Sports Purpose + Paul Smith

A couple of weeks ago this unique Porsche 911, painted in the colours of the Artist Stripe, raced at the Le Mans Classic and then more recently appeared at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The one-off 1965 Porsche has been built as a personal project by James Turner, founder and director of Sports Purpose, a historic Porsche specialist based at the Bicester Heritage site.

Creating an Artist Stripe car was a challenged that required all the skill and knowhow of automotive specialists Tuthill Porsche, who were responsible for the immaculate paintwork and the car build. The colour scheme runs throughout the car and is continued with a dark green roll cage and petrol blue cushion on the racing seat. Finally, Paul’s signature on the balsawood gear knob adds a finishing touch. Photos by Mathieu Bonnevie.