Outstanding car. The first time I opened this thread I saw the mismatch on the deck lid vs rest of the car and thought it was a bit shabby; a perusal through the BaT thread shows it is anything but.
I look forward to a thorough thread about this car and what you do to it. Frankly, this price gives rise to the hope that these cars will be attainable by regular people again, not all $100k+.
I remember when these were the red-headed stepchildren of 911s. The magnesium case has a bad reputation of pulling head studs and the thermal reactors were very problematic. They used to be the bottom of the barrel, now they're gaining serious traction.
I don't see how getting rid of the original engine is a bad thing- not too many survived intact over time anyway. Bodywork is a little strange on this car- super wide rear tires and stock front is going to drive really weird. I'd say downsize the rears to a much more reasonable stagger and it will be a much more balanced car- they don't make enough power with a relatively stock SC engine to be an issue.
Definitely a neat project car, I'll stay tuned to see what you end up doing to it.
"As for suspension it has been lowered and Rebel Racing Coilovers with eibach springs have been added to the rear to help with / eliminate squat under load. The system was engineered with Clint at Rebel Racing and Ira at Tarett Engineering and it drives very well with the comfort of stock torsions and the support of adjustable springs in the rear (working with the torsion bars)."
Congrats Dave, great buy!
I am looking forward to seeing what you do with this one. Hopefully there will be a CnC again soon, I'd love to see it in person.