CPR Classic is delighted to offer this stunning 1968 Porsche 911R
tribute finished in Light Ivory over a spartan interior. This 1968
911 received a meticulous restoration and transformation into a
911R tribute with many special period-style and aftermarket parts.
The car has traveled approximately 800 miles since completion and
presents exceptionally well, with fit and finish far above its
racing tribute roots.
This example was stripped to bare metal and underwent extensive
metal and bodywork to achieve the result the car now wears. The tub
was stitch welded from front to rear for added rigidity. As far as
exterior tribute parts, this 911 has 911R-style fiberglass front
fenders, hood, and rear decklid, along with 911R-style rear flares
and a 911R-style wraparound fiberglass rear bumper/guard/license
panel assembly to complete the aesthetic. Plastic door handles are
additional tribute pieces, and a period 911R stripe package rounds
out the exterior. The side, quarter, and rear windows are made from
plexiglass for added lightness. The car had fiberglass doors with
aluminum frames upon original completion but currently wears steel
doors with chrome frames.
The engine in this 911R tribute is exceptional. A 2.5-liter short
stroke was assembled utilizing a 1969 magnesium case wrapped in
amber fiberglass cooling "sheet metal." The case benefits from
piston oil squirters and the oil pump bypass modification. Mahle
pistons (set to 10.6:1 compression) and cylinders contain
combustion, and the pistons push 911S rods and spin a 70.4mm-stroke
counterbalanced crankshaft. The heads were machined for twin plugs
and port matched (40mm exhaust ports), breathing through 46mm
intake/39mm exhaust 906 valves opened by 306/288 Elgin camshafts.
PMO 46mm carburetors wearing mesh velocity stack covers and rain
hats provide fuel. Ignition comes from an Electromotive
direct-ignition twin-plug ignition system. A Glenn Yee Motorsports
ported and polished oil pump supplies Elephant Racing finned lines
taking oil to and from a Carrera oil cooler. A custom set of
headers with a two-in, two-out Dansk exhaust rounds out the
The 901 gearbox was overhauled and had a ZF 906 limited-slip
differential installed. The clutch is a Sachs Sport Clutch kit with
a balanced flywheel. The engine and transmission mounts are solid.
A 915 turret-style shifter and Wevo shift linkage ensure proper
The fuel tank is a 20-gallon Fuel Safe aluminum fuel cell, dated
The suspension is coilovers front and rear with Bilstein Shocks,
H&R springs, spherical bearing upper strut mounts, 935-style
front suspension with billet crossmember, an adjustable front
anti-roll bar, an adjustable front strut tower brace, rear
anti-roll bar, rear 935-style adjustable spring plates, gusseted
rear shock mounts, and fully overhauled brakes. Front brake
calipers are aluminum 911S pieces. The restored 15x6 'Deep Six'
Fuchs wear 2015 date-code Avon CR6ZZ tires. The car is not
touring-oriented as set up, and the ride quality is on the stiff
side of sporting.
The car's interior is very Spartan, wearing a full roll cage sans
door bars. Recaro ST-style seats upholstered in black vinyl with
houndstooth inserts provide an excellent seating position and deep
bolsters for the driver when hitting the canyon roads. There's a
dead pedal for the driver to keep themselves in place, and the
throttle pedal is relocated and converted to cable actuation.
Custom-made rubber mats were made for the car to continue the theme
of lightness. 911R-style door panels complement the steel doors.
Windows are pulled up and down with a leather security strap, as
the car has no regulators. A set of restored gauges were installed
along with a new dash topper.
A battery cutoff switch was installed in the doorless glove
compartment for ease of access, along with a secondary cutoff
located in the trunk.
Our latest offering is a purpose-built homage to the original 911R
with the benefit of half a century of updates and knowledge,
weighing just 1,987 pounds and providing impressive horsepower from
its 2.5-liter engine. This 911's sole purpose is to be driven
spiritedly and exercised to its full potential: on back roads or on
your local race track.