Can You Build a Porsche 911 Outlaw on a Budget? | Your Projects

By Colin Wood
May 10, 2021 | Porsche, 911, Your Projects

Is it possible to get the Outlaw look without spending an arm and a leg? Forum user ahhgaragetime seems to think so with the very best Porsche he could afford: an incomplete 1974 Porsche 911S.

Considering the car was already “missing a part or two,” ahhgaragetime decided to go for an Outlaw look.

Since the thread was started in October of last year, the 911 has received plenty of work, including a roll cage, fresh paint and even some reinforcement for the body. As well, the Porsche currently relies on a 912 powerplant until the flat-six engine getting prepared for the car is finished.

Catch up on all the progress made thus far over on the “Hotrod Porsche 911 Mashup On The Cheap? Oxymoron?” thread, as well as ahhgaragetime’s YouTube channel:

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Vajingo HalfDork
5/7/21 1:05 p.m.

What makes a 911 an outlaw? 

Olemiss540 HalfDork
5/7/21 1:25 p.m.
Vajingo said:

What makes a 911 an outlaw? 

Unpaid parking tickets.

Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter)
Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter) Dork
5/7/21 1:32 p.m.

What about a 914 outlaw? 

Tom1200 SuperDork
5/7/21 2:35 p.m.

This is the only way I could ever afford an early 911, so it's occurred to me to do this.

Appleseed MegaDork
5/7/21 2:58 p.m.
Vajingo said:

What makes a 911 an outlaw? 

As I understand it, mixing and matching parts and/or styling cues that never saw each other from the factory to create what you want. 

Think resto-mod in the hotrod world.

californiamilleghia SuperDork
5/7/21 6:07 p.m.

Misc ramblings......

look at  a 1967 911R which was the factory racer that still had narrow fenders ,  basic lightweight race car, 

in 1974 they started the flatter "crash bumpers"  in the 1980s-90s the many early narrow fender cars were "updated" to the crash bumper style with 911 RS or RSR wide fenders ,  big rear wing , slant nose fenders etc

In the 2000s to now these flat bumper cars were "back dated" to the early bumper style !

so there is a mis-match of project cars out on the market ,  

a 1964 Prototype 911 was found with all the late model RSR wide fenders / flat bumper / big wing style , done by someone when early cars were worth nothing and everyone wanted a Miami Vice 911 :)

Then add that lots of Targas were made into Cabrios.....

I would start with whatever the newest year you can have that does not need emissions inspection , 1975 and newer were hot dip galvanized at the factory so that helps , 

And check the VIN number to see what year the car really is , you may be surprised and find a prototype under all that fiberglass !

ADDED : Look at a Singer , taking a later 911  and backdating it with a little more flair ,  and they also must hire a "designer" to get the interior colors and designs that look vintage with modern materials .......

A 401 CJ
A 401 CJ SuperDork
5/7/21 6:10 p.m.
Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter) said:

What about a 914 outlaw? 

What about an in-law?  My wife's mother is always on a budget 

f1carguy New Reader
5/8/21 10:52 a.m.

He should have dropped in a rotary 13B! More HP.


lotusseven7 (Forum Supporter)
lotusseven7 (Forum Supporter) HalfDork
5/9/21 8:43 a.m.

I have a 914 project that is getting ready for a rollcage. I also have a rotary to VW trans adapter and a rotary intake, so I guess I'm part way to a 914 "Outlaw" build eventually. I was really planning on doing a Subaru swap, but I guess I should consider rotary power at this point too. It's just time and money away from AWESOMENESS. A long way away.........

f1carguy New Reader
5/9/21 7:48 p.m.

You will be amazed how small the rotary is. I got my MGB with 13B cheep because the kid hooked up the oil cooler with 3/8" lines. That is a no, no. rotarys need lots of oil cooling because it does most of the cooling - not the water! And you can save a few lbs!

engine weights (

Mazda 13B race          242 

Porsche 914 1679cc      265     
Porsche 914 1980cc      311  

Drop on a turbo and you can double the HP without any internal mods!   

Appleseed MegaDork
5/9/21 10:45 p.m.

Loose the apex seals for even greater weight reduction.  laugh

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