Porsche Project Gold goes from 0 to $3,000,000 in less than ten minutes

Porsche 993 Turbo Project Gold 02

All the money goes to helping other people, nice job, Porsche!

This one-off piece of automotive art was built out of love – and it needed only ten minutes to get the love it deserved

Porsche Project Gold is the last air-cooled Porsche 911 ever built. It is also a product of thousands of hours of manual work from some of Porsche's best craftsmen, a showcase of what Porsche Classic can do for its customers (more about it here). And now it has a new home.

All it took was 37 bids and ten minutes to get the Project Gold from 0 to $3,128,830 (€2,743,500) at the Porsche Experience Centre Atlanta (USA) auction. The net proceedings will go directly to the nonprofit Ferry Porsche Foundation, which was set up this year to mark the brand’s anniversary.

Porsche 993 Turbo Project Gold 04

The foundation – named after the brand’s founder, Ferry Porsche – focuses primarily on the homes of its Stuttgart and Leipzig factories. It also supports projects at the brand’s international sites. The foundation supports work in the fields of education, research, sport, culture and social affairs. According to Porsche, in the future, the foundation is also planning to focus more on its own range of projects.

Porsche 993 Turbo Project Gold 03

Painted in Golden Yellow Metallic, Project Gold is a nod to the 2018 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series. The black wheels are highlighted by Golden Yellow design accents, while the seats and interior trim are finished in black with Golden Yellow details. The body shell features the characteristic side air intakes of the 993 type 911 Turbo S. The 331 kW (450 hp) Classic Series celebrated its world premiere at the Porsche Rennsport Reunion in Laguna Seca (USA) on September 27, 2018.

Porsche 993 Turbo Project Gold 05

Porsche Classic has also created two Project Gold-inspired genuine parts as a special treat for all 993 owners. Porsche customers can opt to upgrade their vehicles with a new aluminum tank cap (available for all 911 models from the years 1980 to 1998) and a black tailpipe.

SEE MORE: Porsche Project Gold: watch how Porsche Classic built the last air-cooled 911 Turbo