• Nov 9, 2010
Porsche 911 Sport Classic and 911 Speedster – Click above for high-res image gallery

Unless you've found yourself shopping for a 911 recently, you may not know that Porsche offers a unique customization program for all of its vehicles straight from the factory. If you've got the will and the credit score, the German manufacturer will be happy to custom tailor your vehicle to nearly any specification, complete with interior or performance enhancements. The company says that it has a team of around 100 workers whose sole job is to make sure customers get exactly what they want out of their new Porsche.

The program isn't exactly new, either. Porsche has been custom tailoring its products for 25 years now, and to mark the silver anniversary, the company is producing just 356 examples of the 911 Sport Classic – a machine that saw a similarly low production run of just 250 units.

For those of us who simply can't find it in our checking accounts to lay our hands on the 911 Speedster, Porsche is planning a raft of other, more affordable products to celebrate with, including a book on the company's history and a special exhibit in the Porsche Museum. Hit the jump for the press release.

[Source: Porsche]

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25th Anniversary of Porsche Exclusive

Stuttgart. For the past 25 years, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, has been offering the option – under the term "Exclusive" – of individually tailoring a Porsche to create an unmistakable, unique vehicle immediately on ordering it. Porsche Exclusive offers hand-crafted refinement ex-works to provide a highly personalised touch in terms of design and performance. Virtually any customer desire can be fulfilled by Porsche Exclusive following a personal dialogue. The sole prerequisite is technical and qualitative feasibility. Implemented with the finest craftsmanship and using selected materials, the skilful hands of the Exclusive specialists create components and complete vehicles in which personal care and dedication can be seen and felt down to the very last detail. Bespoke, manual work – also with needle and thread wherever appropriate – is the most important principle of Porsche Exclusive. Because no machine handles material with as much finesse as human hands.

A team of about 100 specialists at Porsche Exclusive takes care of everything from development to sales. Whether it be refined interior equipment or performance enhancements, all options from the Exclusive range and the vehicles themselves are not only developed in Weissach, but are also to a large extent integrated in the production process of a new Porsche.

A separate, extensive Exclusive catalogue, which also shows examples of completely individualised vehicles besides the range of options, is of course also available for each Porsche model. The customer discusses further special wishes directly with the Porsche dealership or the Exclusive customer advisors in the Zuffenhausen or Leipzig factories. Selected "flagship dealers" also offer this high-quality service abroad. Porsche Exclusive is additionally represented world-wide at a number of events and trade fairs.

In 2009 Porsche Exclusive added a further gem to its portfolio in the form of the 911 Sport Classic. Limited to 250 vehicles, this was a 911 which perfectly combined tradition and modernity. Designed with Porsche's discerning customers in mind, the Porsche 911 Sport Classic with fixed rear wing in the "ducktail" shape first exhibited by 1973's legendary Carrera RS 2.7 was a quite special highlight.
25 years of success are a good reason to celebrate. Porsche Exclusive will be doing this in a manner which reflects the high standards of the company within the company: with a strictly limited edition of a new 911 Speedster. In homage to the first Porsche model that bore the name Speedster – the 356 Speedster – the production run for the new model is limited to 356 cars. In the best tradition as a puristic, open-topped two-seater with low windscreen and double bubble on the convertible-top compartment lid.
With the 911 Speedster Porsche Exclusive will herald in a year chock-a-block with activities. With a new book on the Porsche Exclusive history, which will be available in the Porsche Museum shop from March 2011, a special Museum exhibition to run from March to May 2011 or a special Porsche Travel Club trip in June, for instance. Amongst other venues, Porsche Exclusive can be experienced live at the vintage vehicle grand prix at the Nürburgring in August 2011.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      The pic above with the 911 sport classic and speedster look f-ing amazing.
      • 4 Years Ago
      To me the best looking Porsche out there right now is the Boxster Spyder.
      I decided to get that in the spring.
      Not only does it look good, but it's price is pretty appealing, especially slightly used.

      Doubtful I will be drag racing and doubtful I will be doing 180 mph on the highway anytime soon so it really is the best car of the line up out there.
      Because there are so many 911s out there over the decades and there are so many of them, the Boxster Spyder is actually a more rare care to see than any 911.
        • 4 Years Ago

        I'm not sure what kind of depreciation you're expecting from a 9 month old limited edition car. At best you may save $7000.

        If you're financing 100% of the car, you'd probably save around $5000 alone in financing offers on a new car compared to used since it's so expensive. It's ~$71,000 with the most popular options.

        Just something to think about.

        If you're waiting for true depreciation, you should wait until the 30 month mark hits. By then, you'll probably be able to pick one up for the low $40k range with low miles.
        • 4 Years Ago
        You'd better order it now if you plan to get it by the spring...
        • 4 Years Ago
        Excellent choice...they look fantastic in silver.

        It always makes more sense to buy pre-owned. The savings can go a long way towards mods/customization, although the only thing I would probably do to it is replace the wheels with a more aggressive-looking set.
        • 4 Years Ago

        They are already $10,000 off of sticker with a few thousand miles on them.
        That is significant.
        Also, I pay cash for my stuff.
        • 4 Years Ago

        Sounds like someone is an ex Honda Fanboy. I used to want the white on white combo myself. I loved the way it looked on the NSX and ITR.

        I love that car as well and actually wanted the same color combo... sans the black retro porsche writing on the side of the car. I'd also do the interior in red and black mix.

        • 4 Years Ago
        Not ordering, going to buy a used one.
        Let someone else eat the depreciation.
        • 4 Years Ago

        The Boxster Spyder is not limited edition. It is demand-based production-line, just like the Boxster and Boxster S.

        Maybe there might be a used one that a dealership owner drove for a while, so they can't quite sell it new... but then you are locked into that car's configuration and color.

        I am not sure how many people buy a Porsche, and trade it in 9-12 months later. It isn't as though Porsche has anything newer out, nor much of anything else in the market segment is drastically newer.

        But I suppose it is possible.

        I wish they would announce the CS/RS or whatever Cayman equivalent of the Boxster Spyder they said they were planning on releasing. I would be torn as to which one to get, if I had that kind of money. Maybe a pared-down no-luxury Spyder for sunny days and track days, and a full-boat Cayman S for other days. :D
      • 4 Years Ago
      Too bad the only Porsche I can even fit in is the Cayenne.
        • 4 Years Ago
        My comment was a reference to height, not weight.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Jeremy Clarkson who's well over 6ft. has no problem with leg or head room. Unless you're 7ft. tall, I don't see how you would have a problem with having leg and head room.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Sounds like great motivation to lose a few!
      • 4 Years Ago
      The Sport Classic is such a gorgeous modern retro representation.

      I'd kill to have one of those in my garage.
        • 4 Years Ago
        You should check out Singer Vehicle Design. Their restomods are beautiful.
      • 4 Years Ago
      911 Sport Classic yay, 911 Speedster nay.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I wish the picture of the 911 with 935 mods would open up. I wonder if that beast has a 935 spec engine? I love it!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sometimes I build porsches on their excellent car configurator (avialable on porsche's website) just for fun. It's pretty cool- it renders the car in 3-D...
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