Today marks the ninth day of the fabled countdown to Christmas.
On the ninth day of Christmas my archive gave to thee:
Jade Mach 1 Mustang,
Fine Nomad bling,
Beige French shed,
Tuned Chevy LUV,
and a Park Lane down on the street.
Okay, okay. I know what "stancing" is in terms of modern car customization. Stancing refers to making a car sit as low as possible, often either fitting the wheels flush with the arches or tucked under the arches with negative camber. Often this is accomplished through the use of air-ride adjustable suspension, stretched tires and other tricks. This car is not stanced by that definition. I don't care. "Nine-Eleven stancing" more or less rhymes with "Nine ladies dancing", and it is a custom car. Not one of those crazy RAUH-Welt Begriff (RWB) widebody 911s with extreme aero parts but more of a late '80s 911 Carrera that's been dressed up to resemble the classic and very collectible 1973 Carrera RS 2.7.
This owner appears to have opted for a simpler approach, applying an RS-style ducktail spoiler and a front air dam reminiscent of a 911 RSR. It's painted like the '73 Carrera RS complete with RS lettering on the spoiler and painted bumper stripes. Instead of a trademark RS color like bright green or orange with black trim, the owner chose a subtle white over gray combination with color-matched Fuchs wheels with a bright lip. I think it works pretty well.
I'm not the most astute Porsche aficionado so I admit I was fooled in the moment. It takes rather a lot to get me to pull out my camera and shoot a 911. Living in the Bay Area like I do, the place is loaded with them. And being California, even older ones are pretty common. This one was special enough to me that it made the cut. And given that actual Carrera RS 2.7s are extremely scarce and go for well over half a million dollars, a person can't be faulted for wanting to replicate the look at a much, much lower price point.
Photographed June 2018