Custom 1968 Porsche 912

Jan 25, 2019

Category: Rides, Showcase

Gavin Rooke in Johannesburg, South Africa, owns a Porsche 912 that even makes Porsche know-it-alls stop and stare.

It’s a fully restored 1968 shell, but the rest of the vehicle’s components span decades. The 1974 2.7-liter Porsche motor features a custom-flowed engine casing, resized barrels, aluminum racing pistons, and modified camshafts. It delivers 240 hp and gets to 62 mph in six seconds. Inside you’ll find leather piping on 1989 Porsche tombstone seats, ivory-accented double-stitching, and a punched leather dashboard. The fully rebuilt 1974 Porsche suspension replaces the original short-wheel base suspension for improved handling. The 2004 Four-Pot Porsche disc brakes give you that modern-day stopping power we all prefer, and the 2013 911 headlamp units are encased within the original 1968 lenses for classic styling with modern performance. It almost looks too good to drive. The guys at Dutchmann, who “connect master craftsmen with contemporary designers and artists, creating collaborations that fuse craft-based practices with progressive ideas,” can hold their heads high.

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