We are excited to announce that the Custom 1977 Porsche 911 3 Litre, will be competing at this years Geelong Revival Motoring Festival! Owned and built by Achertect Mr Hugh Feggans’, this custom 911 is a personal project that marked the beginning of a lifelong passion; Hugh’s got plenty to say about this car and how the Porsche appeal is now a solid part of his life. The car you see here was purchased some 10+ years ago by Hugh, at the time as a 21 year old retail shift worker, it wasn’t what you’d consider a sensible purchase but it’s something that he always wanted. Over the years of ownership Hugh has spent considerable time and effort to turn this classic Porsche into what you see here. It’s a 1977, 3.0L Porsche 911. This period of 911 referred to as the ‘impact bumper’, they used to be considered as an ugly duckling compared to the slender chrome bumper pre ‘73 cars but I’ve always loved them.
The car was treated to a full bare metal respray in its Guards Red colour. The interior has been completely redone with a back seat delete (RS style), full roll cage with RS door trims and two BF Torino period basket weave Recaro seats complete with a driver’s four-point harness. A Momo Mod 07 wheel and wooden 917 inspired shift knob complete the spartan interior. It’s no fuss, fit for purpose as a classic ‘70s Porsche racer should be. The engine is the original 3.0L but has been completely rebuilt to a high performance but still a reasonably driver friendly specification. This included stripping the engine back to a bare case and replacing everything including all new pistons and barrels, cams and it’s running a custom sports exhaust and It howls! I’ve retained the original 915, 5 speed gearbox but this has also been rebuilt and despite the negative press on these units, is a tight shift. The wheels are custom and utilise an original early 911 15” steel wheel. These have then been cast into widened to 8” front and 9” rear aluminum outers with custom backspacing to fit under the standard guards. They are shod with Yokohama/Advan semi slick shoes and I think this combination really suits the track-focused tough and aggressive style of the car. Suspension wise the original Koni shock absorbers were refurbished including being painted and are mated to larger Turbo torsion bars, tie rod ends and all new bushings and rubbers throughout. It’s a track setup but can still be enjoyed on the road. I also don’t want to trailer a car to and from the track.
We are excited that Hugh will be attending the Revival this year. Make sure you look out for him in the pits and admire how 10+ years of passion and some out of the box thinking can turn an ugly duckling into an outlaw!
[subtitle]Kind thanks to Luke Ray from Fuel Press for the use of images and details[/subtitle]