We are in the process of fully restoring a beautiful Ossi Blue Porsche 912 from 1967. She was originally an American car, and fortunately spared the fate of a lot of the UK vehicles… rot.We will be presenting a full photo history of this car, and you can buy the car at any point during the rebuild, offering a unique chance to influence the way the car is put back together. If you wish to have anything custom specced to your requirements, this is your chance.As you can see above, this car has the original dashboard, steering wheel and dials, all in fantastic condition.
This Irish Green Porsche 912 was manufactured in 1969 making it a rare long wheel base model. Aficionados will already know the 912 was Porsche’s budget model at the time with its 4 cylinder 356 derived motor. This particular example was equipped with a 5 speed gearbox with a dogleg shift pattern the same as could be found in the 911 of the same year. The car was also specified new from the factory with a tan leather interior which looks fantastic against the deep Irish green exterior colour.The current owner purchased the vehicle some years ago and enjoyed several years use before accepting the fact the car really required restoration. R TO RSR Ltd. was entrusted with the task of bringing this car back to its former glory carrying out a full body, mechanical and interior restoration for the client.
The car was delivered to us in a stripped state as the customer was very keen to be involved with the process and was more than happy to get his hands dirty! Once in the workshop the car was found to be structurally in surprisingly good condition. Repairs were carried out to the front suspension mounts, windscreen corners and floors due to rust issues with some accident damage also evident on the O/S front corner. A new O/S front wing was also required due to excessive corrosion and this was supplied direct from Porsche via their classic parts program. In all some 150hrs in total was required on the shell to prior to it being painted in original Glasurit Irish Green. Whilst the body was being worked on all the suspension components were stripped and powder coated to give them an as new durable finish prior to them being re-fitted with new bushes and bearing throughout. The only concession to originality so far is the use of a Super Pro bush kit which are now very popular in the classic car world.The interior re-trim has now started with a new ivory headliner in place which once again works very well against the exterior colour. We are currently awaiting a OE spec carpet kit for the car to enable us to continue with the interior…
You can follow the progress of this car in our Flickr Gallery.