DT: 1967 Porsche 911 Coupe

Up for auction is this 1967 Porsche 911 Coupe finished in Black over a black interior.  Purchased by its seller earlier in 2020, this 1967 example is believed to have been formerly owned in California before eventually making its way up to Buffalo, New York.  Under previous ownership, this 911 was repainted in Black and fitted with a correct-type 2.0 L flat-six engine that is said to have been rebuilt approximately 4 years ago by a certified Porsche technician.  Having undergone a considerable amount of refurbishment in the last several months including the recent rebuilding of the Weber carburetors, this classic 1967 911 is now being offered by its seller in Rhode Island while showing approximately 87k miles on the 5-digit odometer.

This 911 was previously refinished in Black from its original factory color of Bahama Yellow.  The paint is said to be in excellent overall condition with some minor road-going wear as well as some surface bubbles on the left front fender (detailed images are provided in the photo gallery).  The exterior brightwork was refinished in black, the brake calipers were refinished in blue, a 911S-type front bumper was installed, and correct side-view mirrors were installed by the seller. The factory Fuchs wheels are said to be dressed in nearly brand-new Dunlop tires.

Inside, the cabin is said to be in very good condition.  The driver’s seat bottom was recently replaced and an aftermarket 3-spoke steering wheel has been installed along with an aftermarket radio, and Pioneer speakers behind the rear seats.

During previous ownership, a correct replacement 2.0 L flat-six engine was installed which is reported to have been rebuilt by a certified Porsche technician within the last 4 years.  A factory 4-speed manual gearbox drives the rear wheels and the Weber 40 carburetors have been freshly restored.  A solid-state ignition system has been added along with an aftermarket quad-tip exhaust, and a thorough recent inspection found the suspension and braking systems to be in good operating condition.   The hood and trunk shocks have also been recently replaced and the seller indicates this 911 to be in great running order for its next owner.

This sale will include a set of 2 keys, a bill of sale, a maintenance manual, an older Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, a Bilstein jack, and a collapsible spare tire.  For any enthusiast looking to get behind the wheel of an early air-cooled 911, this driver-grade 1967 example is not to be overlooked.

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Comments (23)

  • pra911 (seller) 2 days, 14 hoursago

    @eurocol Once again I would ask you read my statement properly because I made an effort to politely respond to your comment. I repeat to you that the previous owner did not make me aware of the rust and it came as a big surprise to me because I never saw the BAT listing. It is in much better condition than when you saw it on BAT. The appraiser for the previous owner and Haggerty appraised the car for more than $ 60K in the previous condition. The rust issues have been fixed and should definitely be worth more than that now. The buy it now price listed is less than what I spent on it. If it doesn't sell by the end of the add, I will put in storage and sell it for a much more favorable price in the spring.

  • eurocol (registered bidder) 2 days, 15 hoursago

    @pra911 Did you fix the rust?,
    yes or no?

    You were made aware of the rust issues on this car as the previous owner was very open and up front about the serious rust issues,
    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1967-porsche-911-coupe-16/
    pictures 101, 105,106,114 and 115
    all clearly show major rust on the floor pan and the front suspension horseshoe.
    none of which YOU mention in YOUR listing.

    My question, again, is did you fix these rusty areas?

    I was seriously interested, that is why I researched the car.
    Your listing is still active as you have a buy it now price of $ 55k.

  • pra911 (seller) 2 days, 16 hoursago

    @eurocol I did not see this comment until now because the car is no longer involved in an active auction, therefore, I have not paid attention to the messages and I have been routinely deleting them without reading them.
    I want to thank you for making me aware of the BAT attempt to sell the vehicle by the previous owner. I must tell you that I would not have purchased it if I had known about those bottom issues. The owner did not reveal any of that info to me and I did not know of the existence of those images. This car was purchased because, at first glance, it had great potential.
    There were mechanical issues, the mirrors were incorrect, and it showed rust on the driver’s door, and the left front fender. The mirrors were replaced with the correct mirrors, and the rust on the driver’s door was repaired. Both doors were painted before the mirrors were installed. The horn did not work properly because there were parts missing in the steering wheel. The car was sent out for repair to get the carburetors functioning properly. The steering wheel was replaced, the radio was also repaired. The issues on the bottom were addressed as were the few surface rust spots in the trunk and some areas in the bottom. The paint had lots of swirls and oxidation, and, after measuring the paint depth, it was decided to clay it and compound out the swirls. The pictures speak for themselves as far as the quality of this not so new paint finish. The appraised value for this car in 2018 was around $ 60 K and you noticed that it did not sell because the reserve was not met. I can tell you that I have more invested than what was my sell price of $ 55K, but I need to make room for another car coming back from restoration, therefore I have to sell this one. Please let me know if you are SERIOUSLY interested in buying this car, and I will provide you with more pictures of the bottom of the car.

  • eurocol (registered bidder) 4 days, 11 hoursago

    @pra911 I see you changed out the steering wheel and the door mirrors, from when it was last listed on BAT,

    however you do not show the underside where there was a lot of serious rust and holes when listed here:

    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1967-porsche-911-coupe-16/

    Have you addressed these issues?

  • pra911 (seller) 1 week, 2 daysago

    @pra911 Hi again,
    I apologize for added comment here.
    I did not reply to the question about what we have done to the car since we got it.
    The car came with plastic after-market side mirrors and they were replaced with the correct mirrors. In that process we had a small rust area on the driver's door cut out and had a new metal piece welded in. The two doors were repainted after the holes of the old mirrors were filled. The hood and rear hatch struts were replaced. The trunk carpeting was replaced. The horn button on the steering wheel did not work, therefore we purchased the missing parts to eliminate the issue. The driver's seat had a tear and it was repaired. These are very basic things that were not mentioned earlier because they were really minor details. Everything in this car is in proper working order.

  • pra911 (seller) 1 week, 2 daysago

    @Porscheguy I will add this reply to the previous response.
    When we picked up the car in Buffalo, NY it did not run well.
    My mechanic informed me that there were issues with the carburetors and we were getting normal compression on 4 of the six cylinders. The carburetors had washed away the oil in the cylinders and had caused a drop in compression. The carburetors were rebuilt and the compression came up to normal levels on all six cylinders. As you can witness by the video on the site, the engine runs very strong. There are no leaks anywhere at all.
    The engine in this car is not the original engine because it was replaced with this rebuilt period correct engine by a Porsche mechanic in Buffalo. I stated before that I have not been able to get any documentation because the owner's relatives were not able to find them. I can say that the condition of this car demonstrates that the former owner was extremely particular and maintained this car in an amazingly pristine condition. Porsche is embarking on the production of air-cooled engines for people who want to install them on their water-cooled cars at the price of 150,000 pounds. That would be non-matching numbers for any of those cars. Here you have a period-correct, long-nosed air-cooled 67 911 that is a blast to drive and enjoy for a fraction of that cost. Once again, I will say that I welcome any inspection by a prospective buyer to confirm the high quality of this automobile.

  • pra911 (seller) 1 week, 2 daysago

    @Porscheguy Hi Porscheguy,
    This car is a 1967 that was registered in New York, which, like Rhode Island, does not require a title. The information I gathered from a friend of the deceased owner is that the car came from out west. The rust-free and great physical condition seems to support that information.

  • Porscheguy 1 week, 3 daysago

    Do you have proof that the car had been registered in CA ?
    What indications/clues could you provide to prove that the engine was rebuilt under previous ownership?
    could you please list the refurbishments been done to the car?
    Do you have any service records?
    Do you have compression or leak down results for the engine?

  • Porscheguy 1 week, 3 daysago

    how does one register this car in CA without a title?

  • aspendowndraft 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $42,000

  • Steadyat150 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $40,000

  • zhpbhp77 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $32,000

  • Rick979 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $30,250

  • pra911 (seller) 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    @PCH Thank you for your comments and request for clarification. The numbers stamped on the engine case put it in the correct period in which this vehicle belongs. I totally understand the request for documentation, but I cannot provide them because the person who embarked in the major engine rebuild is no longer with us and his siblings have not found those receipts. The major evidence is the car itself, which unlike many other cars that age, runs extremely well and is in great cosmetic shape. The proof of its condition is the car itself, and, anyone intending to purchase it, is welcomed to have it inspected. I laugh when I hear about the cars being auctioned as ¨resto-mods¨, as being very popular and expensive in spite of not being numbers-matching at all. Nobody seems to mind RUF, DP, Gembala, Strosek, and others, having totally different engines from the way in wjhich they came out of the factory. I have a Strosek turbo that was originally built as 3.2 Carrera. There are all those others like, Outlaws, Singer, Magnus Walker building cars with nothing matching while they create cars that people want. This car is a 1967 Porsche 911 in as true-to-form as it can be. It is delight to drive and it still turns heads because of its looks. It is one of very few cars that you can still enjoy the way the first 911s were meant to be. If you are looking to spend your money to put it in a collection and never exercise it , forget about this car. A friend of mine, owner of 1973 Carrera RS with the number plate ENJOY, said, ¨A Porsche is made for driving hard and strong, not to be just looked at¨. I will finish saying that this car is an excellent driving example of its time, and its great looks still turn heads.

  • PCH (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    "Said to have" or stating, "considerable amount of refurbishment" without details and receipts to substantiate your claim doesn't add a level of confidence with real early 911 P-car buyers. Additionally, as utppify stated, numbers matter. Good luck!

  • utopify (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    @pra911 Yes, gotcha. I read the engine #'s were not matching. I was more interested in the stamping/numbers to understand the vintage/original car the current engine came with. A period correct 2.0 (901/06 somewhere in the 911191 to 912050 range would be period) would add value. Good luck - and thank you. PS - those worried about a title, New England pre-72 cars come with a transferrable registration that is easily converted to titles in states that issue them. No need to worry.

  • Steadyat150 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $30,000

  • co. 2 weeks, 6 daysago

    @pra911 no title of course because it’s New England- 25 year title exempt. Does the car have a clear RI registration?

  • pra911 (seller) 2 weeks, 6 daysago

    @Rick979 Hi Rick,

    It is a clear and free to sell auto.
    There no title issued for a 1967 automobile.

  • Rick979 (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 6 daysago

    Does it come with a TITLE?? Thanks, Rick

  • PCARMARKET 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    Video content has been added to the listing

  • pra911 (seller) 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    @utopify The engine numbers are non-matching. The mirrors were installed by the body shop to replace two plastic racing mirrors that had come with the car. He had not reference to the passenger position, but he copied a driver's side 67 911 location. I have not seen any early cars with dual mirrors. That issue is easily addressed. The gearbox as well as all other mechanical parts are in great shape and function very well. The gauges all work appropriately. New turn signal and horn parts have been installed. There is a jack, but no tool kit.

  • utopify (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    Details on the engine, including numbers? Passenger mirror is mounted in the wrong location. History/life of the gearbox and essentials? (Linkages, ebrake, hand throttle, heat, gauges, signals, etc...). Tools? Jack?

    Need some more info!

    Cheers and Happy Holidays

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DT: 1967 Porsche 911 Coupe
Buy Now: $55,000 Final Bid: $42,000