This Emory Porsche 911K is a bit special

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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.

The inspiration for the 911K, the 908-010 K

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…

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