It all started with how the doors closed. The owner of the lovely Green 911 came to Ninemeister with a simple request. The doors didn’t seem to be aligned that well and perhaps they needed some adjustment.
A straight forward task. It would take a few hours work for the Ninemeister technicians to fix what can be an annoying characteristic of Porsche 911 doors if you don’t understand how to set them correctly. That simple task turned into a much longer project that resulted in the car we see here. A completely rebuilt car which bears little resemblance to the original Porsche 911 that first came to Ninemiester that day.
A little investigative work in the workshops quickly led to the realisation that this wasn’t the first time that this Porsche 911 had been ‘adjusted’. The car showed signs of various work over the previous decades and, like many older air cooled 911’s, was now really in need of something a little more thorough that a simple door adjustment.
To the owner’s credit, once the bad news was overcome, he enthusiastically bought into the idea of giving his 911 a rebirth as an accurate homage to the silhouette of the 2.7RS.
The body shell was stripped back to the bare metal and the various areas of corrosion that can hide unseen in a 911 bodyshell were all dealt with. The owner’s objective was to create the outline of a car he had always wanted, the 2.7RS, combined with the driveline of a later 911SC. Plus a few Ninemeister enhancements.
Authenticity was important, so genuine, original RS body panels were sourced for the car to undertake a full body restoration including steel wings, hood, quarter panels, inner wings, front panel, sills, inner sills, kidney bowls, etc. In the process, the shell was seam welded to 9m11RS specification and the sunroof was deleted with the use of an original factory roof panel.
Suspension was all new Bilstein Club Sport specification, with bushes and engine mounts all renewed. The 3.0 litre engine was checked and rebuilt with a number of Ninemeister improvements which, together with the two into one exhaust gave a power output of 225 bhp.
When it came to trim and paintwork, there are several elements that simply seem to work each time with the 911, so why break the rules?
A set of rare and original Fuchs alloy wheels were fitted with Sport Contact tyres was complemented with the essential Duck Tail spoiler. Inside, the charcoal interior has RS door cards and hardware, a half leather interior, plus detailed instruments in a period style and an essential Momo Prototipo steering wheel. A centre console delete gives the complete period look.
A nod to modern living came in the form of the electric windows, plus a Porsche Classic DAB radio and navigation with Bluetooth connectivity. The classic Porsche feel was retained however, with the original 915 gearbox being rebuilt to 9m specification to ensure the best performance from the shift.
A lightweight flywheel and clutch provide the perfect response on those heel and toe downshifts.
The final paintwork finish is a custom shade of Birch Green, created in house by the Ninemeister paintwork specialists, darker than Charteusse and not as vivid as other shades. The entire car came together to deliver what is in effect a brand new car. The owner’s comment after a week of driving it?
“Now THAT is what an 911SC should really drive like.”
NOTE – This 9m car is currently for sale. Contact our offices for full details and to arrange a viewing.
Bodywork and Chassis
- 911RS 2.7 body conversion
- Full body restoration including steel wings, hood, quarter panels, inner wings, front panel, sills, inner sills, kidney bowls, etc.
- Sunroof delete (full factory roof skin)
- 9m RS seam welding & stiffening
- Bilstein Clubsport strut & damper package
- 911 Carrera rear torsion bars
- 911 Carrera brake calipers & discs
- New OEM suspension bushes & engine mounts
Paint and Trim
- 9m Birch Green (special mix, darker than Chartreusse)
- Black part leather interior
- Cobra S seats
- RS door cards & hardware
- Electric windows
- Centre console delete
- Momo Prototipo steering wheel
- Retro-styled & refurbished instruments
- Porsche Classic DAB radio and navigation system with Bluetooth connectivity
Wheels and Tyres
- Continental Sport Contact tyres, 205/55 front, 225/50 rear
- Original Fuchs alloy wheels, RS detailed, 6×16 front, 7×16 rear
Engine and Transmission
- 911SC 3.0 litre engine, 225hp
- SSI stainless heat exchangers, two into one silencer
- 9m rebuilt 915 5 speed gearbox
- Lightweight flywheel & clutch