1966 Porsche 912 Vintage Race Car 


This is a wonderful 912. It has been a race car for many years now, owned and campaigned in PCA and Rocky Mountain Vintage Racing by an ex-Navy pilot who has (and does) own several other Porsches. With his hot rod 1968 911 being almost done, he realizes he really doesn't need to keep the 912 for HP DE's and track days anymore, so it is up for sale. 

It was built and refined to be a reliable car – not a hand grenade. On tight tracks it can still give 911s a run for the money. With the theme of reliability, the engine was built with Weber 40 IDF Carbs, header with custom 'stinger' Supertrapp muffler. It runs 3 oil coolers – the stock one in the doghouse, an additional one in the engine bay, and another behind the drivers headlight. This can be run for an enduro in 100 degree heat with no problems. 

Turn the key, start it up and go – can easily be driven on the street – and is street registered currently! It would need the headlights reconnected and a little wiring done for real street duty, but nothing difficult. The transmission is a close ratio 912 box that has a slightly lower 5th gear to make it about 500rpm closer to 4th for track use. Koni shocks, sway bars, etc. Firm for the street, but normal for a 'hot rod' type canyon car.

This was built years ago, and the interior was kept in place for the most part, unlike most race cars that rip everything out. To return the interior to stock would require some front seats and floor mats and that's all. 

The paint and cosmetics are very good, even moreso when you consider it's a race car that's been used. It doesn't have nor has ever had any rust issues. It has fiberglass front and rear bumpers and rear decklid with 911R hinges. It weighs 1925lbs, with all glass windows – original Sekurit except for the windshield, so it could be MUCH lighter with some lexan and more fiberglass! The blue numbers and stripes are decals.

Want a vintage SWB Porsche to take a Sunday morning blast through the canyons, or to a Cars and Coffee event, and then autocross, or do a track day or all of the above, and not spend six figures? Not many options out there. To find a car as clean as this, and then build it would obviously cost more, and then you would still need to iron out the wrinkles. This one is ready to go.


Chassis set up for racing by German Motorcraft in 1991
Car maintained by German Motorcraft since built for racing
Car painted “Wimbledon White” in 1998
Blue vinyl stripes in 2003
Vinyl numbers in 2005
Registered Vintage Racer, RMVR number 480, E Production
Registered for street with collectible plates

Chassis and Suspension
Fiberglass front bumper
Fiberglass rear bumper with exhaust cutout
Fiberglass engine lid
Light-weight, aluminum engine lid hinges
Billet aluminum hood pin (blue) for engine lid
Removable driver and passenger windows and frames
Front 21mm Weltmeister torsion bar
Rear Porsche turbo 26mm torsion bar
Front sway bar – Weltmeister 19mm
Rear sway bar – factory 18mm
Tow hook mounted to the front suspension and marked by red vinyl arrow/“tow” 
Koni adjustable Classic shocks, (4) set @ full stiffness
6” x 15” Cookie Cutter wheels (5)
205/50ZR15 GF Goodrich, g-Force R1 (4)
Front end: -1.5 degree camber, 1/16 inch toe-in, 5.5 degree caster
Rear end: -2.5 degree camber, 1/16 inch toe-in
8-gal JAZ fuel cell – special mount locating cell forward
Pierburg rotary fuel pump, relocated forward, adjacent to fuel cell with filters both sides
Bosch 030 fuel filter (2) on both sides of fuel pump, located forward next to fuel cell
ATE 19mm dual brake master cylinder
Stainless steel brake lines
Titanium-backed brake pads (front)
Turbo tie-rod ends
Lightened solid engine mount
New, light-weight horn grills (2)
Competition roll bar with padding
Floor-mounted Kidde fire extinguisher
Grant GT 13” steering wheel
g-Force 5-point harness belts (2 sets), manufactured June 2013
Corbeau Forza racing seats (2), adjustable, blue
Extra Gauges installed – VDO oil pressure, oil temperature, and voltmeter

Electrical and Ignition System
Battery cut-off switch and cable
Battery relocated forward on aluminum framing 
Bosch voltage regulator
Bosch 050 ignition distributor
Beru ignition wire set
Crane XR700 ignition system, plus coil with electronic points

Transmission and Clutch
Transmission rebuilt 2006
New 5th gear ratio – V
Aluminum 911S racing clutch and pressure plate
Lightened flywheel and new seal
New clutch cable

1968 Core - #4094548, rebuilt 2011
86mm big bore NPR pistons and cylinders
¾ race cam, #86 grind
Cylinder heads reconditioned with 1mm milling to raise compression
3-angle valves with new valve guides
Competition lifters and springs
Intake ports matched to intake manifolds
Reciprocating parts balanced to 1/10 gm
4” aluminum power pulley
New 16-blade fan
External 5” x 13” radiator oil cooler mounted underneath engine grill
19-row 12AN 235mm oil cooler mounted behind open left headlight bowl
Aluminum, light weight oil cooler in doghouse 
Bosch SR17X starter installed 2013
Racing tuned exhaust header
Header-wrapped exhaust with stainless steel safety wire
Stainless 4” Super Trapp exhaust
Mechanical fuel pump removed and sealed
Weber 40mm IDF carbs with manifolds and velocity stacks, rebuilt 2011
30mm venturies
Main jets set @ 140-142
EMPI tall K&N air cleaners with billet hats
New accelerator pull rod with metal encased rod link
Powder-coated tin wear


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Hi, is the 912 still for sale?

regards john


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