Developed as a successor to the Porsche 356, the original Porsche 911 was introduced in 1963 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, quickly earning acclaim for its novel design, exceptional performance, and cutting-edge engineering. Refinished in its factory-specified shade of Polo Red over black upholstery, this classic short-wheelbase 1967 example is said to have undergone a complete engine rebuild in 2002 along with extensive service throughout September 2023. A lifelong California car that had been under the care of its third owner since 1976, this 911 is now being offered for auction accompanied by a host of documentation.
This 911 was reportedly refinished in its factory-specified shade of Polo Red under prior ownership. Details include chrome bumperettes, headlight bezels, horn grilles, mirrors, and window trim, along with gold-colored model lettering, front window vents, pop-put rear quarter windows, and recently refinished 15” slotted wheels with new period-correct chrome Porsche-crested hub caps and new Nexen SP-80 tires. The seller notes minor signs of paint touchups and that nearly all rubber gaskets were replaced within the last month. Additional images are provided in the gallery.
The cabin presents black leatherette upholstery with matching door panels, rear seats, and carpets contrasted with a tan headliner. An aftermarket radio and VDM steering wheel have been added, and the original steering wheel is said to accompany the sale. Other equipment includes aluminum dashboard trim, front lap belts, and VDO instrumentation. The seller notes some cracks on the dashboard.
Power is derived from an air-cooled 2.0-liter flat-six carbureted engine. As much as 130 HP is sent to the rear wheels through a 5-speed manual transmission. The seller states the engine was completely rebuilt in 2002 (approximately 6k miles ago) at a cost of over $12k including refurbished heads and carburetors, an upgraded ignition, and the installation of a new clutch, tie rods, ball joints, Bilstein shocks, washer pump, window regulator, starter, and speedometer cable. The seller states the condition of the transmission has led them to believe it was rebuilt, although no supporting documentation was found. Additional service items from the past month include a full fluid service, an engine valve adjustment with both upper and lower valve cover gaskets replaced, and the installation of a new Dansk muffler and mounting hardware.
This sale will include a clean title, owner’s manuals, a window sticker, sales literature, and a host of documentation. An image of the Kardex will be posted soon.
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