Vivid airbrushing, wild colors and a vaguely sexualized — yet also high-tech and militaristic — themes pop from every side of this 1965 Porsche 911.
The one-off art car will cross the block in Monaco, celebrating Peter Klasen’s remarkable career as an artist since his birth in 1935.
The 007 911 will not be to everyone’s taste, and has a strong late-80s vibe to some of its imagery. The importance and originality of this piece as rolling artwork, however, should still see at least a $300k premium over a similar 911 from this era. The race-prep seats, bodywork and roll cage are extra reinforcement for the espionage themes throughout Klasen’s art-car 911 makeover.
We’re not clear on when this art car was designed or created, but it does bear the artist’s signature and a 2009 date.
Art, war, sex and fast cars. Always a recipe for fun, and Klasen’s 911 nails the vibe perfectly.
1965 Porsche 911 Art Car 007 By Peter Klasen
14 May 2016
1965 Porsche 911 “007” by Peter Klasen
Photo Credits: Tom Gidden ©2016 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s
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