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Some 6500 parts from the Porsche Classic division went into building Project Gold over the course of 18 months

Porsche has revealed a one-off 993 Turbo, built from an original bodyshell using all-new parts from its Porsche Classic division. The car's reveal comes ahead of its official premiere at the Porsche Rennsport Reunion at Laguna Seca circuit in California next month. 

Project Gold – officially a 993-generation 911 Turbo S badged ‘Classic Series’ – is a one-off, track-only restomod, in which the bodyshell is the only original part carried over. 

The rest – some 6500 parts – were made recently by the Porsche Classic division, including its 444bhp twin-turbo 3.6-litre flat six engine, four-wheel drive system and gearbox. 

Finished in gold paint, the car pays homage to the far more recent 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series, while a black and gold theme runs throughout the car, with black upholstery and gold stitching, and black wheels with gold accents. 

The process started with corrosion-proofing and painting the bodyshell, before the rest of the car was assembled meticulously around it.

With an identical engine to the original 993 Turbo S’s, Project Gold has identical performance figures, with a 0-60mph time of 3.7sec.

The car’s chassis number is one on from that of the last 993 Turbo, which was produced in 1998. Only 345 Turbo Ss were originally produced, making Project Gold number 346. It also has a '1 of 1' plaque announcing its one-off status on the interior.

It’ll be sold at auction by RM Sotheby’s in October, when it’s expected to achieve a price well in excesss of the £150,000-£340,000 Turbo S examples among the PistonHeads classifieds.

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993.Ninja 28 August 2018

Gold. One of One. £400.000. Where Do Cluless RM Get The Price.

Gold Arabian pimping colour. Turbo S. One of One. 2018 AirCooled New By Porsche Classics in Porsche Land by Porsche people in Germany. Minimum £1.8 million. Top Price £3.2 to 3.4 million.

if people like what Peter said with Arabian Oil money. It only takes two people to go beyond any valuation.

if I had the money. I’d pay a max of 3.2 million. But If it’s a 3.8. May go to 4.2 mill. But doubt it is.

It’s just meant for collectors to show of. Not 993 fans. It can’t be used on road or track because no roll bars for track. So it’s a car to show of and not drive. Not even classic racedays because it’s new.

Get a Turbo and get a gold wrap. You’ll suddenly see them popping up. There enough Lambos, Maseratis, Gumperts that are Gold in the Emirates. You see who there trying to sell to. And it’s not us.

Peter Cavellini 24 August 2018

A one off.......hmmmm?

 The reserve?, s ghoul does comfortably beat the top end, the Sultan of Brunei will get it, he has Oil Wells to dip into for the money to pay for it.

michael knight 24 August 2018

was looking forward to this

was looking forward to this as some sort of answer to Singer's success, but am left looking at a  painted 993. That colour for me is too contemporary on the old 993 shape - looks like an aftermarket job. Porsche should have gone for classy on this.