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2.8L Twin Plug Gary Emory 911 on BaT

I've found a car I'd trade my Speedster for. Built by Gary (not Rod), when Emorys really were "outlaws" -- as in, the purists didn't care for them. I love everything about it.

Slate Gray over black -- I believe this may be the perfect automobile. There's not a single thing I don't like about it, including the fact that somebody has been spanking this car ever since it rolled out of the shop door. $25K of recent work.

Bid is at $160K with 4 days to go. I think it's a steal. It's easily twice the car of that precious blue 356 Rod Emory thing currently hovering around a half-million dollars.

"BlazeCut®(TM) woulda' saved it!!"


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It makes me wish I didn't sell my project 911. The motor was all that this one is(mine was a twin-plug 2.7 with MFI).

There is NOTHING like driving an early 911 in anger, especially a lighter and higher-powered one. And if you haven't driven one, you really can't understand the experience. Just imagine, this thing is darn close to 2000 pounds and 300 hp(2.8l twin- plug RSR motor was 310hp back in the 1970s).

Anyway, watching this video made me see, hear, feel, smell, and taste my friend Walter's old 1972 911T. I miss that car, and I miss him. Thanks, Stan, for the reminder.

In 1999-2000 when I had my first Spyder I got pulled over by the police. I knew I wasn’t speeding and I knew my registration was good. The guy literally just wanted to check out the car. I started to open up the back to show him the engine and he got nervous and told me to close it.
Another time I had just built a new exhaust system for my intermeccanica and I was out testing it out. I was definitely speeding that time. This guy took my registration but then came back and was checking out the car and asking me questions about it. I told him about building the exhaust system and that I was on a test drive. He gave me back my registration and told me to have a nice day.

No, sir. I just wanted a closer look at your car.

That thing is IT!

Remember the first couple days that everything shut down because of covid?  I drove my 2017 Shelby GT350R on the local toll road, Route 241, and there were only a few cars on it.  There were Lambos, Porsches, McLarens, Ferraris, etc. with the same idea.  We were the only cars on the toll road, except for one Highway Patrol car, and he was not stopping us or slowing us down.  I think he was getting a kick out of watching us, and maybe being prepared in case he had to call the paramedics.

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@dlearl476 posted:

Apparently the NYPD had a heck of a time policing the Isle of Manhattan route* early in Covid. 5:00-9:00am it was the Manhattan Motor Speedway.

* Westside Hwy to Battery Park to FDR to Dyckman St. Rinse, repeat.

Heading in to San Francisco during the height of the pandemic the LED signs above the highway read “Reminder: this is a highway, not a speedway”.

Or something like that. It was hard to read at the speeds I was traveling.

I was just looking as well. It will hit $200k. Still an absolute bargain for what it is.

Having said that, a real 1968 911R is easily $400-500k. A real 911RS up there too. A 911RSR would be even more.

But this little 1967 outlaw? It is absolutely perfect. It is hunkered down low, has a SWEET motor in it, and all the right parts. I'd put some harnesses in it and go run some laps at Palmer and/or the Glen.

It would be heaven to hammer this thing at the limit.

I know it'll be over $200K, but given the market and what it is (an Emory outlaw, when that really meant something), it ought to be $500K. The provenance of having been built by Gary cannot be overstated.

It was cars like this one and the best R-Gruppe cars that gave Singer the blueprint for what to do, and they still screwed it up. Singer and all the rest (and especially Rod Emory cars) make the mistake of larding up what they're doing with stuff nobody is really asking for. Really, do I want or need the "B" pillars in a 356 coupe reconfigured? Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. It doesn't make the car go any faster.

This one is just distilled awesome, and unless the price triples -- it's underpriced for what it is.

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@El Frazoo posted:

I'm stumbling a little on the idea of going from six to four cylinders. Seems like an lot of very special work with industrial tooling, not a Sawzall --- to what end?  I was just getting down with more is more, and now it's not??  WTF??

The 4 cylinder 912 was actually well liked because of it's lighter weight and better weight distribution since the rear end was lighter. And of course the bores are all made bigger on these versions so the power to weight ratio is pretty keen.

@El Frazoo wrote: "Cutting an existing 6 cyl engine to 2/3 when the factory actually makes a four cylinder from the ground up ... I am sure I must be  missing something important."

Yeah-------  Two cylinders.

Or maybe it's EFI, or overhead cams which rev higher or less valve train noise.

(Personally, I leave my valve clearance a little wide just to annoy the PP's (Porsche Purists).

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@El Frazoo posted:

Cutting an existing 6 cyl engine to 2/3 when the factory actually makes a four cylinder from the ground up ... I am sure I must be  missing something important.

Which Porsche factory 4? The 356? The Type 4? The new 718 turbo motor?

I can easily make an argument against the first and the last options. It’s the one in the middle that legitimizes the question.

The only real advantage of a 911/4 over a good Type 4 is the “cool factor”. It’s not more powerful, lighter, or anything else. It is hypothetically able to rev higher, but not in practice.

A big T4 is hard to argue against.

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