The Twelve Builds of Christmas 2019: Part 10

Project ten in our look back at some of the Porsche builds that have come through our workshop in the last twelve months is another 2-litre 911 build currently in progress.

Completion of this 1965 Porsche 911 2.0L race and rally car build is scheduled for early 2020. Media blasting the stripped chassis showed the shell to be in better condition than was expected, so there is little corrosion to repair.

So far, we have replaced the inner and outer sills and begun the seam welding process to strengthen the body shell. We have also fitted the bolt-in roll cage, seat tubes and sump guard mounts as, although this car is being built primarily for racing, the owner has requested the option to take the early 911 on longer events such as long distance rallies.

We’re currently replacing the front tank support and front panel, and inserting reinforcements for bonnet pins. 2.0L Cup regulations restrict the amount of body shell strengthening we can add, but we will make it as stiff as possible before sending it on to our paint shop for a cool new colour scheme!