Porsche's 'Project Gold' Is a Restored Air-Cooled 993 Turbo S to Be Auctioned Off

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Porsche came to Pebble Beach with what’s essentially a brand new, 2018 Porsche 993 Turbo S, which it claims it had sitting around body-in-white and decided to fix up and auction off for charity.

Since Porsche likely knew what it had, it decided to finish building the car out and selling it off for a good cause. The only downside is that the car is unregisterable and therefore won’t be street legal.

The engine was built for the car new as a 450 horsepower 3.6-liter twin-turbo flat-six, and Porsche Classic threw in a six-speed manual and an all-wheel drive system. The car will be auctioned off in October and proceeds go to the Ferry Porsche Foundation.


The wheels are black, the body is gold, it’s the first new air-cooled Porsche in 20 years, and the rear spoiler is still a perfectly functional tray table.