This couture Porsche 911 has Persian carpets and a bead mat seat


A 911 SC rebuilt for a New York fashion designer must be one of the most quirky conversions to come out of Porsche Classic.

The collaboration with Aimé Leon Dore founder and Creative Director Teddy Santis harks back to the designer’s childhood on the Greek Islands with a cool sub-safari look to the exterior. Olive paintwork, Fuchs wheels, auxiliary driving lights, and a simple roof rack give the car an adventure-ready appearance that we can just picture kicking up rooster tails of dust on the dirt roads where Santis grew up.

“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,” says Santis.

For the inside, Santis has boldly gone where no Porsche owner has gone before with the use of patterned Persian carpets on the floors and door bins, and even the installation of a taxi driver favorite: a bead mat seat cover on the Recaro driver’s seat. Personal touches include old family photos on the sun visor and a weathered Spalding basketball joining battered baggage on the roof rack.

The 911 SC will be on display the ALD’s flagship store in New York beginning May 21, and the fashion brand is set to launch a capsule collection featuring materials and patterns from the Porsche. The car wears them well, but would you?

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