Open Roads, February

16 - 23 February 2022
Lot 207

1995 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupé by RWB

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$175,000 - $225,000 USD | Not Sold

United Arab Emirates | Motorcity, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Chassis No.
WP0AA2994SS323103
Documents
UAE Vehicle Registration
  • Converted by Akira Nakai of Rauh-Welt BEGRIFF (RWB) in December 2016, documented by restoration photos and video
  • Resprayed in Mexico Blue over a black leather and Alcantara interior
  • Unique paintwork by Japanese artist Roamcouch adorns both doors and sills
  • Powered by a 3.6-litre six-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual gearbox
  • Featuring a distinctive wide-body, typical of designs by RWB
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Addendum: Please note that this car's CARFAX report states that it was involved in an accident. Furthermore, bidders are encouraged to check registration eligibility in their own country before committing to bid. Please contact an RM Sotheby’s Specialist for assistance with this.

The automotive designer and car tuner Akira Nakai, founded RAUH-Welt BEGRIFF—“Rough World Concept” in English—abbreviated to “RWB,” in Chiba-Ken, Japan. He travels the world offering bespoke, hand-built conversions for classic Porsches, specialising in custom wide-body kits. Nakai personally works on every car. Flared wheel arches, huge wings, low ride height, and wide tyre profiles are all signature attributes that give these custom cars a distinctive appearance.

The RWB workshop is credited with notable case studies on 911 models spanning many generations of the famous Porsche sports car—notably the 930 (1975–1989), 964 (1989–1994) and 993 (1995–1998). This example was completed at Porsche’s Stuttgart factory on 19 January 1995, and was configured as a Carrera Coupé with a 3.6-litre engine. Originally finished in Iris Blue Metallic over a Grey and Blue leather interior, the Porsche was destined for its first owner in Puerto Rico.

Purchased by its consigning owner in June 2016, the Porsche car was exported to Dubai, where work begaun on the most incredible transformation. The car was stripped back to its shell and resprayed in Mexico Blue, with accompanying photographs documenting this extensive undertaking. Work to reassemble the car began in late-2016 as part of a triple-car project by Nakai in Dubai, with each car taking just two days to convert. This vehicle was given the unique name “Hideyoshi,” after the 16th Century Japanese Samurai, Toyotomi Hideyoshi. After the conversion , a new black leather and Alcantara interior was installed in the vehicle.

On 17 June 2021, acclaimed Japanese artist Roamcouch painted the doors and sills. This was the first and only vehicle Roamcouch is known to have worked on, and the design is entirely unique. Mechanically, this 911 was serviced in October 2021 by Alex Renner Motors Garage LLC of Dubai, at a cost of 6,605 Emirati dirham (approximately £1,335). The engine oil and filter were changed, along with the cabin filter, fuel filter and spark plugs. Additionally, three belts were replaced, including the turbo belt and two V-belts .

This completely reinvented Porsche 911 Carrera Coupé presents an enticing opportunity to acquire a unique one-off bearing the incredible craftsmanship of Nakai and RWB.