In this case the test phase was focused on the new carburetor setup. By the end of 1965 the Weber carburetor found it’s way into 3 test cars in Zuffenhausen replacing the previous Solex carburetors.
Porsche already used the Weber succesfully on racing versions of the 911 and time had come to get the better Weber into the 911 engine room.
This 911 also has one of the desirable chassis numbers from the 300-series, indicating that it is among the earliest 911’s produced by Porsche KG in Zuffenhausen. The car is documented by Porsche Classic in Zuffenhausen in 1999 on chassis number and production date December 8, 1965. Porsche Certificate of Authenticity confirms that first owner was Porsche KG.
The first cars for this Weber carburator design was found in the 6-cylinder Porsche 904/6 racing engine which powered the Porsche 904 Carrera GTS race cars. They where quite succesful and it’s a great little testimony to how often Porsche R&D flows from their race cars into the 911 tribe.
This 911 went through a complete methodically “naked frame” renovation in 2016. All matching numbers (confirmed by the COA)
It drives absolutely wonderful and will surely generate great joy for it’s next owner that likes to drive a classic first batch 911 with a wonderful story in it’s Porsche DNA.