This 1965 Porsche 911 Has A Racy Paintjob From Peter Klasen

Photography by Tom Gidden, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s 

« Turning any vehicle into an art car of any substance is bound to draw stares. I’ve seen several in person, from the three BMWs at the Petersen Museum through all of 2016, to clapped-out jalopies where owners have gone wild with the crazy glue. In any case, once a vehicle’s artfully-sculpted curves are given a contrasting livery, its look changes completely. This is definitely the case once Peter Klasen had finished with this particular canvas, an early 1965 Porsche 911. »




I don’t think the doctor converted the car to racing specification, and its





– Painted in 2009; signed by the artist


~190 horsepower, 1,991-cc SOHC air-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine with two triple-throat Weber 40 IDS carburettors, five-speed manual transmission, independent front and rear suspension, and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,200 mm

Vehicle information

Chassis no.: 300617

–One of 3,154 early 911s built in 1965

–Race prepared; includes FIA HTP


Auction house: RM Sotheby’s

Estimate: €200,000–€300,000

Offered without reserve

Price realized: Auction on May 14


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