The custom Berluti Porsche 911 S Targa is being auctioned by Sotheby’s as part of the Berluti: The Art of Craftsmanship, a selection of items hand-chosen by Sotheby’s specialists, paying tribute to the maison’s heritage and sublime handcrafts.
The 1973 Porsche 911 with Berluti interior is the first ever to be customised in this manner, boasting an exclusive Berluti patinated leather interior.
”The idea was to conceive of a driving experience combining pleasure with style. What could be more exclusive than to offer a brand-new interior with an old-fashioned patina?, said Berluti in a statement.
The Berluti Porsche 911S Targa features the maison’s artistically embellished natural grained leather, optimised comfort that upholds the classic driving experience with the pleasures of piloting a classic sportscar.
Berluti artisans spent close to 500 hours working on the car, using some 20 hides and three separate techniques to create its upholstery, cladding and embossing, and patinating of the house’s emblematic signature Venezia leather.
With a reserve price of €140,000 at the auction, the Berluti Porsche also comes with its own line of leather accessories included – luggage, “Berluti Paris” key fob and glove compartment cover, as well as “B” monograms on the steering wheel.