On November 30, collectors will have the opportunity to purchase a 2010 Porsche 911 Sport Classic, one of the last ever constructed and virtually as good as new with less than 700 miles on the odo. The auction will take place in Abu Dhabi and will be handled by RM Sotheby’s, who estimates the car will sell for anything between $450,000 – $600,000.
Built in May of 2010 for the Middle Eastern market, this is the 237th of only 250 examples produced. 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.
Based on the 997.2-gen and powered by a specially modified 3.8-litre flat-six- paired to 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, as well as a new exhaust system and carbon-fibre air-box.
These upgrades resulted in a thumping 408 HP, a 23-horse improvement over the standard Carrera S. 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.
Fans of the 911 will be quick to spot the 19-inch Fuchs-style alloy wheels and rear ducktail spoiler that hark back to the 1973 Carrera RS. 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, 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 also 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 been serviced recently.
Photo Credits: Ahmed Qadri/RM Auctions