1968 Porsche 911 2.2L

Now available for auction is this modified 1968 Porsche 911 coupe finished in Light Ivory and orange over a custom black interior.  Complementing its vintage racing inspired looks, this 1968 example has been upgraded with a later model 911 S 5-speed manual transmission mated to a rebuilt 911 S flat-six engine featuring Mahle 2.2L pistons.  Showcasing driver-oriented performance upgrades and custom styling, this beautifully executed 911 is now being offered by its seller in New York with approximately 10k miles showing on the odometer.

This 911 has been professionally refinished in Light Ivory with a contrasting Orange hood and decklid as well as a #68 racing livery.  The finish is noted to be in excellent condition with a few chips and some minor road-going wear (detailed images are provided in the photo gallery).  Visual modifications include an antenna and rocker panel trim delete, H-4 European headlamps and a single driver-side Durant mirror.  This 911 rides on Performance Superlite 15×7” wheels with a spare Lemerz 5.5” steel wheel date stamped from 1969 also accompanying the sale.

Inside, the cabin has been kept in very nice condition and modified with RS-style black leatherette door panels as well as reupholstered Scheel Model 100 sport seats sourced from a BMW 3.0 CSL.  New German carpeting has also been installed along with a new headliner, two-tone Coco floormats and vintage Porsche 3-point racing belts.  Other noteworthy details include a Momo steering wheel and Heuer lap timers which were refurbished by North Hollywood Speedometer along with the rest of the instrument gauges.  The radio and cigarette lighter have been deleted and there is no air conditioning, however, all other gauges and accessories remain fully functional.  

This 911 is powered by a rebuilt 1969 911 S flat-six engine which is mated to a 5-speed 901 manual transmission sourced from a 1971 911 S.  The engine has been upgraded with 2.2L Mahle pistons, a custom camshaft, Weber 40 carburetors and PMO intake manifolds.  Other modifications include:

  • SSI Heat Exchangers
  • Sport Exhaust
  • WEVO Engine and Transmission Mounts
  • 911R Oil Breather Catch Tank
  • Turbo Lower Valve Covers
  • K&N Watershield Air Cleaners
  • 911 S Brakes
  • Stainless Steel Brake Lines
  • Dual Circuit Master Cylinder
  • Bump Steer Kit
  • Koni Classic Sport Shocks

A newer voltage regulator, battery, ignition wires and plugs have been installed and the distributor pickup and 3-pin CDI were also rebuilt.  Said to have been diligently maintained with a major service carried out in 2015 within the last 5k miles, this 911 is said to be in excellent driving condition.

The sale of this one of a kind 911 will include a set of two keys and a spare tire.  If you crave visceral air-cooled performance, this uncompromising 1968 911 makes the perfect choice.

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $67,000
  • Auction End: Sept. 8, 2020, 3:26 p.m.
  • Number of Bids: 42
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Comments (64)

  • DriverM (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Thanks to all and CONGRATULATIONS to TRracer. Thanks to PCARMARKET.........Well done...

  • TRracer 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Sold for $67,000

  • TRracer 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $67,000

  • cpr4500 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $66,000

  • TRracer 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $65,250

  • cpr4500 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $64,000

  • TRracer 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $63,500

  • cpr4500 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $62,000

  • TRracer 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $60,000

  • cpr4500 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $58,500

  • Falky 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $57,000

  • cpr4500 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $56,000

  • BkStoric 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $55,000

  • stigsboss12 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $52,500

  • Falky 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $51,000

  • DriverM (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @Falky I wish I had more time. I will take a look when I can get to my warehouse but there is only 3 hours left to the auction.........I'll do my best. As far as leak down goes, those are the results from a leak down a few years ago but the car has been driven less than a thousand miles since.

  • Falky (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Car presents well. Few questions before we bid higher.
    Please give us the tire age.
    Shots of left and right sides appears to show that the front wheels (Pics 17/18) seem to measure differently within the fender cavity. Passenger side seems tighter than the driver side. Is that the steering, body or camber? Can you measure it with the wheels dead straight.
    Rear bumper also shows one side very clean and the passenger side back an inch or so.
    18 PSI difference between 1 and 2 showing the same leak down % is that correct?

  • jpnorthwood 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @Falky I purchased as a non-running project from Gary Wigglesworth’s old shop, Translog, which was located in York, PA. Had super early 1965 2.0L/trans installed back then. Was already painted ivory from original dark green metallic (from memory) and I think it was originally a sportomatic. I pretty much disassembled and reconfigured/rebuilt to what I wanted it to be at my old shop in New Smyrna Beach, FL.

  • DrBrian 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $50,000

  • Falky (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @jpnorthwood Was the colour combo the same when you built this 15 years ago?
    Where in the states was it built?

  • bretster 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $48,000

  • DriverM (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @DriverM I meant an ! and not a ? It was a statement and not a question. Sorry.

  • DriverM (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @markevo30 SURE!! I like the British! ?

  • markevo30 (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @DrivermM are you ok with selling to a UK based buyer?

  • Falky 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $47,250

  • bretster 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $47,000

  • DrBrian 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $46,000

  • DriverM (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @bretster Yes it does.

  • CTLLC 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $45,000

  • DrBrian 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $43,000

  • bretster (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Does this car have a functioning horn? I ask only because it is a requirement for annual inspection in VA. Thanks.

  • bretster 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $42,000

  • Falky 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $41,250

  • DrBrian 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $41,000

  • bretster 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $40,000

  • Jordanpryce 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @jpnorthwood Well done on the build! I don't want to detract from the topic at hand, I'm sending you an email with the info on the 944.

  • jpnorthwood 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @Jordanpryce I was the guy who built this ‘68 Hot rod approx 15 years ago... miss it.

    Old news. Would like to know more about your S2.

  • Jordanpryce 1 month, 2 weeksago

    I built a very similar 68 hot rod which I regrettably sold a few years ago. If I can free up a space in my garage (anyone looking for a 2,000 mile 944S2?) I'll be a bidder.

  • DrBrian 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $39,000

  • Falky 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $38,000

  • DrBrian 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $37,000

  • Falky 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $36,000

  • TRracer 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $35,000

  • CJWRacing33 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $34,257

  • DriverM (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Here are the test results from the last leak down.......


    Cylinder #1 – 132 psi, 6% leakdown
    Cylinder #2 – 150 psi, 6% leakdown
    Cylinder #3 – 140 psi, 6% leakdown
    Cylinder #4 – 137 psi, 5% leakdown
    Cylinder #6 – 142 psi, 6% leakdown

  • DriverM (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @TRracer I will post leak down results from a few thousand miles ago. I will have to check the records to confirm if the tensioner were done. Will advise.

  • DrBrian 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $34,000

  • Mackinas 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $32,911

  • TRracer (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Do you have compression / leak down tests for the motor? Were chain tensioners handled during build?

  • DrBrian 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $30,000

  • DrBrian 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $27,500

  • Fastauto 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $25,000

  • DrBrian 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $20,000

  • vintageguru 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $17,500

  • DrBrian 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $17,000

  • DriverM (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @scuderia Agreed..........Easy fix.

  • scuderia (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @DriverM Tempted to buy it just to pull down the video :) GLWS really stunning build. Only other suggestion is to replace the steering wheel screws, if they aren't rusted they look it.

  • Fastauto 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $15,000

  • DrBrian 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $12,000

  • Fastauto 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $10,000

  • efexforever 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $5,000

  • DriverM (seller) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    @scuderia Working on a new voice over. He does not come with the car so you are in luck! :-)

  • scuderia (registered bidder) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    What a gorgeous car. Video narrator needs to fine another line of work, excruciatingly painful to listen to.

  • the_watson (registered bidder) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Very nice!

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1968 Porsche 911 2.2L
Final bid: $67,000 This auction has ended.