Model – 1972 911T Engine – 2.4 ltr to become 2.5ltr Original colour – Albert blue Current colour – To be as per photo Country of origin – Munch , Germany Opitions- full “S” package when new Status - restoration Back ground story- I purchased the car in 2008 in Auckland from an owner who had it stored for awhile. The car was a runner but had an SC conversion and was pretty bad on rust when stripped.Due to this we made the call to do a le mans replica following the 1972 yellow Kremer car. Full details on this are in the restoration section.
Forum Member - advtracing
Model - 911 Targa 1971 Engine- 2.7 barrels and heads on 2.2 original
case/crank Colour - Metallic Navy Original Colour - Navy Country
of Origin- France Options - Optional sunburnt head… targa roof.
Modifications - 2.7
kit to original motor. 45mm IDA Webers. Holley fuel pump through PMO reg.
Mid-seventies hi-back seats. Koni S shocks (soon), RS style front bumper.
Custom rear bumper R style.
Status - Road going SOB.
Background Story - Once,
in a place far far away called Greenhithe, sitting in a warm dry little garage,
there was a little woe begotten Porker. This little Porker was a willing wee
thing, but her two previous owners were prize dickheads who knew nothing of
good Porker responsibilities, and thought that putting big fat 11” wide RSR
style 3 pce Fuchs trotters on the back and jacking up the rear haunches to
counter the consequent destruction of the wheel arch lips was cool. One of them
even thought that putting huge IDA (competition only type) Webers on would make
it go faster. The little Porker just overfueled to heck , and sputtered and ran
like a bag of assholes at a Labour Party conference. One day the by-this-time-desperate owner advertised it on TradeMe and
everyone got excited that such a lovely beastie was available. Porkie got deal
after deal after deal that fell through. Porkies future New Daddy even got
outbid on the driveway when he went to actually buy it. But this was in the
darkest days of the Cullen fuelled International Monetary Collapse. Money
promised was not money presented. Porkers keeper became frantic, and rang it’s
soon to be New Daddy and said “how much ya got?” Well, a deal was struck, and
gold ducats were presented.Now… a problem existed. New Porkie Daddy wasn’t too worried about the
motor not running right, or the carbs not float balancing or the manked wheel
arches or the rusty front cross assembly and doors, or the slack linkages
or the knackered clutch or the woeful brake and suspension setup or the odd
wheels or the Hawarira patent clutch lever assembly. Oh no, these were all to
Mere bagatelles in fact!
Ohhhh no; the real problem was …. WIFEY. You see, New Porkie Daddy has a
wonderful she-wolf partner. A veritable Warrior Princess, tall, fast and agile
and very strong. Like Xena but much much more dangerous when annoyed. And yet
another classic car turning up was about as annoying as anything could be.
Well, annoying to her anyways, but who’s to know eh?
Lil Porkie was surreptitiously slithered up to Dave Taylors workshop
while New Porkie Daddy figured out how to “break the news” without actually
being “broken” himself. New Porkie Daddy thought a wee jaunt to Thailand would
be wonderful where on some romantic beach in the heaven that is the paradise of
Koh Tao, floating like a feather in the limpid Gulf of Thailand, lit by bamboos
oil lanterns and the glow of ever lasting love, somehow the conversation could
fall upon the subject of beautiful old classic Porsches and the great
philosophical and economic mores of their ownership and restoration.He had the motive. He had the patter worked out. He had the rationale
and the counter points. But Thailand was heaven and the hell it would become
was simply not worth contemplating. The Bali bombings had just occurred, and
Thailand didn’t need a repeat. Nothing was said.New Porkie Daddy flew back knowing this might be the last week of his
life. Alas twas not to be, as bodywork repairs to the wheel arches beckoned. By
magic Lil Porkie transcended the distance from Daves Whangaparoa Cave to the
Den of Motorbody Magic that is Professional Autobodies in Henderson. There the
most wicked elves performed the most wicked wheel arch reconstruction and
metallic paint matching, and they are highly recommended.The time of reckoning had come. Lil Porkie had no place to go …except….
Hommmmme !Mt Albert became, for some weeks, Mount Doom. The Eye of the Wrath of
the Ring flamed hot and cold all at once. Storms gathered and broke hell on the
earth. and the pestilence of the anger of She Who Must Be Obeyed reigned terror
and threats of divorce upon the head of Porkies New Daddy.But that was OK, coz she finally got sore tonsils, and I got to keep the
car. Icepacks helped the bruising.Then the work started… all of the aforementioned things and a whole lot
of other stuff I can’t even think of. All new steel door skins, cross frames
etc etc etc. Rebuilt the Webers, everything peripheral to the motor etc etc etc
etc. Mark Cate at Sulphur Point Auto Repairs needs special mention, as does
Stewart at AeroAutomotive at Airport Oaks. She’s now a pearl. Not a concourse
car, but neither do I want one. She’s a road user/ roadburner in the true
Porschaholic tradition, and it only produces enough CO2 to keep Greenpeace in
business. Not a drop more.
Forum Member - Alan D
Model- 1966 912
Engine - 1720cc 4 cyl rebuilt 2006
Colour - Red Original Colour
- Gulf Blue
Country of Origin - Boston , USA
Options - Std
Modifications - Vintage Nardi steering wheel , sport seats ,
through grill spot’s , bumper fog’s
Status - Road car
Background Story - I
have just purchased this in November 2009 , It is a three owner car last owned
by a long time member of the 912 reg. The car was fully restored in 1996 and
had a complete engine build in 2006. It currently has 133,000 original miles on
the clock .
It was featured in the 2007 912reg calendar.
More details to follow once the
car arrives in January 2010
Model: 1967 912
Engine: 1725 cc, uprated from 1600. approx 90-95 hp
Colour: Polo Red
Original Colour: Lido Gold (Special order colour - custard yellow!)
Options: 5 speed manual. Chromed steel 15 x 5.5 KPZ wheels with enamelled centre caps. Factory-fitted Blaupunkt radio and Hirschmann antenna.
Country of origin: Manteca, California. USA
Modifications: Uprated engine, 1725 cc, gapless rings. Rebuilt May, 2012.
Status: Daily driver. 86,000 original miles.
Background: 3rd owner. Survivor, unmolested 912. Complete and original. When bought it was fitted with non-standard 6" Fuchs. Replaced with chromed KPZs, 185/65 Bridgestones. Finally running after more than 12 years waiting for engine rebuild started by original owner.
Forum member: AIRCOOL