We are pleased to present this 1965 Porsche 911 finished in Irish Green over a black leatherette interior. Marking the first full production year of the Porsche 911, this early number’s matching Coupe is one of only 235 examples produced for 1965. Utilizing new-old-stock Porsche replacement parts, this 911 has undergone some considerable cosmetic refurbishment as well as a recent full interior restoration. This 911 was also recently subjected to a full mechanical service in order to bring it up to top running condition. Showing just over 45k miles on the odometer and offered with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, this rare and finely restored 1965 Coupe makes the perfect addition to any collection.
This 911 is said to have been completely refinished in its original specified color of Irish Green during previous ownership. The the seller indicates the front trunk pan was replaced to exacting factory standards last year. During this time, half of the car was also professionally blended to provide for a high-quality finish. The exterior trim has been restored and this 911 is said to present beautifully (a collection of detailed images is provided in the photo gallery). This early 1965 example can be identified by its gold colored 911 rear model designation which is mounted at an angle next to the “PORSCHE” lettering. This 911 rides on its original steel wheels with chrome center caps and period correct Vredestein Sprint Classic tires.
The cabin has been recently fully restored in its correct black leatherette upholstery. Details include basket-weave leatherette seats, new salt and pepper lightweight carpeting, black door panels and distinctive dashboard trim in a natural wood finish. This 911 retains its early-style green-faced instruments, a four-spoke sports steering wheel, the original headliner and a period-correct AMCO walnut shift knob. The seller confirms all gauges and accessories to be working properly.
This 911 carries its original air cooled 2.0 L flat-six engine which is equipped with dual Weber triple choke 40 ID carburetors. 130 HP is delivered to the rear wheels by way of a number’s matching Type 901 5-speed manual transmission. The engine is said to have been fully rebuilt under previous ownership about 10 years ago, and the seller notes that a recent full service was performed to bring the car up to excellent driving standards.
The sale of this highly sought after 1965 911 will include one key and some restoration records. For any dedicated Porsche collector, this early model 911 represents a very special opportunity.