Excuse the high percentage of 912 posts lately, but we're on the hunt here at MR headquarters so there are a lot of them across our desk. This one is great inspiration for the type of driver "build" we would aim for. We love the stripped interior as a minimalist exercise that could be later restored or thrashed as-is. Add to that a slightly lower stance over capless wheels and you get a hint of an outlaw without going over the top -- more about stripping away than adding on.
Not that anyone in the Long Beach area would need more reason to check out the Willhoit Auto Restoration Open House this Friday, the seller says he will have this car nearby for buyers to see and possibly drive. Though there will be no shortage of unobtanium cars on display at Willhoit, we'd seek this one out.
The seller says all of the numbers match and a COA is forthcoming. We're not purists in any way so the COA is nice to have for the future but not really a selling point for us. Regarding selling points: rebuilt Weber 40's, a new fuel tank with electric pump (the original is still there), a Petronics distributor are all points in this car's favor. There's also a custom exhaust from Willhoit that sacrifices heat so were we to bring this East we'd probably have to make some modifications. Or buy some gloves.
Of even greater interest is the suspension work including all new bushings, new Bilstein's all around, and new tires all aligned and corner balanced. Floors were repaired once in Hawaii, and then repaired properly by the current seller. Photos of the welds seem to back this up.
Though somewhat hidden by the extreme polish on the black paint, the driver's side fender is from a 1969 and has a bit of a flare that the passenger side is missing. Though it might cause a concours judge to do a spit take, it fits in with the rest of this car. Get the important stuff under control and worry about the cosmetics later.
There is still plenty to do here -- some corrosion to fight, window seals, sort out the fuel pump situation, etc. But the most important to do is to drive it -- which you can do as soon as you're handed the keys which is a HUGE plus for any 912 project. No delayed gratification. Tinker, patch, and work as you go but keep adding miles to the odometer. Once you fix the odometer.
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