Bo Zolland’s Retro Styling Kit for the Porsche 911

Retro

Miss those classic Porsche 911s? Then this may be a good solution.

I'll just come out and admit it: I've never been a huge fan of the Porsche 911's styling beginning with the 996 series in 1998. While I certainly appreciate the many other wonderful traits it's always had, some elements of the 996 and 997 designs just never did it for me. The new 991 is an improvement, but it's the older generations that I've always preferred. The 911 from the late 60s and early 70s has always had a certain charm that's made it stand out as a classic car I'd love to own one day.

And it seems that I'm not the only one who has a certain nostalgia for that era of 911. So yes, I absolutely love the Singer 911 from earlier this year. But now, Swedish designer Bo Zolland has teamed up with Custom Concepts from The Netherlands to create a new retro styling package for the Porsche 997 that was built from 2005 until 2011. It basically brings back elements of the coupe's styling to that earlier era. The kit will include a new front bumper as well as a new set of turn lights and features the original design of the 60s vents and even a cool design for the lower air vents.

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But perhaps the best part is the wheels, which are a set of deep-dish, over-sized Fuchs five-spoke alloys, which come in either black or black with silver trim. If all goes to plan, Custom Concepts will begin producing Zolland's design kit in the coming months. No word on possible pricing just yet, but it's certainly an interesting piece of retro work.

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