Lot 290 - 1966 Porsche 911 Coupé
|Odometer reading||45,390 km|
|Estimate||£80,000 - £95,000|
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.
Presented in superb condition throughout, this increasingly rare 911 Porsche coupé is shown in its original colour scheme of 6606 or 'Irish Green'. A confirmed matching number car, as shown on the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, it was built in 1966 for the production year, 1967 and supplied originally to Germany before being taken to California where it then had three further owners. It was then bought to the UK by the vendor in 2014 and passed to market leaders, Frances Tuthill Ltd, in April that year for a full service and inspection with all remedial work completed and fully documented and invoiced.
The history file contains many further documents and invoices to support the care this car has obviously enjoyed over the years and represents a short period during Porches history where this was the only model available.
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