• Sep 18, 2010

What if you could update your classic car with modern tech, without losing the style that you've come to love? Porsche now has a solution for owners of old 911s. Starting in October 2010, owners will be able to retrofit their cars with the Porsche Classic Radio Navigation System (Part # 911 645 910 00), which packages a display screen fitted into a form factor that is an exact fit for the original factory radio's location. Round knobs keep appearances in line with that classic Porsche aesthetic, but the technology is purely 21st century.

The unit will retail for €595,00 plus VAT (around $776 USD before taxes at current exchange rates). Considering what Porsche gets for some of the options on its modern cars, the neo-retro nav unit's price seems pretty good. We understand a desire for modern conveniences in older cars, and the Porsche Classic Radio Navigation System may be an answer to the prayers of some 911 enthusiasts since it obviates the need for a less desirable aftermarket solution. (Of cource, one could always just stick a portable GPS unit on the windshield...)

According to MotoBullet, the Classic Radio Navigation System is designed to fit Porsche 911s from from model years 1963 to 1977 (it might also fit the Porsche 914). They go on to suggest that this nav unit may also work with firstgeneration Porsche 912s, but those guys are already going too slow to care where they're heading. (We kid, we kid... out of jealousy.)

[Source: Porsche via MotoBullet]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      this is a pretty awesome idea...modern tech + classic styling = win
      • 4 Years Ago
      I want something similar for my Miata. Simple, understated, beautiful.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The bigger question: If this fits in a 911/914 dash.... how's the fit in a Type 1 Beetle? THAT would be nice.... but not at that price.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That's one small navigation screen.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That looks super clean, despite the Porsche badging, I wouldnt be surprised if owners of other older cars install this, especially considering the price.
      • 4 Years Ago
      $776 is pocket change for anyone familiar with the expenses of keeping a classic Porsche in good running order.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I love how old school they were able to get it to look.

      ditch that ugly suction cup and get this instead so you can find your way
      to that meet up with the other guys with super awesome old Porsches.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yup. This is an epic win for Porsche Design. Now hopefully owners will stop stuffing crappy Alpine's in gorgeous old 911's....
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm personally not bit on GPS units (could possibly be because I haven't used one that act's like Google maps yet. yeah yeah, I know, there's Audi...) but I really wish automakers or some aftermarket company would make updated head units that looked like the stock versions. The biggest thing I want in a car is to be able to connect to my iPod/Phone and have some sort of Bluetooth feature. Currently, I'm able to use my car's tape deck with an adapter which looks kinda silly with a cord sticking out of it all the time, but it looks a lot better than any replacement out there. If anyone knows of an aftermarket 1 DIN head unit that'll actually look good in an E36, I'm all ears, but I've yet to see anything that comes close save for something from Nakamichi, and even then I'd rather hang onto my OEM Alpine unit. So kudos to Porsche for producing this, hopefully more companies will follow suite.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I like it, its simple, unobtrusive and does its job. What would have been nice is if the mod would give the vehicle a nav screen on the instrument panel like on the Panamera
      • 4 Years Ago
      "Of cource"???
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'll take one in a modern car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      If this replaces the radio,.....where does a radio go afterwards?

      I only see this working in double DINs.....
        • 4 Years Ago
        It looks like there is an eject button on the top left corner, the faceplate will probaby tilt forward allowing cd's to be put in
        • 4 Years Ago
        When I say radio,..I mean CD player or whatever else you may want to use....

        If this will run an iPod,.....and has a radio,....it would be unique.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I wonder if that'd fit in my 944...i love the look of it, and my car has no radio at all in it, just a big hole in the dash with a bunch of tied off wires in it.
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