The car was delivered in May 1967 to Wiesbaden, Germany. Details on the factory Kardex point to it being a demonstrator at the Rossel dealership before being bought by a US serviceman. Soon after this it came into the ownership of Karl von Wendt, who sold the car to fellow German Porsche racer Willi Khausen in 1983. The car was bought by a German enthusiast in 2002 and restored to period racing specification in the von Wendt livery. It was subsequently brought to the UK in 2005 by well known UK historic racer Peter Rutt, who campaigned the car at the Spa 6 Hours and Goodwood Revival on several occasions. Rutt sold the car to its current owner in 2013.
While in its current ownership the car has been prepared to the highest standards for top level historic racing. Over the last six years, the car has been run by leading preparers Maxted-Page with significant expenditure on engine, gearbox and chassis. The car has competed with success in several rounds of the 2 Litre Cup including an outright podium finish. The last work was completed in 2021 with a thorough refresh for the new season.
The first two years of the 2 Litre Cup marked it out as the most successful international one make historic racing series of recent years. The final round of 2019 saw 45 cars entered for the race at the Paul Ricard Grand Prix circuit. After two years dominated by restricted travel, the series is looking forward to full grids again in 2022, with races at the Grand Prix circuits of Mugello, Spa-Francorchamps, Dijon, Paul Ricard and Estoril.
This car appeals for many reasons. It is in a recognisable and attractive livery, having been campaigned successfully by Lee Maxted-Page and Andrew Jordan in 2018 / 2019. It benefits from the latest contemporary specification of Maxted-Page engine and, accordingly, should prove to be extremely competitive, not least in the all-important Gentleman Driver category of the championship.
Priced attractively at £195,000, it represents a good value and attractive way into this most exciting and prestigious championship. Looking forward to the 60th anniversary of the 911 in 2023, it seems likely that this car should be able to compete in numerous high profile celebrations of the model.