Carrera GT Receives the Makeover of a Lifetime from Porsche

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Porsche Carrera GT

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.

Porsche Carrera GT

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.

Porsche Carrera GT

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 Carrera GT

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.

Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth about Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

Currently, the highly-regarded automotive expert is a frequent contributor to the high-traffic auto websites Club Lexus, JK Forum, Corvette Forum and Honda Tech. Aubernon’s expert knowledge of all things ford trucks has also made her a mainstay as one of the most prolific writers on Ford truck enthusiasts and F-150 Online.

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