DT: 1978 gP2 "Mercy" 911 Outlaw

There’s a sweet spot where a visceral driving experience meets the modern day track capable road car.  The car being auctioned here is clearly for the driver. The car’s name is “Mercy”, and was built by bespoke 911 builder, gProgramm in New York.  The car started life as a 1978 911SC and was completely stripped and media blasted to bare metal.  Every component of the car was either replaced with a new part or refurbished to as new condition. 

The car is finished in the early 356 color of Slate Grey and is in excellent condition.  The black trim gives the car a sinister look to go along with its name and performance.  The fuel filler was relocated to under the hood, with a center cap, similar to early Porsche R/RSRs. A set of genuine sourced 914 ‘round factory’ Porsche fog/driving lights are featured up front. The car rides on a set of 17-in. Fikse forged aluminum Fuchs-style wheels. The brakes are upgraded to the 986 Boxster setup, front and rear, featuring four-piston Brembo calipers. The car was also fitted with the optional Leistung Package, which includes adjustable coil-over spring/damper units, with Billet front and rear 935 style suspension and monoball articulating trailing arms.   All bushings and drop-links were upgraded along with front and rear sway bars.  The Handling and performance are sure to put a smile on your face.

The gProgramm gP2 911 is powered by a 285-hp, 3.4-liter twin-plug engine featuring twin PMO down draft carburetors and crank fire distributor-less ignition. The engine was completely disassembled and then meticulously blueprinted, balanced, and hand-built prior to installation. It is truly a work of art, with a twin center exhaust,  dual stainless steel heat exchangers with complete engine bay wire tuck. The engine is paired to a custom geared 915 five-speed manual transmission with LSD (Limited Slip Differential).

The all new black interior is fitted with custom bolstered leather racing seats with Tartan inserts. RS style door cards are finished with matching tartan inserts, pull strap handles and manual windows. A classic 350-mm Momo Prototipo steering wheel has been installed. Behind the steering wheel is a custom gProgramm tachometer (finished in Porsche Dolphin Grey) alongside the standard Porsche VDO gauges. The exposed shift tower was polished and capped off with an iconic 917-style wood shift knob. The car is outfitted with hidden twin USB outlets for phone or other electronic devices. The carpets are completed in the classic German wool square weave. Lastly, a roll bar has been fitted, adding rigidity and passenger protection.

gP2 Mercy was one of three gProgramm Porsches driven cross-country from New York to California in 2017 as a promotional trip which ended at Luftgekühlt 4. While in California this car was driven and reviewed by Matt Farah for the popular Smoking Tire web series, One Take.

This gProgramm 911 is the second example built and offers the best of both worlds with its retro-inspired design and modern performance underpinnings. With less than 7,000 miles since the completion of the build, it has been fully sorted. One would be hard-pressed to find such a Porsche Outlaw with superior build quality at this price point.

Check out the videos below.

See what Michael Strahan and Matt Farah have to say about gProgramm

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Comments (62)

  • BoxTheS 2 days, 21 hoursago

    This is a lovely car with great looks, very well executed and built. Clearly something to admire. I inspected and drove the car. It is clearly NOT for me and that may just be me. It might be great for someone else.
    For me the you have to live near an area like the video. Hills, open country where you can go 5000-6000 rpm and push the car. Below that 5000 it does nothing. The race suspension is just that; a race suspension. It rides ruff. You can't be driving around town with the engine screaming without being arrested. If you want to just go to a concours or cars & coffee on a Saturday morning; great.
    I would go to a more stock type suspension. It won't look as pretty but it will be so much better to drive and live with. Also a different cam is needed.
    It may be worth $185-200K but not to me. I've had current, modern cars that do everything for too long to invest this much money in a limited use car. I'm not that rich. I could pay for it but for me it would a poor investment that doesn't pay enough dividends.

  • spannerhead 1 month, 1 weekago

    I don’t know how any one could criticise this car? I own a 78 SC with a twin plug 3.4 , mine is mostly stock apart from striped interior . This is an extremely detailed build. I don’t think one could improve on any part. Given the difficulty of building a car of this caliber . It’s just about perfect . The critics I suspect are jealous and most likely don’t own a 911. Some one is going to be very lucky .

  • Petracing 1 month, 1 weekago

    @outlawd working some numbers will get back

  • outlawd (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @Petracing happy to work out something fair on both sides. I reached out to pcarmarket to put us in touch so that we can discuss details. If you already know that you want the car feel free just to submit the offer otherwise I am happy to chat first.

  • Petracing 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @outlawd Thanks for letting me know how Deal Tank works. To be honest is saw Mercy and went right to looking. Is current offer getting anywhere close to your selling price?

  • outlawd (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @Petracing it is in dealtank which means you can submit an offer if you are ready to buy. I am happy to answer any questions that you may have.

  • Petracing 1 month, 2 weeksago

    this still live auction?

  • Sanfransole 4 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $184,750

  • aspendowndraft 4 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $182,000

  • Sanfransole 4 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $178,750

  • aspendowndraft 4 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $175,911

  • loperaracer 4 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $169,900

  • VictorMotors 4 months, 3 weeksago

    Excited to see how this plays out tomorrow. amazing build that few know about and that 1 will be able to enjoy when they win it. good luck!

  • acidgreen 4 months, 3 weeksago

    Outstanding Build! I saw this car in person at the Bridge in Bridge Hampton a few years ago. It was sitting next to a yellow Singer which was an $800k build. The Singer was breathtaking but relatively, if the Singer was worth $800, this car was worth $500k. The debate is crazy. But at the end of the day, what’s underneath and powering this car makes it a bargain at anything under $300k. GL2A

  • Paulnhollis 4 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $162,000

  • aspendowndraft 4 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $155,000

  • Adam 4 months, 3 weeksago

    "maximum plaid" - spaceballs

  • issgaster1 4 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $152,000

  • luketesh 4 months, 4 weeksago

    im a huge fan of this car. it's rare to see someone build a 911 that is as tasteful as this without a bunch of gotti upgrades or mods that just don't fit the 911. good luck to bidders.

  • gasperxarter 4 months, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $147,400

  • aspendowndraft 4 months, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $142,000

  • Alharlo 4 months, 4 weeksago

    Not to Dog Pile on the Rabbit... but,,, i saw this car at Luftgekühlt in California and it was spectacular in just about every way. I see outlaws for $300k all the time that have nothing over this car. Wish I had the coin to buy it.

  • CLP 5 monthsago

    It certainly seems that the suspension treatment and other places people don't look is of exacting quality. If there is panel fitment and surface problem, I would like someone to point to these deficient areas. The work that went into this car, to what I see, is wholly consistent with the plentiful evidence shown in the pictures.

    This car is as perfect as any customized Porsche. Singer, nor anyone else of this caliber, has nothing over a gProgramm Porsche. Whoever wins this car will have every reason to be proud.

  • outlawd (seller) 5 monthsago

    @WSWCo greatly appreciate the feedback, however, as the seller must chime in here. The donor car used was actually a very original SC that had zero rust or previous accidents so I’m not sure what the issue with the gaps is that you are speaking about. Please look carefully at the gallery and happy to provide ancillary photos at anyone’s request. This is a very well
    Built solid car, no expense was spared. Have anyone inspect it if you wish if you are a serious bidder. I would like to see this car go to someone that appreciates the work that went in and most importantly someone who will drive it!!

  • aster11 5 monthsago

    So. I saw the Michael Strahan gProgramm car before it was destroyed in an accident and it was amazing. Very very high quality. I didn’t see the one that’s up for auction in person but these dudes are know for some kick ass work. I think this is a prototype model and pretty cool. Agreed that the engine alone is six figures and based on the photos there’s some pretty slick and expensive hardware in the coil overs and all over etc etc etc

  • Brenta38 5 monthsago

    @Xxrpm I agree the car was filthy at Amelia, but it was just a dirty car which has nothing to do with the quality of the build. I know this car very well and the quality of the build is superb. The engine alone should sell this car, and the comment about the materials are “ cheap” is ludicrous. This is not a back dated pretending it’s something it really isn’t, build. This is a drivers car no pretense of being something it is not. Well built and a pleasure to drive. Problem with these platforms is that they give non experts the ability to spout out about things they know nothing about.

  • mitchgage9 5 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $135,000

  • Yalleow 5 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $128,000

  • Xxrpm 5 monthsago

    @WSWCo Didn’t see the comment about the gaps. The gaps were perfect. Not sure he was looking at this car. Very very strange.

  • Xxrpm 5 monthsago

    @WSWCo had to respond to this. I could not disagree more. Yes, RM did a terrible job. The car was filthy and poorly presented. but the build quality is superb. When i saw the car at Amelia Island, I was shocked at how crappy they presented it. Not to judge the commentators knowledge but anyone with knowledge would take one look at the engine build and be blown away. The entire car was clearly built to a very high standard. Anyone who sees this car and knows what they’re looking at would agree.

  • WSWCo 5 monthsago

    I saw this car at RM Amelia last month, I was not impressed the the build quality of that car. It looked good from 10 feet, but as you got closer, little details of trim fitment, body panel alignment and such really stood out. A lot of the "cool" upgrades and custom worked looked cheap to me. I've seen a lot better custom work/cool bids.

    Only posting since I've actually seen this car in person, I'm not one to just make derogatory comments about cars I'll never see. In Florida it DNS @ $175k, but I wouldn't have given that for it.

  • gasperxarter 5 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $125,911

  • Ravinia707 5 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $115,723

  • Yalleow 5 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $115,000

  • aspendowndraft 5 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $110,000

  • gasperxarter 5 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $109,500

  • Hoi_Mini 5 monthsago

    I saw this car on news 12!! Very cool. GLWA

  • Ravinia707 5 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $102,648

  • aspendowndraft 5 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $102,000

  • Ravinia707 5 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $95,823

  • shurlanddom 5 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $95,000

  • coleus 5 monthsago

    Credit to to the builder for creating a kick ass impact bumper outlaw. I’ve heard if these before but didn’t realize it was at such a high level build. Glwa

  • t2racing 5 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $92,000

  • Yalleow 5 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $85,000

  • Leftcoast4 5 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $78,911

  • rheaumesammy 5 monthsago

    did they delete the rear brake light that connects the L/R tail lights? if so I like this look better with PORSCHE as a decal better. solid built.

  • Bencohen 5 monthsago

    It’s a sexy lemon?

  • Bencohen 5 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $73,000

  • Bencohen 5 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $72,000

  • Bencohen 5 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $71,000

  • Bencohen 5 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $70,000

  • Ravinia707 5 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $68,000

  • Bencohen 5 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $65,000

  • Yalleow 5 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $63,000

  • aspendowndraft 5 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $60,000

  • Ravinia707 5 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $52,000

  • Robert718 5 monthsago

    I’ve seen a few in person, very cool cars. All business and to the point. Very clean. I also believe (could be wrong here) that they are super exclusive. Last time I inquired, they really don’t market building these, it’s like they do it for themselves and for people that they know.

  • viscaneabe 5 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $50,000

  • Yalleow 5 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $27,000

  • Teak090 5 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $25,000

  • Brenta38 5 monthsago

    This car is the epitome of what a real Porsche enthusiast would want. It is truly a drivers car, not over done , but modernized and hot rodded the way Porsche would build it. The quality of the build is truly amazing , reliable as a Porsche should be, and driving like a Porsche was meant to drive, a real drivers car. No traction control, back up cameras, heated seats or cup holders etc. etc. This car does what the driver tells it to do, it depends on your input not on a computers decision. The build is simple and straight forward in no way overdone like some of these specialty builds, it is not backdated to look like something it is not ( long hood rs out of a modern car is not an rs it is just a modern car in costume, which is a kit car). These g programm cars are performance focused to give you the drive of an early 911 with the power and reliability of a modern car they don’t pretend to be anything more than what they are “a drivers 911”! I say all this because I own the first one they built, which I drove from NY to LA along with two other g programm cars and we didn’t have a misstep for the entire ride! Of all the Porsche’s I have ever owned and still own this is the one I go to when I want to remember what it was like when sports cars were sports cars and were meant to be driven, and were so satisfying to drive. The high bidder in this auction will have an honest car which will reward them miles of smiles!

  • akellerdrew 5 monthsago

    mercy mercy mercy ... this is basically a Clean Cut version of a Magnus Walker build. so crisp. pcar is insane I swear they came out of nowhere and just keep upping their game. solid props. keep it up! you have the porsche community routing for you guys. I mean that.

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DT: 1978 gP2 "Mercy" 911 Outlaw
Current offer: $184,750