I am considering the purchase of a last 70s early 80s Porshe with the idea
of modifying it to suite. Perhaps put a slan nose kit on etc...
I have some experience with expensive cars having a Jaguar XJS for many
years of which I have been reasonably pleased and is my daily driver.
My mechanic used to work at Down Town Fine Cars (Toronto) where they
serviced mostly Jag's, but also Porshe's and Ferraris and he now builds a
lot of custom cars.
I discussed with him buying the 911 as above, he recommended buying a late
80s model the rational being that cars with electronic fuel injection and
mass air (???) are easy to turbocharge / supercharge. He indicated other
models could be turbocharged /
supercharged with not as much horsepower
increase. In other words words without the mass air I could only expect a
50 hp increase, whereas with the increase could be has high as 200 hp.
My idea is that if I am going to go to the trouble of upgrading to a Turbo
body, I would like to get turbo performance. The suggestion was made to go
to a supercharger and not turbocharger as there would be little performance
differance but less engine modification would have to be done. Appearently
the enginee compression should be reduced in an Enginee if it's turbocharged
in order to avoid damage to the head gasket which usually involves replacing
I have tried to read a Porshe buying guide but it doesn't seem to indicate
which model of Porshe 911 I can expect to meet the modifications (ie. the
If I am going to partially butcher a car I don't want it to be an expensive