There is an old adage in racing that you can achieve speed through lightness. In this case, Porsche took this to heart in 1967 and built its first ever purpose-built 911-based race car called the 911R. This car was never homologated so it raced in the competitive prototype class.
Only 22 total units were ever produced. Three are owned by Porsche and the rest were sold to privateer racers, which makes this a rare bird indeed. Porsche put its road-going 911S on the equivalent of an extreme Slimfast diet and installed new fiberglass panels (fenders, front/rear deck lids, and bumpers), thinner-gauge steel, plexiglass side and rear windows, and an interior stripped of all creature comforts that netted a total weight loss of 450 lbs!
With a 906-based race engine putting out 210 hp, the 911R had a weight-to-power ratio of 8.9 lbs-1 hp compared to a relatively portly 14.4 lbs for each horsepower for the standard 911S. This large disparity allowed the 911R to rumble around a racetrack with amazing speed and alacrity, and it went on to earn victories in such notable races as the Marathon de la Route at the Nurburgring, Tour de France, and the Corsica Rally in Italy.
Since getting your hands on an authentic 911R is pretty much impossible, the next best thing is to find a tribute car, such as the one on offer in our featured car. It is based off a 1967 no-rust, no-accident California chassis and completely resto-modded to be a near copy of the original. It comes with a newly built 2.8L twin-plug engine with an aluminum case, new JE forged pistons, port and polished headers, and modified Weber carbs. This badboy can walk the talk. It’s all finished off with new interior, Fuchs wheels, suspension, exhaust, and an understated yet classic light ivory exterior over black interior. It can be yours for a fraction of the cost of an original for $75,000 Buy it now price on Ebay.
Model: 911R Tribute
Engine: 2.8 twin-plug flat six
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 2,068 miles
Price: $75,000 Buy it now
1967 Porsche 911R Tribute, California car, Light Ivory with Black interior. 2.8 liter rebuilt engine based on a 1967 911 aluminum case and late aluminum case 915 transmission. This is a very light and fast re-created 911R ,was built exact copy(maybe better) street or track car. We started with a very solid California chassis (no rust or accidents), stripped it down to bare metal, then had the rear flares done in steel to fit the rear 8″ Fuchs wheels. Fiberglass front fenders, hood, bumpers and rear lid (from AIR Racing) were installed and properly fitted. Paint is high quality Light Ivory with Simi flat Black Jams done as all original 911Rs were. Trim was powder coated to Dull Aluminum and GT racing plastic Vent & Quarter windows were installed. Interior done as a 911R with a welded Roll Bar installed, RS door panels and carpet set, black headliner and new repo R seats and set up for 5 point seat belts and harness, we do have High back racing seats tooif you rather . Suspension, torsion bars, Bilsien Sport shocks, rack & pinion and brakes are from a 1986 Carrera: front and rear with fully adjustable sway bars and spring plates. Engine is based on a 1967 911 aluminum case, built to a 2.8 liter High Performance Twin Plug engine. Crank is counter balanced, hardened ans STD, rods are H beam, cylinders are Mahle fitted with custom JE forged Pistons – all balanced and blueprinted. The heads are Twin Plugged, ported and polished 911S with new RS valves and springs, DC 50 cams, Carrera Hyd tensioners, late 3.6 cam boxes and valve covers. Stainless Steel headers with a sport muffler. Weber Carbs were modified and set up for the 2.8 liters with help from PMO, K&N filters. Twin Plug Ignition distributor is from JB racing, MSD boxes contol the two Bosch Coils spark, great stuff. engine along is worth $30K The Aluminum case 915 Transmission is rebuilt and a custom green face electric speedometer was made for this conversion. Wheels are 6×15 fuchs in the front and 8″ x 15″ in the rear. WE do have engine options available at an extra cost of course: If you are going racing we do have a 2.0 R spec race engine, no problem 2.7 MFI RS twin plug 911/83 engine, 3.4 liter twin plug engine with carrello rods and PMO carbs. We also have many wheel and seat options. All questions and inspections must be done before bidding 1-707-559-5119 . Just in case you don’t know how the fixed price ebay auction works here you go: There is a buy it now and a button to make an offer. If you hit the Buy it Now you bought it; if you make an offer and I accept it you just bought the car, or I can make a counter and you will have the chance to take it. In either case make sure you are ready to buy and have the money before hitting any of these options. This car has a clean California title and is being sold in AS IS ebay sale . must at least send a deposit within 48 hrs and pay off the car in full within 7 days of the auction end . 1-888-964-4911 for more info 1707-559-5119.