For the third time, this German luxury car teams up with a New York fashion brand to create a one-of-a-kind classic car.
A sports car with luxurious accents. That is what Porsche would like to call it. Together with Aimé Leon Dore, the 356 ALD is the third joint vehicle project by the two partners.
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It is a highly individualized 356 B from 1960 but with adjustments such as the removal of the old car’s front and rear bumpers, and its drum brakes replaced with discs. The wheels are brushed aluminum units that are wrapped in white wall tires.
Styling combined with comfort is the focus of the car’s interior design. The model uses the steering wheel from the top model of the time, the 356 Carrera 2.
The appreciation for refined details is reflected in its body which is painted in a deep, dark shade of midnight blue, against which chrome trim and gold accents provide pops of color.
The seats are finished in a matching midnight blue leather, with a tartan section in the middle, and tone-on-tone stitching throughout. The seatbacks, and the floor mats, are finished in alpaca leather, chosen for its suppleness.
On the front end, a hand-painted ALD crest in gold leaf on the left fender along with new fog lights are a notable addition to the new model.
Porsche posted photos of the new model on their Instagram account. “The ALD 356 – where retro becomes timeless,” Porsche wrote in the caption.
The first collaboration of Porsche and Aimé Leon Dore is in 2020 which was presented at the Jeffery Deitch Gallery during New York Fashion Week. In 2021, the second collaboration happened when ALD founder and creative director Teddy Santis fulfilled his dream with the Olive-coloured 911 SC.
Their latest, midnight blue collaboration is on display at Aimé Leon Dore’s flagship store, on Mulberry Street, in Manhattan.
Banner photo via Instagram @porsche.