This early 911 was recently built as a fully competitive racing car for the 2 Litre Cup by Sports Purpose’s James Turner, in collaboration with Paul Smith. The Paul Smith ‘Artist Stripe’ is unmistakable, continuous through the cabin and underside of the car, built beautifully by Tuthill Porsche. It has attracted widespread praise since its launch at Paul Smith’s Paris headquarters and debut on track at Le Mans Classic, and was a highly visible part of the Porsche 70th anniversary celebrations at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this summer.
Owned by James and his father since 1998, this 87,000 km car is a 964 RS that is used as Porsche intended. Unmodified in any way, Peter Turner competed at assorted hillclimbs and sprints (including Prescott and the Brighton Speed Trials) throughout the late 90s and early 00s, always driving the car to events on the road. The car is now kept just for driving on the road and the occasional track day, offering a remarkably pure but modern 911 drive.