1968 Porsche 911S
|Odometer reading||28,865 miles|
|Estimate||£120,000 - £150,000|
- Genuine UK supplied righthand drive example
- Restored to a very high standard
- A matching numbers car
Introduced at the 1963 Frankfurt Auto Show, Porsche’s all-new 911 drew instant acclaim. Like its predecessor, the long-running 356, it had a rear-mounted air-cooled ‘boxer’ engine, but where the 356 had four cylinders the 911S offered six, with single overhead camshafts and a displacement of 1,991cc. The engine produced 130bhp and a five-speed transmission was standard. Styling, reminiscent of the 356 but with up-to-date cues, was by Ferdinand ‘Butzi’ Porsche, grandson of the founder Ferdinand Porsche. In 1966, a performance model 911S was added to the line. Its engine had the same displacement as the 911, but had higher compression and was fed by twin Weber carburettors. The 911S delivered an impressive 180bhp. While the 356 was notable for its longevity in the marketplace, the 911 has proved nearly immortal.
This superb example has been restored to a very high standard by an exceedingly capable and fastidious vendor. Having purchased the car a number of years ago after she was left on a farm, the car was totally stripped and the body sent away for specialist repair. Fortuitously the vendor managed to locate the original engine and fully rebuilt the unit. The gearbox was also rebuilt at the same time and the electrics were completely overhauled. Brakes, suspension, steering and tyres were all replaced. The significant history folder confirms that virtually every nut and bolt on this 911S has been removed, cleaned, refitted or replaced. Finished in the correct colour of Bahama Yellow as confirmed by the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, this is a genuine UK supplied righthand drive example. We are advised the car runs and drives well although very few miles have been travelled since the restoration programme. Over the past 50 years few sports cars have proved as versatile as Porsche's perennial 911, it is difficult to find early example Porsches and even more difficult to find one in this condition.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.