This car is headed to a very excited buyer in Colorado after he flew-in and a beautiful and fun drive through the Bozeman area. I am very fortunate to have owned and driven this special high performance machine. Considered by many Porsche enthusiast, editors and reputable mechanics as the most desirable performance Porsche for all around pleasure driving. This garnet coupe is a beautiful restored, rust-free example in excellent condition. The car is a real head turner with a new professional paint job in 2006. A San Diego, CA car for most its life, it found its way to Bozeman Montana and the open roads of the Big Sky Country. The car is very quick, responsive and well sorted. Spare and original parts (air conditioning parts, original muffler, Cat. Converter, steering wheel, etc) are provided as I received them, but not installed.
With only 12,000 miles on the rebuilt engine and transmission (145,000 on the chassis), this desirable classic Porsche is fresh and ready for daily driving or weekend enjoyment. The previous owner was a very knowledgeable and capable mechanic on Porsche's. He performed the rebuild. He owned several Porsche's that he had race prepared and this was his daily driver. The disassembled block was sent to a machine shop in CA for line boring to factory spec. The rebuild included new pistons, cylinders, new valves lifters, studs, oil pump, reconditioned crank (compression bump to 9.8:1, stock is 9.3:1), and new mild cam and mechanical tensioner upgrade. A new H.D. clutch was installed, disk brakes upgraded, and the engine assembly was completed by the previous owner who has built several engines. The transmission was also refreshed at the same time with new synchro and tolerances. The pop-off valve (BPRV) in the air box has been upgraded. I have many receipts showing past maintenance work performed on brakes, driveline, suspension etc. The suspension has been lowered to euro spec's along with re-indexing the rear torsion bars. The car steers like it is on rails with no vibration at high speeds over 100 mph. The engine has no oil leaks. I performed my own PPI including a compression test which was excellent and consistent at 178 - 182 (dry at normal operating temp). The car has fresh fluids, new CV Axle and boots, new driver seat upholstery, Sun Roof cable repair, alignment, new side widow seals, wheel balance, and rotation - ready to go. The car is located in Bozeman, Montana in my heated shop.
Mike's rating on this car: Condition - #2, Collectability - "B"