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R Gruppe Hot Rod California Porsche 911 ST Race Car

by | Sep 17, 2009 | Classic Porsche Blog, Modified Porsche Hot Rods

Sheena Easton had the look back in the day, but this R Gruppe Hot Rod Porsche 911 T has it now. The owner has asked me to keep him out of the limelight, but I can’t resist sharing some pics. This car looks amazing: almost exactly how I want my own longhood, which arrives in the UK in just over 24 hours.

Hot Rod Porsche 911 T on Minilite wheels

You just can’t beat the look of these custom Minilite equivalents – available through secret channels only heroes know about.  I also love the centre filler, the track rubber, the wider front arches, the simple bumper etc. Race numbers are the icing on the cake, and are not for show: the car competes at the hands of both husband and wife.

1969 Porsche 911T on Minilites

The power in this one comes from a custom Euro-spec 2.7 built into a ’66 2.0 case. It runs 46mm PMOs, custom cams, a strengthened 901 transmission with 915 LSD and some sweet internals. The front end is Carrera (classic early-car mod) and the exhaust is SSIs with a Monty muffler.  The owner did everything himself, including the 8″ flares and the paint. The inside is wicked also but I’ll save those pics for another day.

I’ve put a hat on now, just so I can take it off to the man who built this car. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing some details. The car is perfect – hope to see it in the metal one day!


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