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26 Aug 2021

Jenson Button’s 964 Turbo 3.6 heads to auction

Former Formula One World Champion’s Porsche listed on Collecting Cars without reserve

The Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6 is a rare modern classic supercar, and even more special among those are cars fitted with the hallowed ‘X88’ power package. You can therefore imagine the buzz among the team at Collecting Cars in bringing to market not only one of these remarkable performance cars, but the example belonging to 2009 Formula One World Champion, Jenson Button.
Jenson’s Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 was originally a special order for the Sultan of Brunei, equipped at the factory with the ‘X88’ power package that boosts output to 380bhp. It is the only X88 package car painted in the eye-catching Horizon Blue colour, while the interior is trimmed in Marine Blue leather.

The interior specification includes electrically adjustable comfort seats, a matching leather-trimmed airbag steering wheel, air conditioning, and sliding sunroof. The car wears the correct set of polished 18-inch split-rim Speedline alloy wheels, and remains original and unmodified. 
Fresh from a full service at classic car specialist Tudor & Black, this Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 ‘X88’ is also covered by a clean current MOT certificate, and is running and driving superbly. 

Bidders can see the car on the move in a special video that introduces this rare 911 Turbo, where Chris Harris gets behind the wheel to deliver his verdict on this uniquely finished 964-generation car. 
While any Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 is a sought-after collector car, this ‘X88’ power package-equipped supercar is an especially rare machine, and is a true one-off in the stunning hue of Horizon Blue Metallic. The auction is expected to attract strong interest from Porsche collectors around the world, and with the car offered at ‘No Reserve’ it will be selling to the highest bidder. 
Jenson Button previously appeared on Episode 23 of The Collecting Cars Podcast with Chris Harris, where they talked about Jenson's career in Formula One, the dangers of the Baja 1000, some of the other incredible cars in his collection, and why he definitely wants to return to Le Mans. 
Follow the link to view Jenson Button’s Porsche 911 (964) Turbo 3.6 X88. The auction ends from 7pm (BST) on Thursday 2 September. 

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