A modern classic if ever there was one, Porsche’s long-running 911 arrived in 1964, replacing the 356. The latter’s rear-engined layout was retained, but the 911 switched to unitary construction for the body shell and dropped the 356’s VW-based suspension in favour of a more modern McPherson strut and trailing arm arrangement. In its first incarnation, Porsche’s single-overhead-camshaft, air-cooled flat six displaced 1,991cc and produced 130bhp; progressively enlarged and developed, it would eventually grow to more than 3 litres and, in turbo-charged form, put out well over 300 horsepower.
This all matching numbers 911, as confirmed by its Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, has been subject of an exceptionally high quality and complete restoration. Its history file is accompanied by a full German 30 page inspection report coving all body, interior and mechanical details. Every detail of the restoration has been focused on complying with its COA specifications. Its engine is the original 2.0L 901/05 96Kw 130PS, the gearbox is the original 902/01.
The vehicle comes with a very well documented history, having originally been purchased by Mr J D Drake 08th March 1967, followed by Mr K Sweeny 24th April 1977, Mr J Cooper 25th September 1978, Mr J Wurderlich 28th July 1981 and Mr B McCarty 21th August 1983. Included in the cars extensive history file are numerous invoices for work carried out on the vehicle dating back to the 70’s.
Amazingly we also have the original bill of sale for the car purchased in 1967 for $6845.26.
Finished in factory ivory white exterior code 6604 with red leatherette interior, this example represents a fantastic investment opportunity and with rapidly rising appreciation of the pre 1968 short wheel base 911’s this is an exceptional example for any collector.