LS-Swapped Porsche 911: Blasphemy Or Genius?3
There are more than a few great automotive rivalries. One of them is the Chevrolet Corvette and Porsche 911. So, what happens when you take LS power and plop it into the rear of a 1985 Porsche 911? One of the best cross-bred incarnations ever.
The vehicle is for sale by Motoexotica Classic Cars and is listed eBay at $9,100 currently. The reserve is hidden from buyers, but 21 people have bid on this Frankenstein of a Porsche. The car retains the original five-speed manual transmission, but boasts upgraded renegade dual braking system and Weber carburetor conversion. A 0-60 time is estimate in the four second range. We can only imagine how much fun it would be to kick this 911 around a few corners.
In terms of the aforementioned rivalry, look at the positives. You get classic Porsche engineering along with the slick original five-speed, and the power from a 5.7-liter Small Block V8. We think it will make for quite the conversation piece when you pop the rear open to expose the motor. That is, if a crowd doesn’t gather when they hear it pull in with a mismatching exhaust note from what they come to expect.
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There’s a shop outside of Cincinnati that specializes in LS conversions of Ferrari’s.
seems like a smart move- Lower maintenance, higher performance, lower prices. Only care purists disagree.
thats not a ls engine that is a cast iron 1986 to 1990 truck engine
This is not a wise move on any Air Cooled 911 right now as the prices are climbing fast on these model.
Best to keep it running with the air cooled engine and wait till the price get up more and sell it for a down payment on a C7.
The older non water cooled models are now gaining fast in value as people are afraid of the newer water cooled models as they age as they are so very expensive to repair or restore. The older cars are much easier to deal with and in some cases some of the special models have brought crazy prices. I just saw a early 70’s Carrera like a teacher at my School used to have around 1980 go for well over a million dollars.
Now while the later 80’s models may not bring that kind of money they could see 6 figures in 10-15 years based on what some experts expect.