912's back on the road!

Submitted by jpamental on
Topics:  912

[img_assist|nid=33|title=My '69 Porsche 912|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=140|height=105]Well, it was way overdue. I finally got my 912 back on the road after having the engine rebuilt last summer. I've SERIOUSLY missed driving this car! Now it's back to being fun to drive to work - especially on days with offsite meetings or on Thursdays heading down to Newport for J/24 racing!

[img_assist|nid=13|title=Newly rebuilt engine... nice!|desc=|link=popup|align=right|width=140|height=105]While the engine was out I had all the sheet metal powder-coated and I rebuilt the carburetors and scrubbed the layers of grime from the rest of the parts and exhaust. It's been back on the road since July 4th weekend and I've put about 2,000 miles in, and the engine has broken in nicely.

[img_assist|nid=14|title=912 Registry grille badge|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=140|height=105]I had to add the last touch to really make it road-ready. The 912 Registry has been an invaluable source of advice, wisdom and camaraderie over the years. I can't wait to drive out to a Rendezvous in California sometime over the next few years. Ellen's not too thrilled about it, but I'm looking at that as my reward once I finish interior restoration and get it painted back in it's original special-order silver metallic.It's truly a joy to drive, and all the more so for doing most of the work myself. Definitely good therapy to counteract working on a computer all day!


Sacramento, California that is. (hence the "912in916" tag of course)
Mine is a 67' coupe, close in color to yours but more of a red.
In fact, her name is Rosie. I'd post some pictures here but not sure how.
I'm also a member of the 912 BBS and have been to the rendezvous you speak of getting to one day. Hope to see you some year!!!
I even signed up for an account on your site, but not sure why...Haha
Oh, by the way, my name is Jeff, nice to meet you!
My email address is 912in916@gmail.com, so if you ever head out this way to Cali., know that a fellow 912 owner will open his door to his home if needed.

Porsche 912 baby!

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Thanks for posting the pics! Great looking car. (THe membership thing is to cut down on spam posts. I had a 'captcha' in there that was buggy so I went back to this for now...)