1966 Porsche 912
Sold November, 2010

• Car purchased April 14, 2008 in Tujunga, California
• Complete engine rebuild, car and trunk refurbishment by me
• No pieces were replaced in trunk, everything was painstakingly hand rubbed clean and polished, the gas tank was “renewed”
• Complete specs and details below pictures
• Owned by collector in Northern Michigan since November, 2010

Recently I wrote to the collection’s manager to ask how the car was working out. Here was his reply November 29, 2012:

“Hi Paul

 The 912 has been a great car, easy to drive with no problems at all. It is in our “German Room” surrounded by some very good company.

1993 RS America 911 (1 of 700)
1973 Carrera RS 911
1984 RSR 911 Rothman’s Rally Car (1 of 6)
1965 356 Cab
1964 356 Coupe
1984 Audi Quattro Coupe (1 of 200)
and a couple Mercedes coupes.

Good to hear from you, we may be bringing the Rothmans car to the St Johns Concours this summer and we will be at the PCA meet in Traverese City with a few cars. Let me know if your going to be up in our area so I can arrange a tour. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

Jerry D”


1966 Porsche 912, VIN #455738 build date 03/08/1966. Car was purchased April 14, 2008 in Tujunga, California after extensive restoration work including:
– Bare metal repaint with minor rust repair work done to floor pan, no other accident or rust damage
– Car was lovingly switched to Canary yellow over black from light ivory
– New: headliner, seats, door panels, dash, carpet, Coco floor mats
– New door, trunk and window rubber all the way around
– New H4 headlights, tail and turn signal lenses (turn signals have correct Bosch identification)
– Bumperettes and front override bar re-chromed
– 14″ Fuchs wheels refinished
– Pirelli P400 tires are new with two additional tires as spares
– CoA shows light ivory over red leatherette, transmission and engine have been replaced
– Original Blaupunkt stereo
– California car since day one, black plates added later
– Engine 3rd piece No. 1280088, 616.101.303.00 Mar-67
– Case halves: 616/39, 107429 with matching 323, 616.101.102.01 Kok. 4 Mar-67
– Crank C918703, OEM Porsche
– 5 speed transmission 901/02 No. 104537, Apr-67


Build sheet, work by Competition Engineering for engine rebuild:
– Clean crankcase, inspect and evaluate: Linebore is +.25mm and in spec. including #4
– Set and tighten oil pickup tube
– Heads: weld and repair, R&R exhaust studs w/thread repair, valve guides, exhaust seats and intake seats, resurface cylinder heads
– Valve job
– Magnaflux crankshaft, evaluate: it’s standard and in spec, micro-polish crankshaft
– R&R crankshaft timing gears
– Recondition rods, balance is in spec
– Recondition rocker arms
– Polish and prep rocker shafts
– Recondition lifters
– Clean, glass bead, inspect and evaluate flywheel, recondition flywheel hub and disc surface
– Pin and balance flywheel and pressure plate
– Weld and repair cam drive slot
– Prep and install cam gear
– Use 331-S grind for camshaft for low end torque, best with big bore kit
– Big bore kit, new NPR cast iron cylinders with pistons
– Gap and install rings and prep for assembly
– Set end shaft play, double checked by Import Specialties at time of torque down
– Correct NOS aluminum backed German main bearings (OEM Porsche +.25mm linebore)
– German 4 cylinder valve springs
– Rod bearings and bushings
– New oil push rod tubes
– All new gaskets, washers, etc.
– Chromoly gland nut

Additional engine details:
– All new cad plated hardware throughout
– All tin powder coated with new cad plated hardware

Gauges redone by North Hollywood Speedometer:
– Fuel oil gauge, cleaned and restored
– Tach redone with new circuit board for standard and Pertronix ignition, restored
– Speedometer bouncing needle repaired, odometer always worked, restored

Work performed by Benton Performance:
– “031” Distributor repaired and re-curved
– Solex 40 PII split shaft carburetors installed

Additional details:
– Pertronix ignition
– Bursch exhaust
– New spark plug wires
– Shift linkage bushings replaced
– Gas tank “renewed” through the patented process and chemical dip then powder coated by Mattson’s Radiator
– Valve cover and sump plate cad plated gold
– Still on break in oil with under 300 miles on rebuild

 porscheluggagevinframe trunk




Here are a few of the before shots.