Porsche purists aren't going to like this.
While the 992-generation Porsche 911 family continues to expand with new models like the track-focused GT3, there is still a high demand for classic 911s. Singer builds some of the best Porsche 911 restomods in the business. Porsche is also on a mission to restore 40 classic 911s back to their former glory and get them back on the road. This classic 911 stands out from all the rest, however. Currently for sale on Bring a Trailer is a custom 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera art car with a colorful exterior and unique design.
Designed by artist Dominic Besner and collaborator Yves Thibeault, the colorful Porsche 911 was created as part of the Art Cars Project for the Musee National des Beaux-Arts du Quebec in Canada.
Dominating the hood is an illustration of a bull with a nose ring and horns that extend over the fenders and onto the doors. The rest of the exterior is just as eye-catching, finished in a variety of colors including orange, red, yellow, brown, blue, white, black, and turquoise. Even the wheels weren't left untouched, as the art car sits on black 16-inch wheels with custom-painted center caps with Porsche crests, wrapped in 205/50 front and 225/50 rear Pirelli Cinturato tires.
Inside, the cabin features bolstered seats with tan upholstery and matching floor mats, air conditioning, and a Kenwood CD player.
Besner and Thibeault used a combination of airbrushes, hand brushes, spray paints, felt-tip markers, finger-painting, and sanding. When it was new, the 911's 3.2-liter flat-six was rated at 217 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. The oil was changed and the battery was replaced in May 2020.
Art cars are an acquired taste, but some Porsche purists will probably pass this off as vandalism. If, however, you fancy owning this one-of-a-kind Porsche 911 art car, it's currently for sale in Monterey, California, via Craigslist. At the time of writing, it has a current bid of $50,000 with two days until the auction ends.