.
According to a Company’s representative, the Porsche Club of America has taken delivery of the completed vehicle after being the customer for this factory restoration job.