Mr M’s 993.
“No more custom projects!” says Mike, looking up from his silicone gun, installing an ABT kit onto
an Ascot Grey T6.1 in late April. In fact, Mike is not wrong; as most people know we no longer work
on custom projects. Here at New Wave, 2022 has been all about streamlining and developing our
famous Verso conversion; our signature build that has proven a huge success over the past 2
Despite this, I can see a wry smile creep on the face of a man who has completed more van
conversions than he’s had cooked dinners. There are of course very, VERY rare exceptions to this
rule, and Mike knows this.
On occasion, we will receive requests from our long-term returning clients, those who have been
‘along for the ride’ since the New Wave early days. Thus, on a grey day in late spring, a message
from ‘Mr M’ arrives in our inbox.
A client who we’ve had the pleasure of working with for close to a decade on a multitude of
different projects, Mr M was looking for a bespoke interior for his gorgeous Porsche 993. Of
course, we couldn’t refuse.
Starting as we meant to go on, our first job was to order a set of Recaro CS Sportster front seats,
bespoke trimmed in-house in leather and Alcantara, with laser engraved centre panelling and
Racing Yellow accents.
Not wanting to cheapen the look of the classic interior, yellow detailing was chosen to give the
build a zest of colour whilst alluring to the 911’s famed racing pedigree.
It’s late April on a warm Friday evening; Mike is engaging himself with the CNC machine;
producing a pair of 4mm birch panels to be turned into door cards, GT3RS style, again
incorporating more laser engraved Alcantara and Racing Yellow accents. As the weekend draws to
a close, finer details are bespoke produced and added to the build; yellow top stitching and
Alcantara wrapped door handles.
Of course, the project doesn’t stop here… we continue into the rear of the car with Alcantara rear
quarter panels, ‘up and over’ roll panels, rear parcel shelf panels, and the lower half of the dash,
refinished and wrapped in matching black Alcantara.
“A light interior restoration” no more, Mr M did not want to stop there, progressing the build further.
Of course we happily obliged, wrapping the top half of the dash in Alcantara whilst incorporating
the yellow top stitch throughout.
Summer is fast approaching, now in early May, the build is in its final stages of development. The
New Wave team are delicately and painstakingly reinstalling centre console components, which
itself has been wrapped completely in Alcantara, again incorporating the yellow top stitch into the
shifter gator. Within the following days, the BBS LM-wearing 993 finishes it’s Welsh journey with
local detailing specialists ‘Slug VG’, who carry out a full detail and polish both inside and out.
All ready and prepared for Mr M’s 2022 summer show season, we hope he is pleased with the
work completed for him here at NWCC and look forward to working with him on the next project!
A true pleasure and labour of love, working on this 993 was incredibly special.
“No more custom projects!” declares Mike again as we watch Mr M’s tail lights disappear into the
distance. Deep down, Mike is already planning the next bespoke build, and he knows it.