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Project Sold! Porsche's ‘Gold’ 993 restomod goes for €2.7m

Published: 29 October 2018

► Porsche Classic Project Gold
► 993 Turbo reborn as restomod
► In the gun sights: Singer 

Porsche has sold its Project Gold 993 for a cool €2.7 million. The stunning restomod took just 37 bids and ten minutes to find a final buyer last weekend, where it was included in RM Sotheby’s Porsche 70th Anniversary sale.

The final price of the one-off 993 was 2,743,500, and 2,589,027 of that will go to the not-for-profit Ferry Porsche foundation. Designed to help areas surrounding the brand’s Stuttgart and Leipzig factories, the charity works in everything from education, to sport and social affairs – though it was only set up this year.

Alongside the 993, Porsche has also unveiled two Project-Gold inspired parts for everyone else that wants in on the restomod action. With that in mind, you can now get a new aluminum tank cap for 911s between 1980-1998, and a black tail pipe.

Project Gold rear end

For everything else about the Project Gold 993, keep reading.

Porsche Project Gold 993: everything you need to know

Porsche is going Singer hunting with its own reimagining of a classic 993. This new restored 911, named ‘Project Gold’ has been revealed during the 2018 Monterey Car Week.

The 993-era 911 Turbo is finished in Golden Yellow Metallic, just like the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series and comes complete with plenty of little gold details inside and out. There are 993 Turbo S side vents, black rims that were modified with laser precision and an all-new 445bhp 3.6-litre turbocharged flat-six.

The 18-month project involved completely redoing the corrosion protection of the bodyshell and then handed to Porsche Classic for full re-working. It’s just a one-off, mind, and not road legal according to Porsche. Watch the latest video on the new car below.

See the new 2019 Porsche 992 shorn of all disguise

Porsche Project Gold interior

Project Gold suggests it’s eyeing up a slice of the factory-approved restoration and restomod scene for itself. Porsche has watched the small-scale-but-successful work at Singer with interest (and not a few legal threats about how the Californians can market their restorations). 

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