A 1965 Porsche 911 has been given the Paul Smith stripe treatment, delivering a colorful make-over that is sure to attract attention when it competes at vintage sports car event, Le Mans Classic, on July 7.

Coating the car both inside and out in fun, beautifully painted stripes, the 911 now boasts a dark green roll cage, racing seat cushions cased in petrol blue fireproof material, and a signed stick shift.

A personal project of James Turner — the founder of Porsche specialists, Sports Purpose — the car will be used at the Porsche Classic race during Le Mans Classic. While the event runs from July 6-8, this particular jaunt takes place on the 7th, and will feature a 70-car grid of historic Porsche racers.

Turner explained the backstory to this passion project. “I have always been a fan of Paul Smith and I still remember buying my first Paul Smith jumper and jeans — in fact, I still have them!" He said that he'd worked with the brand previously, and various ideas were bounced around until the race car was on the table. "I am absolutely thrilled with the result and hope that fans of Paul Smith, Porsche and racing worldwide will enjoy seeing it out and about in the future, looking utterly resplendent in its unique Artist’s Stripe livery.”

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