1968 Porsche 911L 5-Speed

Now available for auction is this fully restored 1968 Porsche 911L finished in Tangerine over a black leather interior.  With the introduction of the 911T as the new entry-level model in 1968, the normal 911 was renamed 911L for “Lux”.  As the 911S was not offered in the U.S. at the time, the 911L became the top range model available for the U.S. market.  This 911L is believed to retain its numbers matching drivetrain and was completely restored under previous ownership by the specialists at CPR Classic in California.  It made an appearance at Monterey Car Week where it was personally signed by Dr. Wolfgang Porsche at the premier event hosted at The Quail Lodge.  Produced for one year only, this rare and beautifully presented 911L is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Florida.

During the restoration, this 911L was completely disassembled and refinished in its originally specified color of Tangerine (6809).  Exterior details include chrome-plated bumper guards with rubber pads, chrome-plated horn grilles, gold-colored Porsche lettering, a single driver’s side mirror, and pop-out rear quarter windows.  Additional images of the exterior and undercarriage are provided in the photo gallery.  A signature from Dr. Wolfgang Porsche can be seen on the passenger side of the front windshield cowl. This 911L rides on 15” Fuchs wheels dressed in period-style Vredestein Sprint Classic tires.

Inside, the cabin has been completely restored to its original appearance with correct black leather upholstery, beige headliner, and dark grey carpeting.  The 5-digit odometer currently reads just over 1,200 miles, of which the seller reports less than 700 were added since the restoration.

This 911L is said to carry its original 2.0L flat-six carbureted engine which features an aluminum sand-cast case and was fully rebuilt by CPR Classics during the restoration.  Approximately 130 HP is delivered to the rear wheels through a non-original 5-speed manual gearbox.  The 911L utilizes an 11mm front anti-roll bar along with the ventilated disc brakes of the 911S.  All mechanical systems were completely gone through and sorted during the restoration and an upgraded Dansk muffler was installed along with Koni shock absorbers.  Restoration and service documents are said to accompany the sale and there are no outstanding maintenance items reported at this time.

This sale will include a collection of records, a toolkit, and a clean title. A beautifully restored example of one of the rarest and most desirable short wheelbase 911's, this 1968 911L would make a perfect addition to any world-class Porsche collection.

Auction Results

  • Highest Bid: $84,500
  • Auction End: 2021-06-22 19:21:05+00:00
  • Number of Bids: 7
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Comments (21)

  • amack 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $84,500

  • RudyP 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $83,000

  • amack 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $81,000

  • RudyP 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $78,000

  • amack 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $75,000

  • PCARMARKET 1 month, 2 weeksago

    The listing description has been updated to show this as a non-original 5-speed manual gearbox.

  • RudyP 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $68,911

  • PCARMARKET 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Additional content has been added to the listing page.

  • AbreuMotors (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    I just sent a short video to Pcar.

  • opener (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    My first 911 was a 5 spd L in polo red. This beautiful car brings back a lot of great memories.My memory of the L which I refreshed with some photos I had of my car is that the US L had the S trim with the full rocker covers and the heavy bumper moldings. Also the US cars had the dreaded air pump(GM Corvair) and the side marker lights. I also thought that the L had the S alloy brake calipers and 5.5 x 15 Fuchs wheels. Some but certainly not all Ls were Sportomatic.

  • AbreuMotors (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @utopify Absolutely. You are correct. I placed the photos for upload.

  • AbreuMotors (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    I sent all photos to PCar.

  • AbreuMotors (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Finally, found the folder with all information. I will post photos. Including an original bill of sale in 1972, Europe. Original Kardex as well.

  • utopify (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Thank you @AbreuMotors for the reply. It may make sense that this car was originally a sportomatic car, converted to five speed with a 912 5-speed at some point in it's life, which would explain the mis-matched transmission. Also, the "318xxxx" motors are a 901/07 power plant, indicating also that the engine is from a sportomatic car (if indeed the motor number is on the coa/kardex). All aside, an absolute stunner of a car and beautifully restored.

  • AbreuMotors (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @utopify Correct. The gearbox 902/1 and serial number 234919 is not the matching gearbox for this vehicle. I have asked Pcar to make the proper modifications. In addition, the vin number "11810226" is correct for a euro-market 911L. The engine number is 3180066. I took all requested photos; they should be uploaded before long. Unfortunately, I was not able to make a video today. I will make a video tomorrow morning. Thank you in advance.

  • AbreuMotors (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @super90 Hello, sorry for the delay today. Extremely busy here today. I sent the photos with the serial numbers to PCar to upload. I took a good photo of the tool kit as well. The proper 6809 color code plate is correct on the door. I do not have the Kardex or COA. I have applied for a COA. I have asked PCar to make the modifications on the listing in regards the COA and transmission number.

  • utopify (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Also looking forward to clarification on the numbers. The vin as indicated "11810226" indicates a euro-market 911L (As US markets came 1180XXXX). Second, the transmission number in photo 41 indicates 902/1 vs. 902/01, with a serial number (photo 40) of 234919. This transmission corresponds to a 67 912, 5 speed, as the correct transmission would be 328XXXX. Source: Porsche Technical Specifications booklet, W 392. Pages 12, 62-63.

  • utopify (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    I have the sister car to this, identical in every option. I could be mistaken, but the interior is a one-year only "elephant hide" interior, which is a black vinyl material as you can see on the door cards and dash. The tool kit should also be elephant hide. Leather, I don't think is correctly identified, but I could be wrong. Also, based on the vin, there was a cut-off in November of 67 on the split deck lid - but those details will be forthcoming in the requested updates. Beautiful car - good luck!!

  • geoque 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $60,000

  • AbreuMotors (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @super90 Good morning. I am planning on getting these done today.

  • super90 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Nice looking car, but a picture of the VIN actually on the car, plus a picture of the engine number on the engine and the transaxle number stamped on the transaxle would be nice for a car reported to be matching numbers. The VIN is not visible on the diver's door frame tag. The correct 6809 code for tangerine is visible on that tag. Is this a replacement tag? In addition, a picture of the COA and ideally the Kardex are needed. is this an original tool kit, and can you provide a picture of the tool kit open for us to be able to see the tools in it? How about a cold start and driving video as well?

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1968 Porsche 911L 5-Speed
Final bid: $84,500 This auction has ended.