1998 Porsche 911 C2S "Andial"
ANDIAL's 3.8-liter engine upgrade with added upgrades during build
374ft/lb of torque, 321 horsepower
Matching numbers engine and transmission
Turbo "S" front spoiler, wing, front ducts and fender air intakes
Maintenance records and work performed
6-speed transmission with custom ring and pinion gear
Quaife Limited Slip Differential
Custom interior trimmed by Canepa
Updated Titanium-paint finish accents
Few motorsport partnerships can draw attention like Porsche and ANDIAL, combining the German manufacturer's prestigious racing cars with the performance shop's motorsport knowhow and ingenuity. With their relationship spanning multiple decades, Porsche often turned to ANDIAL for optimization of components for their race cars. From engines to suspension components, the Santa Ana performance shop was known as an industry leader and an expert in motorsports applications. It should come to no surprise that ANDIAL would eventually breathe some of their talent into Porsche's street cars, and this 1998 Porsche 911 C2S with an upgraded 3.8-liter motor is one of those rare birds.
Purchased new by Max Mayer of Birmingham, Alabama, he would spec his 1998 Porsche 911 C2S to his exact wishes. Built on December 19th of 1997, he would become its first owner on March 23rd, 1998. Max already knew what he wanted to do with the 911: send it to ANDIAL Road and Racing and have them apply their magic and upgrade the stock 3.6-liter engine to the 3.8-liter monster engine. Before going to ANDIAL, Max chose body components to be added to the C2S during the build. On a mission to make a C2S with a Turbo look, he would end up purchasing over $8,500 in parts, including Tech Art Front Fog Light Brake vents, Turbo-S rear quarter brake vents, a Turbo-S front and rear spoiler kit and a Turbo S brake caliper set. With only 4,268 miles on the car, ANDIAL would begin work that would take this regular Porsche and turn it into a 911 that has a unique character that sets it apart from all other C2Ss.
Composed of ANDIAL's larger lightweight pistons and lightweight Carillo rods as the base build of the engine, Max decided to spec the car with even more options offered. During the build, the car was given Sport Camshafts from an RS, a lightweight flywheel that was used in the RSR race car, a custom 8:32 Ring and Pinion in its 6-speed manual transmission, and a Quaife limited slip differential. Other modifications included M030 Euro Sport Suspension, which included springs, struts, shocks and sway bars. A Sound enhancement package, which included K&N/Sport air box, new mufflers and tail pipe tips, and a shock tower brace. With the modifications applied, the ANDIAL-built C2S produced 374ft/lb of torque at 4,544rpm and 321 horsepower at 6,510rpm. When said and done, the ANDIAL-powered C2S would cost Max over $33,000 in parts and labor for the pure driving pleasure that the special Porsche 911 now delivered.
Max would eventually sell the ANDIAL C2S to Dr. George Pierce Jones III of Havanna, Florida on the 25th of October 2003. The bill of sale states that the 911 has 9,477 miles on the car and Max was traded a 1956 Porsche Speedster with 1,280 miles. George would drive the car almost 6,000 miles during his year and a half ownership, performing minor maintenance on the car during the time. On February 1st, 2005, he would sell the Porsche to Carmen and Lisa Giunta of Riverdale, New Jersey.
Once the car arrived, Carmen began to take copious notes on maintenance that he would have performed during his ownership. Over the course of his 5+ year ownership and 10,000 miles, he would have general maintenance done along with a few upgrades like an DACH X-pipe and 200 cell catalytic converters added. In August of 2011, the car was then sold onto its next owner with a surprisingly odd twist. Just two weeks after acquiring the car, the new owner passed away due to Hurricane Irene. With his family devastated, the now-deceased owner's business partner helped find a new buyer for the car. On September 25th 2012, the car was then bought by a collector in Southern California.
Driving the car less than 2,000 miles during his 5 and half year ownership, he would take the car out on special occasions in order to keep the engine fresh and enjoy all that the ANDIAL-C2S had to offer. After arriving at Canepa early this May, the car was thoroughly inspected. With the 911 having such a unique character from upgrades, Bruce Canepa decided that the car demanded something more. Custom leather was sourced and was masterfully installed by our in-house trimmer, now sporting a handsome green grey leather interior and matching carpet. The hollow spoke Turbo wheels were removed and painted in Titanium grey metallic, along with a few other exterior surfaces like the top of the Turbo spoiler, mirrors and front brake ducts. With all of the aesthetics updated to modern times, the car now has a special persona that reflects a perfect culmination of upgrades.
Now offered for sale, this ANDIAL-upgraded C2S is now in showroom condition, offering the next buyer a unique opportunity to buy a piece of history. With ANDIAL becoming a part of Porsche Motorsports North America in 2013, this 911 represents a time when the company was still an independent performance shop that Porsche worked with closely, trusted and ultimately respected. With enough naturally aspirated power on tap to satisfy any air-cooled aficionado and updated aesthetics that bring its looks into the 21st century, this Porsche 993 from ANDIAL is the ultimate C2S.