Porsches new 1998 911 sold at auction
Porsche’s “Project Gold” has been sold at auction in Atlanta after ten minutes.
The German car brand ended production of the 993 911 Turbo 20 years ago, but decided to build just more one, for old time’s sake.
And, after 18 months, the final 993 911 Turbo dubbed “Project Gold” has been sold at auction.
It was one of 51 Porsches auctioned off as part of the brand’s anniversary, “70 years of Porsche sports cars” at the Porsche Experience Centre in Atlanta over the weekend.
RM Sothebys dropped the hammer after 37 bids, with a final sale price of EU$2.7m ($4.4million AUD).
Based off the 1998 model, the special edition “Project Gold” gets the same corrosion protection and painting process treatment that today’s series-production vehicles receive as well as a brand new air-cooled 3.6-litre twin-turbo six-cylinder engine.
The 993 is painted Golden Yellow metallic, in keeping with the 2018 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series paint. It also features golden yellow accents, black wheels and a black interior with golden yellow stitching.
However, you won’t see this one on the road. Due to stricter, modern regulations, the 993 911 cannot be road registered and is limited to private track use only.
Porsche says the proceeds will go directly to the not-for-profit Ferry Porsche Foundation.