Some cars are designed from the outset to be all things to all people. This is not one of those cars. By design a sports car is very seldom capable of being all things to all people, but that doesn't mean that one can't be a multi-purpose tool. Australian FLATSIXES.com-reader David Anderson's 1976 911 is one such multi-purpose tool. A very capable Porsche both on the street and on-track, David's heavily modified G-Series remains road registered but holds a class lap record at one of his local tracks. Though David owns five air-cooled 911s, the Porsche featured here is far and away his favorite, and the one he gravitates towards when its time to get out and drive.
A Thoroughly Considered Build:
David's 911 has been modified fairly extensively, and some of the differences between his Porsche and a standard G-Series 911 are pretty striking. The normal rubber bellows used on G-Series bumpers have been deleted and filled in with custom panels, and the whole Porsche refinished in a crisp looking Slate Grey with contrasting light grey stripes. The 17" Fuchs replica wheels are used on the road, and David has a set of 3-piece Simmons 16" wheels with R-Compound tires for track use. The car's striking looks are backed up by the following suite of suspension and braking modifications:
- Larger diameter torsion bars
- Koni adjustable shocks
- Adjustable sway bars front & rear
- Adjustable spring plates
- Alloy front cross member
- Adjustable top strut brace
- Neoprene bushes throughout
- All components powder coated
- Front: Carrera 3.2 discs/Boxster 4-pot calipers
- Rear: Carrera 3.2 discs and calipers
In the mid 1970s Porsche began using Bosch CIS fuel injection on many 911s. While this system was fairly effective for the time, David has opted instead for a set of PMO 46mm carburetors. The full build on this Porsche is fairly extreme and includes the following modifications to the engine and gearbox:
- 3.4 litre displacement with Perfect Bore cylinders, JE Pistons and Raceware rod bolts
- Electronic Ignition by MSD
- Carrera S camshafts
- K&N Watershield air cleaners
- Butler custom-built dual outlet exhaust
- SC fuel pump with braded fuel lines
- G15 Gearbox with GT Transmissions LSD
- WEVO short shifter
According to David this setup is good for 320 horsepower. This Porsche's upgraded powerplant and modified suspension make it a potent force on track. The car has led its class in the Western Australia Spint Series championship, and holds the lap record for its class at Barbagallo Raceway.
What's on the Inside Counts:
In true RS-style, the interior door panels are extensively lightened. The door latch release and door pull have both been replaced by simple straps, and the only remaining factory hardware is the manual window winder.
For safety this 911 is fitted with fixed-back Sparco racing buckets, Sabelt harnesses and a bolt-in half cage. We dig the attention to detail in this build, and the color coordination between the harnesses, cage, and stitching helps to set off the whole car.
David's 911 isn't just a force to be reckoned with on-track. His Porsche was a joint winner in the 2016 Porsche Club of Western Australia Concours' “Wash & Polish” category, and David uses the car as a Sunday driver and for Porsche club events.
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