The one-of-one 911 Classic Club Coupe | A joint restoration between Porsche Classic and the Porsche Club of America

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Upon first look, the 911 Classic Club Coupe might look like little more than a 996 with a ducktail spoiler, but the joint project between Porsche Classic and the Porsche Club of America is much more than that.

In fact, the car was built to not only celebrate the PCA, but also the endless possibilities offered by Porsche's Sonderwunsch, or "Special Wish," program. The recently-launched program from Porsche Classic gives customers nearly limitless customization options in order to build their dream, one-off Porsche.

The Type 996 is unjustly overshadowed by the other 911 ranges,” says Alexander Fabig, Head of Individualization and Classic, “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.”

Upgrades to the car–which started as a 1998 911 Carrera found in Virginia by PCA Executive Director Vu Nguyen–include the engine, brakes and chassis from a 996.2 GT3, plus “strengthening of the body-in-white using both original and newly developed parts.” The work was carried out at the Porsche Classic workshop in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen.

The Classic Club Coupe is finished in Sport Grey Metallic with light Sport Grey Metallic stripes outlined in blue. Other unique exterior touches are the double-bubble roof and RS 2.7-inspired spoiler, both custom-made for the car.

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Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
3/21/22 11:20 a.m.

I saw this car in person at Amelia. Very nicely done!

300zxfreak
300zxfreak Reader
3/21/22 12:07 p.m.

I'm quite sure it's uber affordable, too.

300zxfreak
300zxfreak Reader
3/21/22 12:11 p.m.

Actually, "sonderwunsch" is German for "take out second and third mortgages on your house for down payment, balance due upon demand".

californiamilleghia
californiamilleghia UltraDork
3/21/22 12:15 p.m.

I am glad the ducktail is back....

Quack Quack

Don2001l
Don2001l New Reader
3/22/22 1:09 p.m.

How to turn a $120k car into a Million dollar car ;)

Like a Singer or similar bespoke auto mobile.

Is there a write up on the build somewhere ?

thanks,

Don

pres589 (djronnebaum)
pres589 (djronnebaum) UltimaDork
3/22/22 1:12 p.m.

Put me in the thumbs down column on the ducktail.  Seemed like an odd throwback that doesn't fit with the rest of the car.  Wheels are cool (or cool enough) but the spoiler seemed over the top.

Mars Red and a flat decklid and less tape graphics and I think I'd be more positive on it.  Not like I'm going to buy one of these anyway so just another peanut in the gallery.

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
3/28/22 7:02 a.m.

I believe the plan is to show the car at events for a year and then raffle it off for charity. I might prove to be a way to get a million dollar 911 for less than $100!

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