Abstract Porsche 911 Art Car Comes up for Auction

This 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera bears the artistic vision of Canadian painter Jean-Pierre Lafrance, with vivid colors splashed across the original white paint.

1989 porsche 911 carrera art car


  • This boldly painted 1989 Porsche 911Carrera, the second in a series of “art cars” created for a Canadian museum, is up for auction on Bring a Trailer.
  • The eye-catching look was dreamt up by Canadian artist Jean-Pierre Lafrance and painted onto the car by specialist Yves Thibeault using several techniques, from airbrushing to finger-painting.
  • The 911 underneath uses 3.2-liter flat-six and a five-speed manual transmission, and bidding currently sits at $57,000 with four days left.

Most new cars are painted white, black, grey, or silver, so a vibrant paint color helps your car stand out amongst the sea of anonymous vehicles. But if you want to make it really easy to remember where you parked at the big-box store, you should spring for this 1989 Porsche 911Carrera coupe, an “art car” for sale on auction site Bring a Trailer boasting a one-of-a-kind paint job.ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW

1989 porsche 911 carrera art car


This Porsche was the second in a string of 911s custom-painted for the Art Cars Project, which saw several artists decorate the iconic German sports car as part of a collaboration with the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec in Canada. Called “Masterpiece II,” this particular art car’s abstract look was created by Canadian painter Jean-Pierre Lafrance. Lafrance’s vision was then applied to the Porsche by auto-body painter Yves Thibeault via a number of techniques, from airbrushing to finger-painting. 

1989 porsche 911 carrera art car


Underneath the snazzy paint is a stock 1989 Porsche 911, powered by a 3.2-liter flat-six that made 217 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque when new. It has a five-speed manual transmission and the 205/55 front and 225/50 rear Dunlop SP Sport 5000 tires are wrapped around white 16-inch Fuchs wheels. The interior is decked out in Mahogany leather upholstery and features niceties such as power front seats, air conditioning, cruise control, power windows, and a Blaupunkt cassette stereo system. There’s also a sunroof. MORE PORSCHE 911S2022 Porsche 911 GTS Gets More HardcoreTested: 2022 911 GT3 Rockets to 60 in 2.7 Seconds15 Gorgeous Porsches from Luftgekuhlt 7

The odometer shows 114,000 miles, but the listing notes that the Carfax report shows mileage inconsistencies in January 2011 and June 2021. The car was acquired by the current owner back in 2013, and less than 1000 miles have been added since. “Masterpiece II” has recently been serviced and is being offered on dealer consignment in California with an Arizona title. Currently, bidding sits at $57,000 with four days remaining on the auction, but expect the price to rise in the coming days, as another 1989 Porsche 911 art car from the same project sold for $72,000 on Bring a Trailer earlier this year.

By caranddriver.com

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