3.0L-Powered 1976 Porsche 911S PrivateCars - Houston - 16 views
This 1976 Porsche 911S was owned in North Carolina and Pennsylvania before being purchased by the previous owner out of Indianapolis, Indiana. A 3.0-liter flat-six engine from a 1982 911SC was subsequently installed after it had been rebuilt by SSI Auto. A rebuilt 915 transaxle was also fitted, and the suspension has been refreshed/upgraded as detailed below. The car was repainted in its original silver and the interior has been refurbished. When the seller purchased this example in August 2017, he flew to Indianapolis and drove the car 1,019 miles back to his home in Houston, Texas. Considerable mechanical servicing has since been performed as detailed below, and new tartan plaid upholstery was added along with rebuilt gauges. A 2018 Porsche GT3 allocation means that the seller will have to part with this 911 to make space. Service records, the original owner’s manual, and a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity come with the car, which is now being offered with a clean Texas title in the seller’s name.
A bare metal repaint in the original Silver Metallic (Z2) color was commissioned by the previous owner in 2014, and the front windshield and rubber seals were also replaced. A custom vinyl livery has been applied that includes a black racing stripe with orange edges, white side stripes with orange Porsche logo, and various brand logos like Gulf and Momo. An aftermarket engine vent on the rear decklid was installed, and the rear reflector bar has been replaced with a vented trim piece. Amber Euro taillight lenses were also added.
The suspension has been upgraded with Turbo tie rods, and Turbo torsion bars have been added that measure 22mm and 28mm. The stock Koni sports shocks were re-sleeved, and new bushings were installed. More recent work includes the wheel bearings being replaced and a four wheel alignment in December 2017, and the sway bar bushings were replaced in January 2018. Factory Fuch 15” alloys have been powder coated orange and are fitted with Rennline race studs. New Pirelli P-Zero tires were added in October 2017.
Inside, the car has been modified with GTS Classics bucket seats, RS-style door panels and carpeting, Rennline aluminum floor boards, and a Dassport bolt-in roll bar. The seller had the seat inserts replaced with a wool tartan plaid imported from Scotland, and the headliner has been replaced.
A Momo Mod 07 steering wheel and a Wevo tall shifter with PSJ were also installed, and the shift linkage cover was powder coated black. All of the VDO gauges were rebuilt and recalibrated by Seattle Speedometer in September 2017. The gauges were tinted green and the tachometer was set up like an RS car. The speedometer was rolled back 100k miles and now reads 85,203 miles. The seller reports that the actual mileage on the car is 185,203 miles.
A 3.0-liter flat-six from a 1982 911SC was rebuilt by SSI Auto in Parkville, Maryland and installed in April 2014 at a cost of $18,229. Records show the car had just over 180k miles on the odometer at the time. The engine was rebuilt with euro pistons and 964 cams, and is equipped with an Elephant Racing oil cooler and components, SSI heat exchangers, and an M&K ceramic coated exhaust. When the seller purchased the car he had the inoperable cruise control components removed from the engine compartment, the tins and fan powder coated, the engine compartment detailed, and all the fuel lines replaced aside from the item for cylinder one.
The 5-speed manual transaxle was rebuilt by Eurowerks in December 2008. In addition to the work mentioned above, the seller had the following maintenance performed: September 2017 – Valve adjustment, oil/filter change, new axles, fuel injectors, alternator belt, distributor, rotor, spark plugs, oil line, and brake fluid October 2017 – Oil tank sending unit replaced, Bosch K-Jetronic CIS system adjusted, headlight relay and turn signal switch replaced
The video above shows the engine during a cold start.
A Porsche Certificate of Authenticity shows the serial number, original color combination, and original powertrain numbers. The optional wheels, Koni shocks, and fog lamps remain in place. The electric sunroof is operational, and the original cruise control components that were removed are included.
A binder of documents contains the original owner’s manual, CoA, and a large collection of service records from previous and current ownership. Filed under: 911, 911 s, impact bumper, impact-bumper