Rod Emory has been getting creative of late with his usual muse, the 356, however he has now turned his hand to one of the most restored, resto-modded, modified, backdated, modernised, stripped out, hacked up, and desirable cars on the planet: the Porsche 911.
Not just any old 911 mind you, this is a short wheelbase model from 1968 and got the full Emory treatment as a one-time commission for a special client.
Inspiration comes from the Porsche 908-010 K, the K—”Kurzheck” translating o short-tail. The prototype raced at Spa in 1968 with Vic Elford and Jochen Neerpasch at the helm but met with a telegraph pole during the race. It wasn’t until decades later that it would see the light of day, restored and revered.
Emory’s homage seeps through in the details most noticeably in the paintwork with its yellow nose standing proud. Powering the 911 is a 2.5-litre twin-plug flat-six engine generates 190 horsepower mated to a 901 five-speed transmission, eventually getting pulled up with a set of 911 S alloy calipers with custom rotors.
Inside, Spanish Red Veltex seat covers and MOMO 5-point competition harnesses scream race car matched to a MOMO Prototipo steering wheel and gear knob. The usual lightweight 911 go-to mods are also here such as door panels and pulls but with the addition of a removable roll bar.
Somehow, despite so many 911s having gone through some sort of resto mod, Emory’s 911K is different, almost as if a master craftsman has been at work…