1972 Porsche 911 -Finley

in Sharon Springs, New York


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The Finley Story

This Porsche 911t was a 2.5 year complete nut and bolt build to make it quite possibly the fastest and best handling long hood Porsche in existence that still looks like a classic 1972 Porsche Long Hood (on the exterior). This Porsche 911 named Finley is a Porsche RS model inspired build. It has new modern parts from late model Porsche GT3, 996 Twin Turbo and Porsche 930. The goal was to keep the narrow body but build a 911 that was blazingly fast and confidence inspiring.

Starting with the model year, a 1972 Porsche 911 is rare for two reasons.

It’s the highly desirable long hood model which was only built between 1969 and 1973.
1972 was the only year Porsche put an external oil filler cap on the passenger side which makes it very desirable and brings a premium price.

There are several builders backdating late model Porsches to look like an early model Long Hood model. The goal of this build was to take an original 1972 Porsche 911 Long Hood and forward date the engine, transmission and suspension to a late model Porsche and keep the original classic look that everyone is trying to achieve. I think Finley achieved this goal!

Finley the 1972 911 was placed on the dynamometer and turned 180mph at 8,000rpm…redline is 10,000 rpm. This Leaf Green 1972 Porsche 911 is known as a “Sleeper” since the horsepower, acceleration and handling is that of a race car but can be driven to the grocery story or on a long trip.

This 1972 Porsche 911 was dipped for paint removal 2.5 years ago and the build started piece by piece with countless hours of securing the best builders, parts and choosing an exterior color and interior design that would ensure it would be a one of a kind design that remains classic The exterior color is Porsche Leaf Green which is a rare color and a color you have to see in person since it’s beautiful, unique and rare. People stop and look when Finley drives by and they are always sure to give a thumbs up. When stopped people go out of their way to ask questions and ask if they can take pictures…it draws a crowd.

The seats and door panels are cognac brown smooth and braided weave leather. The headliner is cappuccino light tan perforated leather and was all supplied from Spinneybeck Leather. The custom made carpet is 100% wool German Squareweave. The custom made seats were designed to hold the driver and passenger as they carve the canyons and are not only unique but very comfortable. The windows are power and the shifter is a WEVO so it ensures precise gear changes of the newly built and modified 915 5 speed manual transmission. Total labor and material cost for the interior was $34,411.

The engine was designed for canyon carving at speed and city driving so you can unleash your hooligan side at will and be civilized when going out to dinner. The engine and transmission was professionally built by Supertec Performance in California for a cost of $80,469.00 and the specs are extensive.

Engine Core Long Block 3.0:
Engine core long block 3.0 was built to a 2.8L High Performance Engine Twin Plug
95mm 10 to 1 Compression CP Pistons (thermal and dry film coated)
Nikasil Plated Mahle Cylinders 95mm
3.0 911 SC Aluminum Case Core
Billet Super Crank (custom manufactured) 66mm stroke (4.2k)
Dougherty Racing Billet Camshafts (DC60-62 102 LC)
Big Port 911 SC Cylinder Heads
Supertec Head Studs
AASCO Valve Springs
Titanium Valve Retainer
GT3 Main Bearings
Clevite Rod Bearings
Intermidiate Shaft Bearings
996 Twin Turbo Oil Pump
Comp Timing Chains and Ramps
Supertec Tensioner Arms
Carrera Chain Tensioners
GT3 Pankl Ti Rods and ARP Bolts (3K) Rockers and Shafts
Adjustable Forged Rockers
Complete Engine Balance Valve Job with Silicon/Bronze Guides
40mm Intake Ports 38mm Exhaust
Custom Plug Wires
Custom Machine Turbo Valve Covers
Custom MFI System
40mmx41.5 with 50mm Velocity Stacks, Custom Pump Nylon 11 Fuel Lines
Supertec Cold Start Device
High Butterfly Upgrade
GEN III Twin Plug Distributor
Burnham Performance Sump Cover
Shuffle Pin Case
RSR Lightweight Flywheel
Sachs Sport Clutch
Amber Fan Shroud and Perimeter Tin 228 Fan and Housing
Elephant Racing Finned Oil Lines
Fender Mount Widemouth Carrera Oil Cooler Kit
911 Semi Solid Engine/Trans Mounts
Stainless Steel Headers
Sport Muffler

Transmission 915 5 Speed Manual:
RSR Transmission Oil Pump with Spray Bar and Nose Cone
Porsche 930 Output Flanges
Wrightwood Racing Gasket Set
Billet Side Cover
Brake band, blocks and stops
Porsche 930 Trailing Arms w/ Stub Axles
WEVO 915 Gateshift Kit

Suspension, Wheels and Braking:
930 Turbo Tie Rod Ends

935 Suspension Kit Coilover Suspension
Swaybar and Drop Link Porsche RSR 20mm
RSR Rear Shock Tower Reinforcement
Eiback Coil Springs 8"x2.25 x 200 lb rate
Hyperco 2.25 Zero Rate Helper Spring
Racing RSR Strut Valving 220/100
Front Coil Over Hats w/ Thrust Bearing
Original Alloy Fuchs R 15x7"
Pirelli Tires CN36 215/60
Rothsport 930 Brake Kit

Gauges Built by North Hollywood Speed and Clock:
RSR Gauges modified to work with modern ignition system and electronic speedometer
180mph conversion
10,000k RPM no redline
Temp/Pressure Replace to 10 Bar 300c
Internal LED Strips with Dimmer Control

Final Specs on Finley the 1972 911:
Weight is 1,760 lbs which is over a savings of 500 lbs
911R 100L Fuel Tank
75 Amp Alternator
Battery Relocation to Smugglers Box
Retrofit to Modern Fuse Panel
Max Rpm 10,000k and original was 6,400
302 hp which original was 140hp
Top Speed 200+ mph


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