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29 October 2016, 15:00 BST
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Lot 145: 1979 Porsche 911 by Theon Design(84 views)
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1979 Porsche 911 by Theon Design
Reg. Number: UK Registered
Chassis Number: 9119300683
Theon Design launched its first car in 2015 after spending two years of developing and refining to create a car with a difference. The result is a 911 built with impeccable attention to detail, but one which also pushes the boundaries in terms of design, build and technology. Theon Design combine the best of the old and new to create a car that is not only beautiful, but performs beyond all expectations. Passion for what they do is the driving force of Theon, who are constantly developing ideas and technologies to recreate the iconic Porsche into a performance car that excites and surprises in equal measure. The Theon 911 takes cues from the 70s classics such as the ST, RS and RSR, amalgamating the best of these designs into a modern interpretation, offered with numerous options in terms of engine and drivetrain, to bespoke finishes both inside and out.
This fabulous 911 by Theon Design used as its basis a 1979 Porsche 911, which enjoyed an extensive program of refurbishment and re-design to produce the car you see here today. At the heart of the Theon is a Porsche 964 RS specification engine which was built from NOS by Porsche Motorsport in Belgium, and originally destined for the 993 SuperCup series. Theon re-designed the bodywork in the style of the early 911 S/T & RSR racers of the early 1970s, using a combination of new lightweight carbon and composite panels to built up a unique 911 shell, into which the motor was installed. Either refurbished, replaced or upgraded Porsche components were used throughout, the suspension was upgraded with a coilover set, and the brakes were replaced with upgraded Porsche Turbo items. Finally the interior was treated to a bespoke re-trim in tan leather by an automotive and aeronautical trim specialist, Lol Smith, responsible for fitting out Vladimir Putin’s Head of State jet.
Delivering now over 300bhp in a lightweight body, and in excellent condition in all respects, this is an exceptionally fast Porsche offering the looks of the classic 911 racers, but with the performance and reliability of the modern RS models.
Completed in summer of 2015, and finished in Stone Grey with a Tan leather interior, this is a truly impressive achievement and an incredible road car.