1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe Restomod

Backdating an air-cooled 911 to resemble one of its much-beloved long-hood brethren has become quite popular and it’s always a joy to see the various ways in which builders choose to pick and choose from the 911 parts bin in order to create these special cars. The nature of the 911 market means these are never an inexpensive proposition as sourcing the car from which to create the build can itself set you back quite a bit. When done well a builder can affect quite a transformation and produce a car the details of which force us to pause over every angle to get a sense of just how everything has been put together. The car we see here, a 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe backdated to resemble a RSR, certainly is not perfect, but it possesses the vintage look of an early 911 combined with the softer curves of the more modern designs and has just enough detail without coming across as over the top.

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Year: 1987
Model: 911 Carrera
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 112,615 mi
Price: Reserve auction

This car has been a labor of love and passion over the past few years. It is very classy and will outshine any modern Porsche its parked next to including GT3’s and Turbo’s. I love projects and this car is done and sorted, I’m only selling because I’m out of space and recently purchased another classic Porsche to build.

1987 Porsche 911 RSR Custom Backdate

112,615 mi on chassis

Complete restoration in 2012 with glass out respray

5,600 mi since restoration and engine reseal. Normal road wear on body, this is a car to be driven.

Body

GT Racing fiberglass long hood conversion with RSR bumper and ducktail
Steel 930 rear fenders
Body molded 964 side skirts
Roof rain rails have been shaved for stream lined look
993 wiper assembly
Litronic (Xenon) HID conversion
New chrome mirrors from Suncoast Porsche
F17x8 R17x9 Custom Fuchs (Cut and weld from real 16” Fuchs)
Interior

Custom VintageSeats.com 911 R Seats (Perforated German vinyl on the bolsters and Black Basketweve on the inserts, D style head rests)
Recaro seat sliders
Custom basket weave door cards
New headliner
RS Door pulls
Power windows
Grey RSR lightweight carpeting
Retrosound classic looking radio (Aux, USB/SD)
Hargett PRO G50 Shifter
MOMO Prototipo steering wheel
Classic Porsche roll bar
Engine, Transmission, and Suspension

H6 3.2L w/ 5 speed G50
Steve Wong Chipped DME
Headers with GT3 style exhaust
Wevo engine mounts
High Torque starter
Custom valved Bilstein HD shocks
Rear coilover conversion
Wevo camber king strut top mounts
Elephant Racing PolyBronze bushings
Smart Racing adjustable Sway bars w/ reinforced sway bar mounts
935 Adjustable spring plates
Bump steer kit with Turbo tie rods
SS brake lines
Hawk HPS brake pads
Front drilled and slotted rotors
Motul 600 brake fluid
Aligned and corner balanced

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It’s a testament to the 911 market that even a modified 3.2 Carrera like this one is being bid over $50K. Much of the work here looks excellent – I’m especially happy with the look of the interior – but there appear to be some minor fitment issues around the front and rear bumpers. Perhaps that’s just the nature of getting all of these pieces to work together, but something just looks…off about it. Still this is an attention-grabbing machine that has used a solid foundation to produce a restomod of an extremely desirable 911. It’s sure to garner loads of attention and I bet it drives fantastically!

-Rob