2001 996 Turbo
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This wonderful example of 911 Turbo (996) MY 2001 was built to the personal specifications Paul-Ernst Strähle, a former factory racing driver, as a unique sample. This Turbo was originally painted “Gelb Orange”, specifically to match Strähle’s well-known old 914/6 GT that he raced in period. In the ’50 and ’60 he acheived many important victories such the 1000 Miglia, the Nürburgring 1000 km and the Targa Florio. Then he became an official Porsche dealer.
He chose many options among the items offered by Porsche Exclusive, as the roll cage, competition bucket seats, racing harnesses (which were never fitted) and had the rear seats deleted.
Strähle put about 8,000 km on this Turbo. The car then passed through several other owners, but has been meticulously maintained from new, with its service booklet stamped at regular intervals, up to the current mileage: 47.000 kms. The car is complete of many all its original equipment, including the seat of rear wheels for winter tyres.
With blinding power and 305 km/h capability, this was the fastest street-legal automobile Porsche had ever produced, with 420 hp with the reliable all-wheel-drive transmission. It is for sure one of the most important and well preserve 911 of the modern hera.
The car could be seen in Bologna by appointment. German documents and title.
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Photos: Rémi Dergegen