Up for auction is this V8-powered 1976 Porsche 911 S finished in Crystal Red Tintcoat over a black interior. Treated to a V8 engine conversion by Renegade Hybrids in 2013, this 1976 example was outfitted with a brand-new custom-built small block V8 engine in 2018. Showcasing an extensive list of upgrades and modifications as well as custom styling inspired by the 964, this unique 911 S is now being offered for auction in excellent running order.
In 2013, this 911 underwent a professional bare metal respray in Crystal Red at a cost of over $11k. The exterior finish is stated to be in excellent condition (detailed images are provided in the photo gallery). Built as a show car inspired by the 964, this 911 has been outfitted with a revised front bumper and rear spoiler as well as updated side skirts and mirrors. This 911 rides on a set of rare 18” 3-piece BBS wheels which are currently dressed in Falken tires. The seller indicates that an additional set of 18” wheels with brand new tires will be included in the sale.
Inside, the black interior has been refinished with custom details and accessories. New carpeting and headliner were installed along with Dynamat sound insulation and Sabelt GT 090 Sport cloth bucket seats with 4-point Sparco harnesses. The rear seats and console have been removed and a digital FI TECH fuel injection display has been mounted over the radio delete plate. Other noteworthy details include RS style door pulls, Rennline window handles and a MOMO Prototipo steering wheel. All gauges and electrical components are reported to be fully functional although the clock is stated to work intermittently.
In 2013, this 911 was sent to the industry leaders at Renegade Hybrids in Las Vegas to be outfitted with a V8 engine conversion. Upon the current owner’s purchase in 2018, this engine was removed in favor of a brand-new custom built 383ci small block Chevrolet V8 engine dyno tested at 376 HP and 461 lb-ft of torque. This new configuration features an upgraded cam, heads, headers, and exhaust system as well as a deep sump oil pan and dual radiator setup with electric fans. The rear wheels are driven by way of a rebuilt factory 915 5-speed manual transmission with a short shift kit. Bilstein suspension provides a responsive ride while 996 brakes on all four corners help to manage the added power. Having added just over 1k miles on its newly installed motor, this 911 underwent a recent oil service and is said to remain in excellent driving condition.
The sale of this incredible 1976 911 will include original books and tools, a set of two keys and an extensive collection of service records and build invoices. If you are in search of a vintage Porsche unlike any other, this custom-built V8 powered 911 makes the obvious choice.