This isn't the first time they collaborated.
There's a seemingly endless of vintage Porsches but not all of them receive this level of attention. The German automaker teamed up with New York fashion label Aime Leon Dore (ALD) to redesign yet another 911. What you're looking at it is a restored Porsche 911 Super Carrera, or SC, originally built from 1978 until 1983. The finished project is actually very personal to ALD founder and creative director Teddy Santis.
"The design of the vehicle and the creative direction for the project both come from my childhood on the Greek islands and the unique beauty of things that get better with age and wear in that environment."
This isn't the first time the two companies have joined forces for such a project for New York Fashion Week. Last year they completed another air-cooled restoration, a Type 964 911 Carrera 4. "The vision for this project was always to portray the Super Carrera with a completely different type of intimacy than the 964 but in a way that would feel equally impactful," Santis continued.
Because he's a Porsche fan and, professionally, must pay extra attention to detail, this 911 SC was painted in a classic Olive color and he chose Fuchs wheels, auxiliary lights on the hood, and a period-correct roof rack.
Inside, there are Persian carpets for floor mats that have also been integrated into the doors. The original Recaro seats were even restored by Recaro itself. Other interior materials, such as leather, were all processed by hand. "Just like the first vehicle that we created as part of our partnership, the 911 SC is a characteristic interpretation of the 911 idea," says Robert Ader, Vice President Marketing at Porsche.
The completed 911 SC premiered this weekend in New York City at ALD's flagship store in Manhattan. It's being displayed alongside a capsule collection utilizing materials and patterns from the restored car.