Lot 218 - 1968 Porsche 911 L

Lot 218 - 1968 Porsche 911 L

Lot 218 - 1968 Porsche 911 L

Lot Number 218
Registration WGU 514F
Chassis Number 11805422
Engine Number 3281475
Odometer reading 436 miles
Estimate £85,000 - £105,000
  • 436 Miles since complete nut and bolt restoration
  • One of just 499 examples

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 911 offered six. Styling, reminiscent of the 356 but with up-to-date cues, was by Ferdinand ‘Butzi’ Porsche, grandson of the founder Ferdinand Porsche. While the 356 was notable for its longevity in the marketplace, the 911 has proved nearly immortal.

We are very pleased to present for sale this superb, fully restored example of the very rare, one year only 911 L. Limited to just 499 examples, built in 1968 specifically for the US market, these cars are now very collectible. Featuring a 2.0 litre flat-six engine, producing 130hp and a top speed of 131mph. This model was the most expensive Porsche in the American market and became an immediate success and instantly collectible as a one year only production model. Having just been through an incredibly comprehensive bare metal restoration, this particular example, presented in its original colour combination of dark green metallic paint with brown leatherette interior is now just about as close to a brand new car as you can get. It has been restored to its exact factory specification and now looks and drives as though it has just rolled out of the Porsche showroom in 1968. A rare matching numbers example, as confirmed by the Certificate of Authenticity, this 911 (11805422) was completed on 17th of July 1968 and was sold by the Porsche Centre Southwest in San Antonio, Texas, USA. The car was imported to the UK in 2017 and the restoration process began. Completely stripped back to a bare shell and repaired on a Celette jig to ensure it was completely straight, the car was then fastidiously rebuilt with every single component either refurbished or replaced, including a full engine and gearbox rebuild. There are almost 300 photos on file documenting every stage of the whole process and over £45,000 worth of invoices on file for parts alone! Supplied with V5 registration document, Certificate of Authenticity, copies of the US title, large folder of invoices and the original toolkit. This is a very rare opportunity to acquire a beautifully restored early Porsche 911 with all the hard work completed that would complement any collection and could not be replicated for the asking price. Viewing is highly recommended.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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