Now available for auction is this 1968 Porsche 911L SWB presented in Silver Metallic over a custom Black leatherette interior with Houndstooth upholstered seats. Completed on the Porsche assembly line on October 26th, 1968, this short wheelbase 911L is one of only 449 examples built for the U.S. market. With some tasteful driver-oriented upgrades including Carrera chain tensioners, a sport exhaust system with SSI heat exchangers and new Koni shocks, this 911L is sure to satisfy an air-cooled driving enthusiast. Having undergone some considerable maintenance items within the last 500 miles including a full rebuild of the original 902/1 gearbox, this 911L is said to remain in exceptional driving condition while currently residing with its seller in Tennessee.
This 911L is said to have been completely refinished in Silver Metallic under previous ownership in 2006. The original color of the car is noted to have been Blood Orange and the seller indicates the finish to be in great shape. The lower corner of the passenger side fender was blended in 2013 for cosmetic purposes and the underside of the car is stated to be free of rust, although some minor damage can be seen on the tub toward the front passenger side. New H4 headlights were installed recently and this 911 retains its factory equipped Golde electric sunroof and pop-out rear quarter windows. Custom Porsche side graphics have been installed along with professionally refinished 5.5x15” Fuchs wheels dressed in period-correct Vredestein tires.
Inside, the Black leatherette interior has been customized with Houndstooth upholstered GTS classics seats, a 917-style shift knob and rear seat delete storage box. The wood steering wheel has been restored and the speedometer was rebuilt by North Hollywood. A Becker radio is installed, and the seller confirms all gauges and accessories to be working properly except for the clock. The factory Recaro seats with matching Elephant Hide upholstery will also be included with the sale.
This early 911 is equipped with an air cooled 2.0 L flat-six engine which is paired with the original number’s matching 902/1 4-speed manual gearbox. The engine is a non-matching 901/14 but period-correct and only 219 units off from the original engine number listed on the COA. Performance upgrades installed on this 911 include Carrera chain tensioners, an aftermarket sport muffler, SSI heat exchangers, PermaTune CDI ignition, Turbo tie rods and new Koni shocks. Some noteworthy service items have also been performed recently including the following:
Many older maintenance items are also included in the service records and the seller indicates this 911L to be in great running order.
This sale will be accompanied by a set of 2 keys, the original doorjamb paint code sticker, a jack and spare tire, a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, extensive documentation and service records dating back to the 1980’s and the original Recaro seats. If you are looking for an early driver-oriented Porsche 911, this lightly modified 911L SWB is certainly worth consideration.