If money is no object and you are in the market for a special 997, it probably doesn’t get any better than this Sport Classic, a special edition limited to just 250 units based on the Carrera S. From the Fuchs-style alloy wheels and twin-domed roof to the ducktail rear spoiler and the wide body of the all-wheel-drive versions, this particular 911 from the model’s previous generation is arguably one of the most sought-after versions. As a matter of fact, the car reached sold-out status even before being officially revealed.
A pristine example finished in Sport Classic Grey with grey racing stripes is available in north London at Hexagon Classics’ flagship showroom. According to the dealer, it is “perhaps the best example in the world,” as it should be taking into account the odometer reads a mere 80 miles (129 kilometers). By the looks of it, the right-hand-drive 911 Sport Classic number 142/250 appears to be in an as-new condition. The seller mentions everything is intact, from the lovely bodywork to the interior cabin and the mechanicals.
Speaking of which, the rare 997 rocks a naturally aspirated flat-six 3.8-liter engine upgraded to develop 402 horsepower (300 kilowatts) and 310 pound-feet (420 Newton-meters) of torque channeled to the rear axle via a six-speed, short-shift manual gearbox. The sport chassis pack has lowered the ride height by 20 mm (0.8 inches) and the car also received a limited slip differential and carbon ceramic brakes with yellow calipers. Other goodies on the menu included a sports exhaust system with dual enlarged round tips as well as a black tint for the headlight surrounds.
Additional changes are noticeable once you virtually hop inside the cabin where the 2010 Porsche 911 Sport Classic has a numbered limited edition plaque on the glove box and fancy aluminum door sills also individually numbered. The long list of amenities includes air conditioning, a Bose sound system, Nappa leather-wrapped steering wheel, and many more.
The car is being sold with a 12-month warranty and a fresh MoT. You’ll have to give Hexagon Classics a call to find out how much it costs, though. To get an idea about what to expect in terms of the asking price, we managed to find a similar car on Classic Driver located in Germany. It’s a left-hand-drive example, number 146, with the same finish and 11,900 miles (19,150 km) on the clock. Price? €380,000 (about $398,500). That sounds like a lot of money, but don’t forget some people are asking $699,000 for a current-gen 911 R…
Source: Hexagon Classics
Gallery: 2010 Porsche 911 Sport Classic
INCREDIBLE 80-MILE PORSCHE 911 SPORT CLASSIC GOES ON SALE AT HEXAGON
- Leading London classic car retailer Hexagon is delighted to offer for sale one of the rarest 997-generation Porsches
- Stunning 2010 Porsche 911 Sport Classic is just one of 250 cars ever sold worldwide and has covered only 80 miles
- Presented in Sport Classic Grey paintwork and in as-new condition, it represents one of the most collectable 997-generation Porsches
- For more information, please visit http://hexagonclassics.com/
(London – January 5th 2017)
With production limited to just 250 models, a ducktail rear spoiler and twin-domed roof among a host of modifications and upgrades, the 911 Sport Classic is one of the most collectable modern Porsches – and Hexagon is delighted to offer for sale perhaps the best example in the world.
Having covered just 80 miles, to say this right-hand drive model has been cherished is a huge understatement. It is presented in as-new condition, a true time-warp car whose bodywork, interior and mechanicals look just as they did when the original buyer took delivery seven years ago.
And what a car to cherish. With the ducktail rear spoiler, front lip spoiler and Fuchs-style alloys a clear nod to the fabled 2.7 RS of the 1970s, the Sport Classic pays homage to its brilliant forbear, but adds modern touches such as PCCB carbon brakes and the wide body from the four-wheel drive models.
With rear-wheel drive and no turbochargers though – just that normally aspirated 3.8-litre flat six modified to 402bhp – it’s a purist’s plaything. Further neat additions include that motorsport-inspired twin-domed roof, subtle grey racing stripes and 20mm lower ride height thanks its sports chassis package.
The specification list doesn’t stop there though. The 911 Sport Classic also packs yellow brake calipers, a sports exhaust system with larger tail pipes and limited slip differential, while the cabin doesn’t skimp on quality with aluminium door skins, a Nappa leather wheel and Bose sound system. Presented in Sport Classic Grey, this car naturally comes with a full history and will be soldwith a fresh MoT and a 12-month warranty.
Hexagon Classics Chairman Paul Michaels said: “The 911 Sport Classic was such a hit with Porsche collectors that the 250-car limited run sold out even before the company officially announced it. It’s not hard to see why – it harks back to legendary 911s like the 2.7 RS but mixes those classic cues with some well-chosen modifications to make it a proper enthusiast’s machine.
“Because it’s not a Rennsport car, it’s a 997 that has always flown a little under the radar – just look at the spotlight that’s fallen on the RS 4.0 and GT3 models for example – but that hasn’t stopped its stock from quietly rising. All those upgrades make the 911 Sport Classic a really rather wonderful package after all."
“Finding one with 8,000 miles on the clock would be hard enough, let alone 800 miles – but with a barely believable 80-miles, this is the best 911 Sport Classic on the market anywhere in the world. It looks like it has just rolled off the line in Stuttgart, with not a mark on its paintwork or leather trim. We’re privileged to have it in stock and there’s no doubt it’s the ideal addition to any Porsche collection.”
This Porsche 911 Sport Classic is available to view now at Hexagon Classics’ flagship showroom in north London.