One-off Porsche 911 Classic Club Coupe headed to auction

One-off Porsche 911 Classic Club Coupe headed to auction

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It's still only February, and Porsche's had so much going on already this year that it's hard to tell what's a 75th anniversary celebration and what's just Porsche being Porsche. There are the expected concepts like the Vision 357 and cosmetic showcases like the 911 GT3 "Tribute to Carrera RS 2.7" Package. Porsche gets to play the hero car in the coming "Transformers" movie. There are rumors of a new Speedster based on the current GT3 debuting at this year's L.A. Auto Show, which would be epic. And then there are one-off builds like this, the Porsche 911 Classic Club Coupe, a collaboration between the automaker and the Porsche Club of America.


After four years of planning and building, Porsche first showed it a year ago — "it" being a 1999 996-series 911 Carrera 2 with a 996.2-series GT3 powertrain and heaps of additional special touches. It will go up for sale this summer when Broad Arrow Auctions hosts the Porsche 75th Anniversary Auction of 75 very exclusive lots.

As a quick backgrounder, Porsche created the first Sport Classic in 2010. Based on the 997-series 911, there were only a few hundred made, we thought it so good we called it "proof that money really can buy happiness," it cost the equivalent of nearly $220,000 in 2010 dollars, and none of them came to the U.S.