1967 Porsche 911S
VIN: 305464 S
A few years ago Bruce Canepa wanted a perfect 911S. Rather than finding an existing restoration he decided to start from scratch and build a car from the ground up just the way he wanted it. 305464 was found in Washington State and provided the base of the project. The chassis was in excellent condition with all its period sheet metal and factory spot-welds. It was a dry car with no damage or rust, and had all of its original brackets still intact.
Every element, both mechanical and cosmetic, were addressed. All of the mechanical systems from the brakes to the transmission were restored. This was the definition of a "nut and bolt" restoration. All parts were correctly zinc or cad plates, and the suspension was powder coated. A new wiring loom was created. The "deep six" Fuchs wheels were restored by Harvey Weidman and refinished in the style of the original 4.5's. They were fitted with superb 185/70/15 Avon Tires. The interior was finished in all the correct materials, and is set off by an unobtainoum set of brand new NOS Recaro seats.
The numbers matching engine would be rebuilt by Jeff Gamroth of Rothsport Racing. It would be bumped up to 2.2 liter, blueprinted, and completely restored. He would install new Rothsport pistons, bearings, bolts, timing chains, oil pump, and perform the oil bypass modification. The engine retains its original S cams and heads that received a three angle valve job. Stock this engine put out 160hp, but now the dyno sheets shows a robust 192.5 hp.
With virtually no miles since its restoration, Bruce is now offering this personal project for sale. If you would like to rack up some trophies, or just experience the pure joy of driving an early 911S this is the car for you.