Carrera GT Receives the Makeover of a Lifetime from Porsche
Porsche Classic restoration of a customer’s Carrera GT includes a finish in Oak Green Metallic, a color from the 1970s.
The Carrera GT entered our lives over 15 years ago, and in its brief life, the V10-powered supercar made a big impact on the motoring world with its pure carbon fiber monocoque with matching subframe, carbon ceramic brakes, and Le Mans Prototype heritage.
Of course, 15 years is a long time, and some Carrera GTs may need more than a fresh set of tires and hoses to get back out on the road. For such owners, Car and Driver has the story of a Carrera GT receiving the makeover of a lifetime from Porsche’s own Porsche Classic.
The owner of this particular Carrera GT commissioned the restoration, with this outing being the first time the public has seen the owner’s car. The full factory restoration went above and beyond all expectations, from the total overhaul of the car’s powertrain, to sanding and refinishing the carbon fiber to remove yellowing and fade.
The Carrera GT was then painted in Oak Green Metallic, a color never offered on the car, but on Porsches of the 1970s. Inside, the leather seats were covered in ox-blood red with houndstooth, neither of which were originally offered when the Porsche was new. And on all of the corners, the wheels were painted in gold, while the magnesium rims were covered in silver before polished to the customer’s specifications.
Porsche Classic is up for another restoration like this Carrera GT in the near future. We can’t wait to see who takes them up on their offer, and what comes out of their workshop.