Lot 259 - 1968 13028 911
|Odometer reading||74,564 miles|
|Estimate||£42,000 - £48,000|
|Result||Sold - £46,480|
The Porsche 911 is the flagship of the German manufacturer. It has a distinctive design, rear-engined, with independent rear suspension, an evolution of the swing axle on the Porsche 356. Since its introduction in 1963, the 911 has undergone continuous development although the basic concept has remained little changed. Throughout its lifetime, the 911 has been modified by private teams and by the factory itself for racing, rallying and other forms of competition and is among the most successful competition cars ever. The earliest edition of the 911 had a flat six engine in the 'boxer' configuration, similar to the 356, air-cooled, rear-mounted and displaced 1991cc. It was mated to a four or five-speed manual 'Type 901' gearbox. The car had four seats although, as the rear seats were quite small, the car is usually referred to as a 2+2 rather than a four-seater. Styling was largely by Ferdinand 'Butzi' Porsche, son of Ferdinand 'Ferry' Porsche, although Erwin Komenda, who was the leader of the Porsche car body construction department, was also involved in the design.
This stunning example was originally of Californian origin and was imported into the UK a number of years ago. Restored by the current vendor to a very high standard, this fine example should whet the appetite of any serious Porsche collector. Mechanically, we are advised BAN 540G drives as she should with a sharp responsive throttle action, smooth gearchange and good handling. Cosmetically she has had considerable work carried out thus resulting in beautiful straight bodywork with excellent panel fit and outstanding paintwork finish in Bordeaux. The interior trim, in tan, has been kept as original as possible and presents in fine order, taking into account this Porsche is 45 years old. Supplied with a V5 registration document and a full year's MoT test certificate together with the original driver's manual and service books, this is, without doubt, one of the finest 911's we have seen for some time.
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