The world of old Porsches is a bit mental at the moment. Over the past few years, a classic 911 has suddenly become the most desirable vehicle on the planet. That is frustrating for normal people, as prices are now monumentally out of reach and a bit silly, if we are brutally honest.
Anyhow, world-renowned Porsche 356 expert, Rod Emory, has created his idea of the perfect Porker. It is also his company’s first ever fully custom 911. Based on a short wheelbase 1968 911, the car takes inspiration from the Porsche 908-010, a K-bodied sports prototype once piloted by Vic Elford.
The 911K acknowledges its motorsports brethren with distinct styling cues, such as the amber fibreglass dash-cap, Porsche Light Ivory paint with signal-yellow accent and hand-painted Mobil Pegasus for an authentic look. On top of this, air horns and auxiliary lights define the car’s rally stance from the front.
“Power for the 911K comes from a later 2.5-litre twin-plug 911 engine”
Other body modifications include mesh intake guards, a twin-grille decklid, R-style deck lid hinges and R-style bumpers. Even the interior is designed to echo the look of the 908, including front seats with fire-retardant Spanish Red Veltex covers and MOMO 5-point competition harnesses. The MOMO influence continues to the Prototipo steering wheel and shift knob for the 901 five-speed transmission. Want more? Other custom additions include the removable roll-bar, lightweight door panels and pulls and leather window straps. Holy hell.
Power for the 911K comes from a later 2.5-litre twin-plug 911 engine. The hot-rodded six-cylinder powerplant produces 190hp with the help of an MSD brain, Weber 40 IDA 3C carburettors and 908-style cookie-cutter megaphones. Dig deeper and Porsche porn fans will find a 935 “flat” cooling fan and shroud, hand-laid amber fibreglass air-boxes and a full-flow oil system with remote filter and cooler.
“The 911K acknowledges its motorsports brethren with distinct styling cues”
All of the above sits perfectly on a set of Pirelli CN36 tires on custom 15×7 908-inspired five-spoke wheels by 1552, rotating on Porsche 935 Carrera center-lock hubs. The suspension was chosen with track days in mind: three-way fully adjustable KW coil-over gas shocks that provide cushioning that can be quickly tuned for road or race circuit.
Technical specs aside, this car is filled with want and evokes emotions that you just don’t get from modern cars… 911s included. Whatever we drive, there will always be a place in the Flat-Out Dream Garage for a hot rodded 911.