Outlaw Porsche 911

There's been a lot of discussion about the outlaw Porsche 911 movement and hear is Classic 9's point of view as a custom Porsche 911 builder.

 

vintage porsche
 
Classic Porsche-911R
 

As the Porsche brand has grown with the development of more sophisticated and technically advanced cars, many enthusiasts have been seduced by the character and sole of the classic Porsches.  Porsche 356’s have consistently been in high demand by enthusiasts that feel the 356 celebrates the hand crafted art of design and construction which generated Porsche’s world wide notoriety. Twenty years ago, most early 911’s were appreciated by few enthusiasts and generally over shadowed by the wide body, turbo era of the late 70’s and early 80’s.  

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Brumos Porsche Race Car
 
Brumos Porsche RSR
 

Aftermarket performance parts and accessories for the classic Porsches are now plentiful and has provided owners with almost endless opportunities to personalize their cars.  As a result, many enthusiasts have turned to Porsche’s racing past as the genesis for inspiration for their outlaw Porsche 911. Beginning in the late 1960’s and lasting through the early 70’s, Porsche’s “Sports Purpose Program” offered customers the latest specialty parts and competition upgrades so owners could maximize their cars potential in rallies and road races throughout Europe and the US. Upgrades included flared fenders, wider wheels, engine performance upgrades, close ratio transmission gear sets, touring/competition seats and interior roll bars.   It was this program that allowed many outlaw Porsche racers to upgrade their cars to the latest specification offered by the factory.

Early Outlaw Porsche
 
Toad Hall 911 ST
 

Over the past 20+ years, select west coast builders and fabricators have become renowned for their artisan work on Porsche 356’s creating cars described as “outlaw” for their modifications that replicate aesthetic and performance features of Porsche’s early race cars.  Originally condoned by Porsche purists that only respected factory originality it is hard to dismiss the creativity, craft and heritage connection these cars possess.  As interest in the classic Porsche market has grown, this same artisan approach has influenced many builders to create outlaw Porsche 911’s modified with features and equipment commonly offered through Porsche’s Sports Purpose Program of the late 60’s and early 70’s.

So what defines an outlaw Porsche 911 from a custom or hot-rod Porsche?  

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Porsche 911 ST
 

Classic 9’s philosophy is an outlaw Porsche 911 often draws influence from Porsche’s production and racing history and interprets these influences into a car that the factory could have but, perhaps, never produced.   An outlaw Porsche 911 may have equipment and/or details the factory never explicitly offered for that particular car but can be found in the heritage of their past and current cars.  Simply put, an outlaw Porsche 911 forgoes production originality for design creativity and inspiration of what “could have been”!   

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Classic 9 Porsche 911 RSR
 

Classic 9’s philosophy of successful outlaw Porsche 911 is a “heritage inspired” 911 integrating modifications and components that subtlety create a car Porsche could have made.  Some of the modifications and components we incorporate are:

Body

  • Flared fenders contoured as an inspiration of the early era 911 RSR’s.
  • Custom front bumper/air dam with oil cooler ducts inspired by the 934 race cars.  The front bumper is sectioned to align with the front fenders giving a clean aesthetic similar to the 964 C2/C2 turbo.
  • 911R inspired front fender brake/oil cooler vents and front turn signal lamp delete.
  • Rear bumper is sectioned to align with the rear fenders giving a clean aesthetic similar to the 964 C2/C2 turbo.
  • The rear wing is a true outlaw feature since it neither conforms to the duck tail or whale tail of Porsche’s heritage.  Classic 9’s custom rear wing is an inspired interpretation of what the duck tail could have become if the evolution to the whale tail was more subtle.
  • Low profile body gaskets replace the wider factory body gaskets to enhance the clean lines of the outlaw Porsche 911 body.
  • 911R inspired rear tail lights beautifully integrated into the rear quarters.

Wheels & Tires

  • Wheels are heritage inspired center lock style from Porsche’s racing prototypes and racing 911’s of the late 60’s and early 70’s.
  • Tires are heritage inspired in profile and tread pattern to the racing tires of the late 60’s and early 70’s

Engine & Transmission

  • The engine certainly follows the outlaw Porsche 911 ideology of an engine Porsche did not specifically produce in its current configuration.  Classic 9 has developed a bespoke power unit with performance features equal to some of Porsche’s most current production cars. 
  • The transmission, while still a factory unit in later model cars, is specifically modified to work with the 1969-1986 911 chassis for enhanced performance.

Interior

  • The interior is subtlety upgraded with leather for all interior surfaces such as dash, door panels, rear quarter panels, rear parcel.
  • The seats are custom leather touring seats inspired by competition seats of the late 60’s and early 70’s.  
  • Carpet is German square weave typically found in 356 models.  This carpet type gives the interior a more upscale feel over the later style carpets offered in 911’s. An outlaw Porsche 911 must.
  • Steering wheel is competition inspired and wrapped in perforated leather.
  • Select interior trim pieces, which are plastic from the factory, have been upgraded to anodized aluminum or brush finished accents.

While these modifications and components may have a singular interest for some as an outlaw Porsche 911, it is the story or “concept” of Classic 9’s RS turbo that truly provides meaning to the individual parts as a cohesive composition!

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