DT: 1968 Porsche 911L SWB Coupe

We are pleased to present this 1968 Porsche 911L (Luxe).  Purchased by the seller approximately 30 years ago, this 911 was professionally refinished in eye-catching Signal Red and received a heavily upgraded 2.2L flat-six engine.  Being the last year of the first generation short wheelbase 911, this rare 1968 example is one of only 499 examples built for the US and is now being offered for auction in turn-key condition.

This 911 was stripped down to bare metal prior to undergoing a full glass-out professional respray in the eye-catching color of Signal Red in 2015.  During the initial restoration in the 1980s, sheet metal was replaced in the front floor pan, inner and outer rockers, rear torsion tube, doors and fenders.  The paint shows to be lustrous and all panel gaps are noted to be uniform; detailed images can be found within the photo gallery and outline just a few minor imperfections.  A previous owner replaced the center nose section of the car between the headlights and back to the fuel tank with components sourced from a 1966 model.  Noteworthy features include a fiberglass 911 S-style front bumper that was refinished in Signal Red with wide deco trim and factory 15x 5 1/2 Fuchs wheels which have been professionally refinished are currently dressed in 2-year old Dunlop Signature tube tires.

The black interior of this 911 has been completely refurbished in black vinyl with a black leather-covered dashboard.  At the time of this work, new headrests and seat covers were installed, door panels from a 1967 911 S were fitted with flush mounted speakers and grill cloth, and the gauges were sent to North Hollywood Speedometer to be restored.  Modifications include a retrofitted A/C system, an added factory electric sunroof, and a Momo competition steering wheel.  This 911 also features a period-correct Blaupunkt radio with an upgraded USB port.  All gauges, electrical components and accessories are reported to be fully functional.

Although the odometer is fully operational showing 58,895 miles, there is a mileage discrepancy noted on the vehicle’s title.  The seller claims to have added approximately 11k miles in 30 years of ownership.

This 911 carries a type 901/14 flat-six engine that boasts an increased displacement of 2.2L.  The rear wheels are driven by way of an original rebuilt 5-speed manual transmission, making for a visceral and connected driving experience.  In 2000, the engine was rebuilt with new bearings, gaskets, rod bolts, and oil-fed chain tensioners.  The heads are from a 2.4L 911 T and the cylinders and pistons are from a 911E.  Other notable upgrades include MSD 6A ignition, a rebuilt JWE distributor, Weber carburetors and water shield air cleaners.

Koni shocks are paired to front torsion bars which the seller has adjusted for a lowered ride height.  A full-sized muffler has been installed and modified with a right-side exhaust tip to mirror the stock left side muffler.

A compression test was conducted in 2017 which yielded readings between 130-137 psi throughout all 6 cylinders.  Around this time, the front main seal, intermediate shaft cover gasket and camshaft bearing seals were replaced.  930 lower valve covers and the stock upper valve covers were machined flat and all corresponding gaskets were replaced.  The seller confirms that a new battery has been installed, sunroof seals have been replaced and that both carburetors have been cleaned and adjusted.  Detailed invoices and service records are available in the photo gallery.  This 911 is said to remain in excellent running order.  

The sale of this 1968 911 will include two sets of keys, comprehensive service records and invoices, the original front bumper, a clear title and a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity.  If you have always wanted a truly capable and well-presented vintage 911, this beautifully executed and tastefully enhanced 1968 911L makes the perfect choice.

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Comments (27)

  • cbottner 1 week, 2 daysago

    @poordadx3 Thanks for your idea - did try that "kit" with some success. My car is a 71 - 911S which I'm trying to get as nice as yours. Your car looks great - good luck!!

  • poordadx3 (seller) 1 week, 2 daysago

    @cbottner , the fog lights are not original. They are aftermarket added a few years ago. My 911 only sees a few hundred miles per year so they stay clear. You could investigate using the Turtle Wax lens polishing kit. It has 4 grits of polishing pads, and a polishing compound that I use with a drill and soft pad. Good luck!

  • cbottner 1 week, 2 daysago

    To poordadx3
    I have a question about the driving lights on your car. Are they original? If so have you replaced the lens or have you been able to keep them so clear (non-yellowing) and how were you successful in doing this?

    Thanks

  • Silver930 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    @FearTheBeard they may count Bids as a comment ?

  • Silver930 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    @FearTheBeard I think they count Bids as comments so do not think you missing any. Not sure why PCar they call a Bid a comment ?

  • poordadx3 (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @FearTheBeard @FearTheBeard, suggest you ask the PCARMARKET folks. I haven't done anything on my part to hide comments. Thanks for your interest and feel free to ask questions. This car is ready to be driven and enjoyed!!

  • FearTheBeard 1 month, 1 weekago

    Why can I only view 11 of the 20 comments?? Thanks

  • poordadx3 (seller) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Raph, I had an inspection done and fixed the oil leaks as mentioned in the listing. Also had upper valve covers ground flat as they were slightly warped from powder coating. Any residual oil leakage is very minor, certainly not requiring any major service. Thanks for your interest, and ask any other questions you have.

  • Raph 2 months, 2 weeksago

    @poordadx3 Hi , regarding the oil leak it means an engine /trans out service probable for rear main right ?
    Thx

  • poordadx3 (seller) 3 monthsago

    I appreciate the correction.

  • 1of449 3 months, 1 weekago

    FYI, they only made 449 of the US 911L’s not 499.

  • poordadx3 (seller) 3 months, 3 weeksago

    @Duckymex , car in in a Dayton, OH suburb.

  • Duckymex 3 months, 3 weeksago

    @poordadx3 where can I inspect the car ?
    Any tel number ?

    Thanks

  • tonyout 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $48,000

  • ppasbwah 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $47,000

  • poordadx3 (seller) 4 monthsago

    @Delmenhorst @Delmenhorst, I've indicated the minor issues in the comments. Ready to be driven and enjoyed! Thanks for your interest.

  • Delmenhorst 4 monthsago

    Does the car need anything?? I love it!!

  • Royallarant 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $42,000

  • Falky 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $16,911

  • Beckaircooled 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $15,911

  • poordadx3 (seller) 4 monthsago

    Items also included with the car: cans of the Dupont Signal Red base paint and clear coat if repairs are needed, a soft fabric breathable car cover, red floor mat set I use to keep the black floor mats clean, and front seat covers to keep the seats pristine - easy to remove once you get to car shows. Have extra metal horn grills. Early on I made copies of the early 911 factory service manuals that are in several notebook binders, and have several restoration books that I'll include if you want.

  • poordadx3 (seller) 4 monthsago

    Should mention a couple issues for full disclosure: A few vertical scratches are on Driver door window, and there are a couple scratches near the center of the rear glass. Don't know if they would buff out. The driver's side window requires some effort to roll up and down, I use dry graphic in the tracks every so often and it helps. Passenger side window is fine. Engine does leak a few drops from left front of valve cover and rear main seal after a few weeks time - minor but again want to be honest.

  • Falky 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $15,000

  • Alixa 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $8,161

  • vintageguru 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $7,911

  • trnunion 4 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $6,200

  • poordadx3 (seller) 4 months, 1 weekago

    I am the owner, and wish to add background to the VIN situation: When I bought the car in 1980, the car was titled as a 1966 911 later found out to be due to the center front sheet metal being professionally replaced from a donor car due to an accident. During the restoration, the I found the 11805130 VIN stamped under the radio, which explained the many 1968 911L characteristics of the car, including finding the original Ossi Blue paint in the stripped interior which is documented in the Porsche issued Certificate of Authentication. Wishing to correct the VIN, I gathered and sent documentation and pictures in 2019 to the Ohio BMV Title Support Office, then the Ohio Highway Patrol inspected the car. The Ohio BMV agreed and issued a VIN Replacement Title with the correct 11805130 VIN, and the Ohio Highway Patrol installed the Re-issued VIN Plate and decal in the left door jamb. I also purchased a reproduction Porsche front VIN plate and left door jamb paint plate with the 1968 corrected VIN. Refer to the last 4 pictures and COA in the photo gallery. Thank you for your interest and feel free to ask any questions you may have.

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DT: 1968 Porsche 911L SWB Coupe
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