911 Classic Club Coupe - One of One
Porsche Classic proudly unveiled the 911 Classic Club Coupe, built in collaboration with the Porsche Club of America, a one-of-one restoration project. It sports a special badge on its dashboard labeled “No. 001/001” that puts its rarity on full display.
The Club Coupe features a ducktail spoiler – a nod to the 1972 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 – as well as a double-bubble roof, 18-inch forged aluminum wheels, and unique paint that leaves the car bearing a striking resemblance to the Type 997 911 Sport Classic, a series of 250 cars that were not sold in the US when they were new in 2009.
The 911 Classic Coupe is based on a 1998 911 Carrera with the chassis, brakes, and engine taken from the 996.2 911 GT3, the first of that model that was homologated for sale in the US. The 3.6L flat-six produces 381 horsepower.
“The Type 996 is unjustly overshadowed by the other 911 ranges. That’s why we were happy to choose it as the basis for demonstrating all the things we can do with Porsche Classic and the recently expanded Sonderwunsch program of Porsche AG,” says Alexander Fabig, Head of Individualization and Classic. “In 2009, the 911 Sport Classic, a limited series of 250, had already generated worldwide interest. However, this special model was not sold in the U.S. With this one-off, we’ve now managed to bring a similarly exciting vehicle concept to the U.S. as well.”
The 911 Classic Club Coupe took about two and a half years to complete with Porsche Individualization, Porsche Classic, and Style Porsche regularly consulting with Porsche Club of America. It was previewed at The Amelia this year and looked even more impressive in person than it does in photographs.
The “Classic Club Coupe” name is displayed on the car between the taillights and in embroidery on the headrests, as well as the tachometer. It even appears on the infotainment system screen when powering it on.
We imagine that one day we might see this one-off 911 Classic Club Coupe on an auction block, but for the moment this car will remain as exclusive and unavailable to the general public as one would expect for such a unique project that brought together so many different parts of Porsche and the Porsche Club of America.