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ANOTHER PORSCHE 911 PROJECT

GETTING ANOTHER 911 PROJECT STARTED

You know, I wanted a project car I could mess around with without messing around with the Porsche heritage. I would never dare to take a car that is significant in one way or the other and build a custom car out of it. Don’t know, I probably call it education and appreciation. So I was specifically looking for a car that has been neglected and underappreciated.

Other specs I was looking for: it had to be a 1977 model year Porsche. Weird, isn’t it? But truthfully, it’s not that weird. I’ve had so many Porsches over the years, one of the reasons was to find out, what I really want. 1977 has everything for me: it’s already zync-coated, much stiffer than the early – pre 74 911s and it still has the pop-out windows, even though I know you can still retrofit the later ones (1978-1989). And it had to be a non-sunroof car just because I had some streetable racecar thing in my head. So here I was, looking for such a beat-up patinated messed up with but still in a good shape Porsche 911.

Found this in Kitchener, Ontario. Well, it was a friend who pointed me in the right direction. Booked a flight and flew to Toronto and checked the car out the same day. Nothing special, 911S, California car, spent most of its life 20mls away from here in San Fernando Valley, CA.
 
Of course, ugly on the outside. I felt a bit like a cosmetic surgeon who takes the pain and breathes new life into it. Bought it on the spot with a lot of ideas in mind.
Strosek, known for their focus on aerodynamics, built their own fenders, lights, bumpers and bulky wings – and used 964 headlights in this case. The interior was in great shape and stock besides the red gauge faces.
 
The silver paint is not original, however the original colour is silver, slightly darker than the one in the pictures.
 
The car wasn’t running at the time but I didn’t really care about that. I knew there was a 3 litre SC engine in it, all I needed to know. Checked all the numbers and found out it was a 81 SC engine together with an 81 transmission with an all original Porsche limited slip differential. 
 
It looked way better inside than it looked outside. Unfortunately it wasn’t the other way around, since I cared even less about the interior. My ideas had evolved from my first custom Porsche 911 Project