We are pleased to present this 1968 Porsche 911 Karmann Coupe finished in Polo Red over a highly original black leatherette interior. Originally delivered through Continental Motors inc. of Hinsdale Illinois, this 1968 example remained under the care of its original owner up until 2016 at 63k miles when it was purchased by its second and current owner. It has since undergone a complete split-case engine rebuild at the hands of a reputable air-cooled specialist with approximately 2k miles driven since. Currently showing just over 65k original miles on the odometer, this well-sorted and thoroughly documented short wheelbase 911 is now being offered for auction by its seller in Washington accompanied by extensive records, the original owner’s manual and stamped delivery book, the original wheels, a complete original toolkit, date-stamped spare tire, and a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity.
This 911 is presented in its original color of Polo Red and the paint is said to be in very good condition throughout with some mild patina and signs of road-going wear. The car is suspected to have been refinished at some point during its life and the Karmann bodywork is said to be in excellent shape, free of any signs of rust or repair. Detailed images are provided in the photo gallery. Period aftermarket Lucas headlights are installed and this 911 rides on genuine 15”x 6.5” Fuchs wheels dressed in brand-new Michelin tires. The original set of date-coded ventilated steel chrome wheels will also accompany the sale.
Inside, the black leatherette interior is said to have been kept in fantastic highly original condition. New front trunk carpeting has been installed and the seat cushions have been restuffed, however, all other original pieces are said to have been retained including the headliner, dashboard, door pockets, wood-rimmed steering wheel, headrests, and Blaupunkt radio. The seller confirms all gauges and accessories to be fully functional at this time.
This early 911 is equipped with its original 2.0 L carbureted flat-six engine paired with a number’s matching 5-speed 901 gearbox. In November of 2016 at 64,281 miles, a complete split-case engine rebuild is said to have been carried out at European Auto House during which time the engine bay was fully detailed and repainted before the engine was reinstalled with new SSI heat exchangers and an MSD ignition system. A new fuel tank was installed at 64,900 miles and the carburetors are said to have been tuned in 2020 by renowned Porsche expert Jack Morris. There have been 5 oil changes recorded since the engine rebuild and this 911 is said to be accompanied by a large box of records dating back to the original purchase. The seller reports this example to be startup promptly, shift smoothly, and run strong while free of any outstanding maintenance items.
This sale will include 1 key set, the original owner’s manual and stamped delivery book, a complete original toolkit, the original spare tire, jack, and wheels, a box of records, a Porsche COA, an assortment of original engine parts, the original’s owners personalized keychain, and a clean title. If you are in search of an early short wheelbase 911, this remarkable 65k-mile 1968 example is certainly worth consideration.