There is no better testament to the versatility of the 911 than in the case of “GVB 911D”. This special 911 was the showroom demonstrator of Porsche’s UK concessionaire, AFN and one of the first four 911s ever to turn a wheel in the country. Vic Elford commandeered the car and took part in the inaugural British rallycross event where, despite competition from the likes of the great Roger Clark in a Cortina Lotus, he took victory – In a standard road car! This car and Vic Elford would then go on to win the British Saloon Championship in the same year. The 911’s place in Motorsport royalty was already firmly cemented.
In recent years the SWB 2 litre 911 has proved a versatile car in historic motorsport, always at the front of any 2 Litre Class, whether at the Spa 6 hours, the Masters “Gentleman Drivers”, the GT and Sportscar Cup and so many more – aside from eligibility, the cars “easy to run” reputation and ability to still be used on the road or for Tours and rallies such as the Tour Auto and the Modena Centro Ore have made them favourite amongst rallyists as well. Add to that list their iconic shape and one of the most enjoyable driving experiences of any historic racing car and its not hard to understand why these cars have always had a strong following, but in 2020, for one single reason, the 2.0 911 is now the historic racing car to buy; “The 2 Litre Cup”
Formed in 2018 the 2.0L Cup has taken the historic motor racing scene by storm. The headline championship sees a field of close to 40 identical pre-66 specification 911s take to several high profile European race events and circuits. The series is organised by Patrick Peter of Peter Auto along with several key partners, all with extensive experience in the marque. Tuthill Porsche, Maxted-Page and new-comers, Sports Purpose have worked together to create a fiercely competitive race series attracting a wealth of professional drivers and gentleman driver alike. Each event sees a 40-minute practice session followed by 30 minutes qualifying and a 90-minute race. With the option for 1 or 2 drivers, the series uses a unique driver grading system, allowing gentlemen drivers to complete on a balanced and level playing field. The 2.0L 911 provides the purest 911 driving experience, a fantastic amount of track time and a completely useable road car in one complete package.
It remains in its originally supplied shade of Irish Green and has competed recently in the 2.0L Cup. Competing this year at Mugello, this example won its class and placed 3rd overall. Gearbox issues at Spa Francorchamps lead to both an engine and gearbox rebuilt by 2.0L & Porsche specialists Maxted-Page. Since then the car has been shaken down and tested once.
Ready to race, this example is available to view by appointment now.