2010 Porsche 911 / 997 Carrera911 Sport Classic
Year of manufacture2010
$450,000 - $600,000
- Amongst the last 911 Sport Classics constructed
- Virtually as-new throughout with less than 650 km from new
Built in May of 2010 for the Middle Eastern market, this is the 237th 911 Sport Classic of only 250 examples produced, ranking amongst the very last of its breed. Conceived to celebrate the 911s of the past while showing off the capabilities of Porsche’s Exclusive department, the 911 Sport Classic truly sits at the intersection of classic style and modern performance, showing that Porsche was in tune with both its current customers and distinguished past.
Built on the 997.2 platform and fitted with a specially modified 3.8-litre flat six-cylinder engine managed through a six-speed manual gearbox, each 911 Sport Classic was fitted with the ‘Power Kit’ which includes ported and polished combustion chambers, special resonance intake manifolding that helps maintain peak power throughout the rev range, and a remapped ECU. There is also a new exhaust system and carbon-fibre air-box. These upgrades produced a thumping 408 hp, a 23-horse improvement over the standard Carrera S motor. The 911 Sport Classic includes many desirable options, including advanced PCCB Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes and the very effective PASM sports suspension, which lowers the car by nearly an inch.
Air-cooled 911 fans will be quick to spot the 19-inch Fuchs-style alloy wheels and rear ducktail spoiler, hearkening back to the Carrera RS of 1973. The body shell includes wider (by 1.75 in.) rear quarter panels borrowed from the Carrera 4 to accommodate the wider track, along with revised rocker sills and rear bumper. Additionally, the 911 Sport Classic is fitted with a unique ‘double bubble’ roof, similar to rooflines seen on cars boasting Zagato coachwork, adding another touch of visual flair. All Sport Classic coupes were painted an unusual colour called Sport Classic Grey with a pair of medium grey stripes running the length of the hood, roof, and tail. Inside, the Sport Classic’s grey exterior is wonderfully contrasted with Espresso natural leather. It is fitted with Porsche’s adaptive Sport Seats trimmed in an attractive combination of woven leather and fabric to make for a more tactile and luxurious feel.
Amazingly, this example has been treasured and presents in virtually as-new condition throughout, having been driven less than 650 km since leaving Porsche’s facilities in Stuttgart. Acquired by the current owner in July of 2016, the car has been well preserved in his collection of sports cars and has recently been serviced. Arguably one of the most desirable 911s of the 997 generation, the Sport Classic combines low production numbers with exceptional performance and styling cues drawn from Porsche’s history. Truly a 911 for the connoisseur, this is the perfect opportunity for the enthusiast who missed out on acquiring a Sport Classic when new.
Please note the temporary import symbol incorrectly references the EU. It should reference the UAE.
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