Porsche Classic Will Build Your Own One-Off Dream Car
Porsche has gathered two of its specialized departments, “Porsche Classic” and “Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur,” to bring a special few vehicles to lucky customers. The Sonderwunsch program, as they are calling it, will now take orders from customers who want a one-of-a-kind Porsche and set them up with a team of Porsche representatives to plan, design, and carry out the build of their very own one-off Porsche.
If a customer is approved for their desired project, a team of Porsche members can meet them in Zuffenhausen, the Atlanta or Los Angeles Porsche Experience Centre, or over Zoom to discuss the matters of their build.
Porsche says that the projects pitched to them from customers must be actually “doable” in a precise and sorted manner. For example, Porsche would gladly turn an air-cooled 930 into a water-cooled 930 with customized paint and interior, but if a customer wants their 911 Carrera turned into a GT3, they would likely turn them away.
Most importantly, the customer themselves will be the ones to give the vision and direction for the project as a whole. They can request changes from the exterior to the interior and even the engine and suspension.
This set of projects is not a complete overhaul of the selected vehicles, it is simply a way to make one’s car unique while utilizing Porsche’s restoration and engineering skills. One unrelated build that Porsche completed last year is somewhat on par with what they are going for here - “Project Gold." It was a ground-up build by Porsche Classic of a 993 911 with newly reproduced parts.
It featured a special paint job, bespoke stitching, some unique interior bits and other inspired components to make it one of a kind. Project Gold was more expensive than these customer projects will be, however, the basic ideas and level of intervention are very similar.
Porsche says finalizing a design plan could take a customer and their Porsche reps. around a year to complete, which would then progress into the actual build of the car, taking up another two to three years.
Just the planning process can cost up to $100,000, according to Car And Driver. But we are not sure how much a build will cost in total. Stay tuned for updates.
Max Larsen is the Porsche reporter at Torque News. Since he was 15 years old Max was building old cars and selling them for profit, spawning his love for cars. He has been around Porsches his entire life. His grandfather had several 911s and he’s owned two Porsche 944s, which made the auto-shop class cars a lot simpler. Reading old car magazines and seeing press cars at shows gave him the passion to write and pursue the industry. He is currently studying Journalism at Western Washington University. Follow Max on Torque News Porsche and on Twitter at @maxlarsencars. Search Torque News Porsche for daily Porsche news coverage by our expert automotive reporters.