This 1969 Porsche 912 was acquired by the seller in 2013 from a PCA member in the Southeast and then built into a lightweight, 911R-inspired tribute. Work included disassembly and a repaint in Ivory White, as well as adding steel rear flares and a number of fiberglass body panels. The short-stroke 2.5L flat-six was built by marque specialist Dave Brown and features 911S rods, 9.8:1 forged pistons, 906-grind cams, a 964 oil pump, and rebuilt 40 IDA Webers. A 915 transaxle was also installed along with a front-mounted oil cooler, Elephant Racing suspension, refinished 16″ Fuchs, RSR-style interior modifications, a new dash, new gauges, and much more as described below. Around 300 miles have been added since the completion of work earlier in 2018. This highly modified 912 is now being offered with build documentation, prior service records, a ducktail engine cover, and a clean North Carolina title in the seller’s name.
The body was disassembled and soda-blasted before being fitted with steel rear flares and fiberglass front fenders, hood, and bumpers from TRE Motorsports. The repaint in Glasurit Ivory White (55) was reportedly a 21-step process for prep and application. A mesh rear grille with a 911R badge has been added along with a front-mount oil cooler and Porsche rocker stripes.
The suspension has been modified with Elephant Racing components, Turbo tie rods, and Koni dampers. 16×7″ Fuchs wheels feature polished rims with matte black centers, and 205/50 Dunlop Direzza tires show 2015 date codes.
The seller reports that the build utilized many lightweight components to achieve a 2,050 pound curb weight with similar weight distribution to the 911 R. A rear engine lid with a ducktail spoiler is included and can be seen installed in the picture above.
Interior work included a new dash and white-face VDO instruments from Palo Alto Gauges. RSR-style door panels have been added, as has a Wevo shifter and an Alcantara-wrapped Momo steering wheel. 165k miles are shown, and true mileage is unknown. Around 300 miles have been driven since the completion of the build.
New carpets, a new headliner, and RSR-style bucket seats with houndstooth fabric inserts were also installed.
The 2.5L flat-six is based on a 2.0L crankcase and features a 90mm bore and a 66mm stroke to achieve the same displacement as the 911 R. It was built by Dave Brown with ported and polished 2.5L race heads, 911S rods, 9.8:1 J&E forged pistons, 906-grind cams, a 964 oil pump, rebuilt triple-choke Weber 40 IDA carburetors, and much more as shown on the build sheet included in the gallery below.
The engine can be seen starting and running in the video above. A refurbished 915 5-speed manual transmission sends power to the rear wheels. The seller states that all systems were gone through during the build, including new brake components, wiring, fuel lines, and oil lines. Much of the work was completed by Exclusive Motorwerks in Denver, North Carolina, and an invoice for $27k is shown in the gallery.
Footage of a recent dynamometer run can be viewed above, though power figures are not stated.
A collection of lift shots shows the underside, including SSI stainless heat exchangers, Koni shocks, and many other new components. Front disc brakes were sourced from a 944 Turbo, and the rear brakes are front rotors and calipers swapped in from a 1980’s 911 SC.
Receipts for the build are included. Service records from the previous owner and a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity are said to be included, but are not shown. A driving video can be seen below.