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Porsche 911

Porsche 911

Coupé, 1966

Highlights

  • Beautifully presented early 1966 model in original Light Ivory colour
  • One of the very first Weber carburettor cars
  • Tasteful period “Sports Purpose” touches

We regard the 1966 911 as being in a sweet spot with the pure looks of the very first 911 but the much-improved dynamics that came with the following year’s development.

This particular car has been taken a little further, with some well-judged additions such as the S engine upgrade, wider wheels and grippier seats.

The result is beautiful to look at, terrific to drive and practical to own. In short, everything that we love about the short wheelbase 911.

Price: GBP 145,000

United Kingdom

Sports Purpose
Unit 131 The MT Yard
Bicester Heritage
OX26 5HA Bicester
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The vehicle in detail

Porsche 911 chassis #303804 was completed in March 1966, 18 months after the 911 first entered production. It is one of the very first to have received Weber rather than Solex carburettors from new. It also benefits from the shorter ratio type 902/01 gearbox, rear anti-roll bar and adjustable front suspension mounting points introduced by Porsche in late 1965.

The car was first delivered to Portland, Oregon (USA) in a fairly basic specification, the only listed option being a radio. It stayed in the Oregon region through a succession of American owners until 2005 when it was imported to the UK by well-known early Porsche aficionado, Robert Barrie. He sold the car to Richard Clark, who would commission a thorough refurbishment using Maxted-Page Limited. In 2011 the car was sold to Jonathan Procter, the respected Swiss-based historic car dealer for his own personal use. Procter sold the car to the present owner in 2015.

The current owner has invested much time and effort improving the car during her stewardship. In 2017 the body was stripped to bare metal, minor corrosion repaired and repainted in the original Light Ivory colour by Panel Craft Elite. In 2019 the engine was fully rebuilt on the original cases by Jaz Porsche and was upgraded by installing S cams and high compression pistons. It has been measured on the rolling road at a very healthy 165hp, slightly more than the factory figure for Porsche’s 2 litre “S”.

The interior is largely to factory specification except for some tasteful period enhancements. The standard front seats have been replaced with a Recaro lightweight bucket seat for the driver and a Recaro Sports seat for the passenger. The wheels are 5.5” wide genuine Fuchs, which while not available until late 1967 do allow the car to run with slightly wider than standard 185/70 Avon CR6ZZ tyres.

The car has been carefully set-up and drives extremely well. It is easy to use but satisfying to drive more quickly. It has the feeling of a well-cared for car that has been used and maintained regularly and indeed that is the case, with the current owner having driven the car around France this summer.

It has a comprehensive history file with service records dating back to 1977.

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Specifications

Year of construction: 1966
Initial registration date: March 1966
Model: 911
Body: Coupé
Series: 911 F-Model
Mileage: 189801 mi
Power: 165 HP
Cylinder capacity: 2,0 Liter
Steering: left
Transmission: Manual
Drive: Rear drive
Fuel: Gasoline
Interior color: Black
Interior material: Fabric
Exterior color: White
Manufacturer color code (exterior): Light Ivory
Matching numbers: yes
New / used: Used car
Ready to drive: yes
Registered: yes
Country of first delivery: United States

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