Make no mistake, original Porsche 1965 911 racer was stylish and genuinely ground-breaking vehicle when it was first unveiled during the swinging sixties. But 53 years later, it’s smooth lines and elegant finishes are once again turning heads.
It’s all thanks to a collaboration between the luxury brand and fashion designer Paul Smith. The classic racer recently competed in Le Mans Classic – a popular vintage sports car event. To celebrate, the car was given a custom one-off redesign specifically for the race.
It’s dramatic multicoloured makeover uses the eye-catching and iconic stripes of the Paul Smith brand. But it’s not just on the outside that you can see its bold new look, on the interior the design elements are echoed in the form of petrol blue seats and a dark green roll cage.
The vibrant design was painstakingly put together by Paul Smith and James Turner. Turner is the founder of a unique car garage called ‘Sports Purpose’ which is entirely dedicated to Porsche customizations and refits.
‘I have always been a fan of Paul Smith and I still remember buying my first Paul Smith jumper and jeans — in fact, I still have them! I am absolutely thrilled with the result and hope that fans of Paul Smith, Porsche and racing worldwide will enjoy seeing it out and about in the future, looking utterly resplendent in its unique artist’s stripe livery.”
Even if you’re not a vintage car fanatic, we can all agree that Turner’s craftsmanship, Paul Smith’s colour palette and Porsche gorgeous design are a truly winning combination.
Via Paul Smith