The 911 traces its roots to sketches drawn by Ferdinand “Butzi” Porsche in 1959. The Porsche 911 was developed as a more powerful, larger, more comfortable replacement for the Porsche 356, the company’s first model. The new car made its public debut at the 1963 Frankfurt Motor Show (German: Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung).] The car was developed with the proof-of-concept twin-fan Type 745 engine, and the car presented at the auto show had a non-operational mockup of the production single-fan 901 engine, receiving a working one in February 1964.
It originally was designated as the “Porsche 901” (901 being its internal project number). 82 cars were built as 901s. However, Peugeot protested on the grounds that in France it had exclusive rights to car names formed by three numbers with a zero in the middle. So, instead of selling the new model with another name in France, Porsche changed the name to 911. Internally, the cars’ part numbers carried on the prefix 901 for years.
This stunning very early 911 was delivered in September 1965 via the German Porsche agent Peter Max Mueller in Hanover. Recently the 911 has enjoyed a huge restoration and is presented in truly excellent order in all respects. The 911 is offered with a valuation report to support the overall condition of the car.
Finished in Ivory with the correct “Houndstooth” or “Pepita” interior, this is a truly first class example from the first year of 911 production.