Absence, as the saying goes, makes the heart grow fonder. Notably absent of any decals, ducktail spoiler, or fancy bits adorning the spartan interior, this 911 oozes restrained minimalism in such a subtle manner, that most passers-by may miss the fact that it is, in fact, an outlaw. But this is not an outlaw in the normal sense of the term. Fenders haven’t been cut and made wider, no turbos, no wild colors. In fact, this car may only be considered to be an outlaw because it fuelled our owner’s non-confirming agenda. There’s a special appeal in that: less is indeed more in this case.
The 911’s timeless design provides the perfect canvas from which to create a bespoke, personalized vision of the perfect performance car. Many people share this dream; few can execute on it in a way that’s respectful of the Marque’s storied history and place in time. This particular car began as someone else’s project and like many such dreams, this one was parked in a garage for many years, awaiting its transformation that was sadly always put off, shelved, and left for another day and time. Enter Weissach.
We discovered this 1987 Carrera Coupe in 2014 when it had traveled about 185K miles. Although some may consider that to be quite a few miles, we noted the car’s solid G50 transmission and prime condition and determined it suited our plans perfectly. What was an abandoned dream quickly turned into a labor of love in our hands, and provided us the opportunity to create a very special outlaw 911. Our goal was to produce the best of both worlds: long-hood 911 looks, married to the reliability and livability of the 3.2 Carrera, a car considered by many to be the ultimate synthesis of air-cooled Porsches.
Under the careful guidance of Asgar who quickly piloted the project and determined he would create a car just for him, the ideas came furiously. There was so much to choose. Firstly, the color. Originally Guards Red, he opted for the very subtle Dolphin Grey, or as some would like to call it, Fashion Grey. This choice of color speaks to the car itself: understated, but intriguing. Is it grey, or white? It begs conversation. The car was methodically stripped in our workshop, all parts carefully cataloged with museum precision, and then sent to Burrard Autostrasse, Vancouver’s preeminent body shop and coachworks house. Under their watchful eye, the 3.2 would undergo a glass-out, bare metal strip down, refresh and eventually a rotisserie paint job.
Once back from Burrard with a glistening finish, the vision for the car was truly starting to take form, and excitement abounded. It was time to make all the careful decisions that would define this car’s place in the automotive culture that defines who we are. The choices made represent what we determined would make this car truly special. They are listed below in great detail.
Of course, these cars do still require maintenance, and under our care it has been regularly maintained over our ownership of the past 5 years, including a recent engine-out rebuild and a new clutch. The car drives like it should, and prompts big smiles from both its driver, and a lot of thumbs up on the road.
This is a performance car. There is no doubt about that. This particular variant proves that pedigree doesn’t always need to be shouted, but can be more subtly expressed with commanding attention. Sometimes letting an attractive design look its best is enough to stop observers in their tracks. This 911 accomplishes that quite well. It’s well balanced, appearing both elegant and sporty, maximizing the better parts of the long-hood 911 and the 3.2 Carrera to produce something that might be better than either one on its own.
Composite lightweight Fibreglass front bumper 71-73
Composite lightweight Fibreglass front hood [long hood]
Steel front fenders from 72 911
Steel engine lid from 72 911
Composite lightweight Fibreglass rear bumper 73 RS
A/C delete [could be left in the car]
Dansk sport muffler 2 in 2 out
Exhaust conversion – SSI exhaust headers & heat exchanger set
Custom converted heating to work with backdate exhaust
Custom painted 16 x 7- 16 x 8 Fuchs wheels
Rear seat delete with custom upholstery and carpets
Replica period front seats with Houndstooth pattern
Aluminum floorboards and pedal plates
Updated headlights with HID units and painted to body color trim rings
Bare metal window trim refinished with milky clear
Install aftermarket period type engine grill
Install correct engine lid “Porsche” lettering
European marker and turn signal lights
Momo steering wheel [period type]
Radio block off plate [factory]
Bare metal respray in period color, Dolphin Gray, from 1964. Paint code 6410
Underside and inners painted black
Engine compartment and front truck painted black
All running gear is stock with a fresh engine rebuild this past winter.
Technical Specifications currently not available