1967 Porsche 911

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1967
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    034
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

PROVENANCE
First Owner, Florida (acquired new in 1967)
Phil Bagley, Riviera Beach, Florida (acquired from the above in 1992)
Adam Gordon, New York, New York (acquired in 2006)
Current Owner (acquired from the above in 2008)

LITERATURE
Excellence: The Magazine About Porsche, September 2014, “Mexicar: A Rally-Ready 1967 911 S,” pp. 114–118

THIS CAR
While its victories on the track are well known, the Porsche 911 has proved to be an equally formidable competitor under grueling rally conditions. Presented here is a 1967 911 S equipped for rallying by renowned specialists who addressed mechanical, exterior, interior, and safety requirements necessary for successful running.

The current owner entrusted the project to Windrush Evolutions (WEVO) of San Carlos, California, with the goal of producing the ultimate rally 911. Two notable WEVO rally credits include the 2010 Peking-to-Paris class-winning 356 C and the 2012 London-to-Cape Town class-winning 912. In 2008, with an effort led by Hayden Burvill of WEVO, this car was prepared for the Mexican road rally Carrera Panamerica, during which it was nicknamed “Mexicar.”

Mechanically, the engine, transmission, suspension, brakes, fuel system, wheels, and tires were modified to withstand rally conditions. Modifications to the two-liter engine include use of Weber 40 mm carburetors, revised camshafts, additional external oil cooling, and a twin-plug ignition system. The engine delivers an estimated 170 hp and its gear ratios favor rallying, with closely spaced 2nd, 3rd, and 4th gears, and a taller 5th for distance cruising. Ride height is set 35 mm higher than standard, providing additional ground clearance, with heavy-duty front damper inserts and adjustable anti-roll bars installed. The four-wheel disc brakes come from a later 911, with oversized reservoirs and split fluid storage serving two brake circuits. Front wheels are 5.5" wide and rear wheels are 7", and a second spare tire is mounted on the roof. A 17-gallon safety fuel cell is accessible via a through-the-hood filler unit. Fuel delivery is not left to chance, with twin Carter electric pumps installed.

Body modifications include an aluminum hood and fiberglass engine lid. Rear fenders have been flared to accommodate the wider wheels and tires. Mindful of road hazards, additional skid plates were installed under the nose, fuel tank, and floor pedal areas, and beneath the engine and transmission to provide protection. The car’s interior was outfitted with both driver and navigator in mind. A multi-point, padded roll cage welded in place and FIA-approved competition seats with six-point safety harnesses create a safe driving environment. A fire system, a kill switch, and a first aid kit address emergency concerns, and an abundance of navigation and communication equipment has been installed, ensuring location security regardless of route. As befits a rally car, the 911 S comes with a full complement of spares. Its Mack Truck Yellow exterior is attractive and readily identifiable, even in remote locations.

Outfitted to take on the most taxing conditions on Earth, Mexicar offers its next owner the opportunity to experience exhilarating motor sports competition.