Porsche Cars Australia has revealed a very limited-edition Porsche 911 Carrera S that pays tribute to the first-ever Australian-delivered 911, back in 1965.
Just two examples of what are dubbed '1965 Reimagined' models have been made, featuring styling flourishes lifted from that original car. The cars were specified through the Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur program, using already existing options. The two cars are each priced at $332,470, plus on-road costs, a near $60k premium over the $274,600 Carrera S on which it is based.
The two models are available via Porsche Centre Melbourne and Porsche Centre Sydney South respectively.
The first-ever 911 sold in Australia was bought by Ron Angas, a South Australian pastoralist. The car was delivered in 1965 by then Australian Porsche distributor, Norman Hamilton.
Price when new in 1965 was around $7500. For context, a new Holden EH Special was around $2300.
“It’s incredible that 55 years on from the original 911 delivery to Australia, we can now replicate some of the features in the modern vehicle,” said Lee Hallett, General Sales Manager, Porsche Centre Sydney South.
Outside, the most obvious addition is the paint, the new model wearing a similar shade to the original’s ‘Steingrau’ (Stone Grey).
With Stone Grey no longer in the Porsche palette, the new models are cloaked in ‘Crayon’, deemed the closest match.
Other styling touches include stainless-steel window surrounds and exhaust tips, while the new model’s five-spoke alloys are complemented by black calipers, as per the original.
Inside, the 1965 Reimagined models are trimmed in Agave Green leather with contrast stitching in Crayon, emulating the original’s green leather interior.
The new model’s dashboard is trimmed in Paldao Dark timber accents, again, in homage to the original’s maple yellow dashboard trim.
Completing the look are aluminium door sills, illuminated and personalised with ‘1965 Reimagined’.
The two cars are on display at their respective Sydney and Melbourne dealerships and are available to purchase. Additionally, the first locally-delivered Porsche 911 is currently on display at Porsche Centre Sydney South. It will head to Melbourne once COVID-19 restrictions have eased.