Porsche. The German high-performance manufacturer has been in the business since 1931, and throughout its colorful history it has produced some of the best and most memorable performance vehicles, but none other embodies Porsche’s ethos as the Porsche Nine One One or 911. The 911 was introduced in 1964 as the Porsche 901 due to the name being trademarked by Peugeot, Porsche changed the name to 911. The first 911 was a 2+2-seater with a 2.0L flat-6 engine. The 911 is still in production and is currently on its 8th iteration. Now, what do you get when you shove a big and loud American V8 into a classic Porsche? Well, you'd get this 1973 Porsche 911 Targa top with a ZZ4 V8 engine swap and just 3,400 miles on the clock.
This particular 1973 Porsche 911 ZZ4 V8 swapped car is not for the faint of heart. To all intents and purposes, this looks nothing like a classic European car with an American V8. It comes decked out in a bright white paint. The front bumper has been painted to the body color while the rear bumper is sectioned and painted to body color as well. Ceramic coating has been applied to the headers while powder coating is available on the windshield trim, the roll bar & the roof section, and the turn signal bezels. Custom flared fenders for the front and rear, custom fabricated running boards, and custom brake cooling body vents are in place with body-color dual power side mirrors. The whale tail is also done in the body color and has an incorporated 3rd brake light. The interior features an all-leather interior, Cerullo bucket seats, custom carpeting, sound insulation from Dynamat, and a white dial Porsche instrument cluster. The A/C comes with a vintage compressor and vintage controls. A Kenwood AM/FM/CD player is in place along with six speakers, and tweeters on both doors. The car sits on a set of 17” Porsche OEM five-spoke wheels painted in silver.
To fit a Chevy ZZ4 V8 into this 1973 Porsche 911, a whole lot of work had to be done with some extra upgrades as well. Starting, a custom front-mounted aluminum radiator has been installed along with a lower air inlet and dual electric fans. The engine is host to aluminum heads, Holley 4 barrel carburetors, a polished aluminum intake manifold, and a polished aluminum dual input air cleaner. The front suspension has been upgraded while stopping power has also been upgraded with a 1987 Porsche Turbo all-wheel disc brakes and dual reservoir brake booster. This car comes with a long list of upgrades which is frankly too much to mention here but are available to be viewed and inspected.
1973 Model Year Porsche 911 Targa ZZ4 V8 Swap Painted front bumper Custom lower air inlet for radiator Powder coated turn signal bezels Custom front mounted aluminum radiator Dual electric fans Front mount Odyssey Battery Rear mounted ZZ4 350 cubic inch Chevrolet V8 Aluminum heads Holley 4 Barrel Carb Polished aluminum intake manifold Braided fuel lines Aluminum plug wire separators Polished aluminum dual input air cleaner Vintage Air A/C compressor D.U.I Distributor Custom ceramic coated headers Hi-torque starter Chrome oil pan Upgraded front suspension 1997 Porsche Turbo 4 wheel disc brakes Porsche 930 4 speed transaxle Dual reservoir brake booster Powder coated windshield trim Tinted glass Body color dual power side mirrors Custom flared fenders front and rear Custom fabricated running boards Custom brake cooling body vents Powder coated roll bar/ roof section Whale Tail spoiler with 3rd brake light built in Porsche air conditioning outlets White dial Porsche instrument cluster Vintage Air A/C control panel Sony MD/CD changer with AM/FM Sony MDX-62 changer in glove box Build in radar scanner Uniden Bearcat scanner 6 speakers and tweeters in both doors Amplified under passenger seat All leather interior Cerullo bucket seats Custom carpeting Dynamat sound insulation 17" Porsche wheels Michelin Pilot SX 250/50 R17 tires Custom stainless steel exhaust system Custom rear suspension Rear coil overs Custom gas tank Power antenna Fully carpeted bonnet Sectioned rear bumper in body color
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