From the 1960s to the 1990s the beauty of a 911 has always been that they are a blank canvas to exercise creativity on, a kinetic piece of art. Of course we all admire the originals, fine cherished examples with patina that tells a story of the adventures that 911 has been on in its lifetime, whilst still in its first coat of paint.
But, we also love the specials, those cars that are wild, exciting, perhaps were once raced, a car that showcases how extreme you can go with a 911 and these two ex-race cars do just that. Available to bid on online via RM Sotheby's until the 8th December, now is your chance to get in to wild Porsche 911 ownership!
Remember the Porsche 911 GT1 in dark blue with yellow decals? Well, that was run by well-known GT race team G-Force. Originally a 964, this car was transformed in 1996 by Porsche dealer and racer Bo Strandell to 993 GT1/GT2 specification and featured a twin-turbo engine mated to a five-speed gearbox. The car was run in the now iconic BPR GT race series that featured McLaren F1s, Ferrari F40s and many other modern GT racers that are all highly sought after. The car comes with registration paperwork, race reports, and various spare parts including a transmission and six turbochargers! While the car will require some recommissioning this is a visually recognisable car that would be a welcome site and many global events.
The really wild card
In theory you can take a 1960s 911 and turn it in to a last of the line 993, if you so wish. This 1972 car has been heavily modified to a 935 competition specification, with a wild 935 style body powered by a twin-turbo 911 engine. Please keep in mind this is an out and out race car and the car will require a thorough going through to make useable and it is not confirmed as to if the car has registration papers. The decision to be made is do you go through the car and get it back to a fun track and race car. Or do you go really wild, and attempt to turn the car in to a road going, midnight street racer? Perhaps LED front lights and a full black body this could just be the coolest thing to come out of 2021… Happy bidding.
Photos: Dirk de Jager for RM Sotheby's © 2021