In 1999, the car sets sail with Madison Maersk and later transfers to Sally Maersk to finally arrive in Copenhagen in May 1999. After that, the car was placed in a garage for a few years until it in March 2001 was registered in Denmark. From that point, it drove around the streets and alleys of Copenhagen for the next several years – and right up to the day when a Porsche expert accidentally discovers that the 911 is an original 300 series – and thus a car from the first production series of 911 ever.
The owner then decides to do something good for his “daily driver” and a thorough renovation work begins in 2015. The car is separated for each screw and subsequently built by an established Porsche conservator according to original methods and standards. The pictures of the car probably tell the story better.
Not only is this 911 among the first produced, there is a very unique and special detail in the rear engine compartment. Here is a Weber carburetor instead of the regular Solex 40PI carburetor that was commonly found in these cars from this vintage. This is due to the fact that, in 1963, Ferdinand Piëch asked the Italian producer of carburetors; Weber, to produce a carburetor that he could use as a basis for a racing version capable of receiving larger venturi.
The first application for this Weber design was found in the 6-cylinder Porsche 901/20 racing engines. Six 904 GTS race prototypes were fitted with this engine setup in 1963. During the production of the general 911’s in Zuffenhausen, this particular car was lifted off the assembly line and fitted with the Weber carburetor as a Porsche KG prototype werkswagen. From February 1966, Porsche officially went from Solex to Weber. based on the great success of this particular car – and this setup with a Weber 40IDA3C carburetor remained in use until 1972, when it was replaced with an EFI system.
The same type of Weber carburetors found in this 911 were also used on other legendary cars of the time such as Ferraris BB models, Lamborghini Miura and Renault Alpine A310 – depending on setup and configuration.
As one of the greatest driving machines ever produced, in its iconic and most desirable and gracious early form, this 1965 911 oozes pure Porsche character. The ’65 year continues to influence the current, and future, generations of the 911 models – even over 54 years later. This striking example provides an excellent opportunity to acquire a very, very special car.