LS1 + 911 = ????

A friend of mine had this link up on Facebook, and it leaves me confused. I mean, I like it, but at the same put WHAT in a Porsche!?!

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Up for sale is my 1999 Porsche 911 Carrera (C2) with an LS1 engine
128xxx miles
6 speed manual transmission

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The reason I swapped the LS1 into my 911 is for reliability over the issue-plagued M96 engine. The LS1 weighs less than the M96, makes about 100ft-lb of torque and about 50 horsepower more than the M96 in stock form.

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Currently, the 911 makes about the same horsepower as a new 911 and more torque than a new GT3. The 911 also weighs in near 2800lbs, so the power-to-weight ratio is far better than stock.

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I built this car with the intent to have a reliable daily driver 911 and I have driven over 3000 miles since the swap was completed It is one of the most fun cars I have ever driven, every time I get in the car I have a smile on my face.

The alignment was set up with no power steering in mind, so the steering is direct and comfortable. I average about 20mpg city/highway and 22-25mpg highway.

My friends who have driven the 911 love it. The 911 draws a lot of attention and many people comment on how it doesn't sound like a Porsche. Everyone seems to love the car. Whenever the engine cover is popped, there is a crowd.

In its current state, the 911 is plenty powerful. However, swapping to a bigger camshaft and aftermarket valve train for a few hundred dollars will put this car in the power levels of modified 911 turbos and well beyond the power levels of GT3's. So it can be left as-is, or modified to be a monster for very little money and effort.

Factory Options:
Black Leather interior
Carbon Fiber interior, shift knob, e-brake handle, and door sills
Cruise control
HID headlights
Power seats

Engine — 2001 LS1
New OEM GM parts installed on engine:
- LS6 intake manifold — new gaskets
- MAP sensor gasket
- Valve cover gaskets
- Valve cover bolts
- Oil pan gasket
- Rear main seal & front main seal
- Front cover gasket
- LS2 timing chain
- LS6 oil pump
- LS3 water pump
New Non-GM parts
- Spark plug wires
- NGK spark plugs
- Accessory belt

Swap Details:
Renegade Hybrids 996 LS1 Conversion kit
- Engine mount
- Engine/transmission adapter
- Flywheel, clutch & pilot bearing
- Oil pressure sensor adapter
Aluminum .75" water pump spacers
Custom cooling lines to OEM Porsche system
C5 Corvette fuel filter/regulator
Custom exhaust (LOUD)
PSI wiring harness

Miscellaneous Modifications:
996 Turbo wide body wheels (18x8 ET50 & 18x11 ET45)
Brand New Sumitumo tires (225/40R18 & 295/30R18)
Brand New K-Sport coilovers
iPod hook up to factory stereo
Rear seat delete
A/C delete
Power steering delete
Bosch Icon wiper blades (new)
Front license plate delete plugs
Rear bumperette deletes with carbon fiber inserts

Flushed brake lines & clutch with new fluid
Drain & Fill transmission fluid
Oil change
Coolant drain & fill
Clean front radiators
New OEM Porsche parts
- Slave cylinder
- Cabin air filter
- Sway bar bushings (front & rear)
- Rear cross-member bushings
- Transmission reverse light sensor
- Oil Pressure Sensor

The car is in good condition for its age. But it is not perfect; it has rock chips on the front, scratch on the front bumper, minor scratches on the right rear fender, small dent on the trunk, and needs to be detailed. Overall, I estimate it's 8/10 for a car of this age. A professional detailer could easily clean up the exterior to look almost new. But this is a driver's car, one that you can daily drive or take to the track and not worry about a scuff

The interior looks like it has nowhere near 128k miles or 14 years old. The leather on the seats and steering wheel is in good condition. Carpet is in very good condition. All switchgear is in very good condition. All plastics are in very good condition. Dashboard is in very good condition.

The bad:
1. Exhaust gasket leak at the manifold on the right bank. Simple and cheap repair.
2. Center console hinge broken
3. Remote key fobs don't work

The swap is documented on
If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Asking Price: $25,000
No Trades

Original Craigslist ad and more pics here.

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