Porsche 911

Porsche 911

Coupé, 1967


  • Surviving Prototype
  • #13394
  • Top-quality restoration


This surviving Prototype was sold to a private individual, Herr. Uwe Nemes, from Gerlingen, Germany, on May 12th 1967. The car was first registered with number plate LEO AY5.

Years after, the car was sold and sent to the USA, where at some point would be linked to the Porsche Brumos collection. At that time, the beginning of the 90’s, reputed Porsche conneisseur and restorer Dennis Frick, from Europa Macchina, was commissioned the restoration of 13394. It was also at that time, where Mr. Frick was asked by Don Meluzzio, the owner of 901 Prototype #13327, or as many call it, “Barbarossa” to restore his car.

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The vehicle in detail

Performing a top-quality restoration in a classic car is never an easy task, but it becomes even more difficult when it is a Prototype, as most of what’s presented in it is hand-crafted or specially made for it. Mr. Frick travelled to the Porsche factory to gather all information regarding 13394. Said by his own words, this is what he found out:

“This prototype has several features not found on production 912 Porsches.   Its mechanical sunroof is operated by a crank handle, which employs spur and bevel gears, enabling the sunroof panel to lower and slide forward.  (The production 911/912 sunroof, in contrast, is electric; it lowers and opens to the rear.) Because of its unusual sunroof design, this car has, concealed behind the headliner, hand-formed wooden platforms for the sun visors.  A similarly shaped block supports the interior mirror.  In the dashboard, three gauges with 356 style bezel are fitted.   Also in evidence is a hand-cut steering lock, suggesting that such devices were tested on this vehicle.  In the trunk are six sturdy hooks, two fastened to each of the inner fender wells, and two attached to the latch plate.  The hooks are held in place by sheet metal screws, indicating that this was the first car so equipped.  (A few very early production cars have similar hooks welded in position.)  Members of the factory vehicle research team active during the 901/902 development state that they often fitted the four cylinder prototypes with extra fuel containers in the trunk for long distance testing.  It is though that the six hooks were initially installed for this purpose.”

“Additionally, it is believed that some long distance testing of chassis components was done utilizing this car. The engine is an air-cooled, horizontally opposed, 1.6 Liter pushrod four cylinder unit producing 95 DIN horsepower, taken unaltered from the 356 SC.”

After its restoration, it was displayed in several Concourses and events. It took first in class at Amelia Island. It was then sold to a private gentleman, from Massachussets, Mr. Adrian Vanzon in 2006. In 2013 it was brought back to Europe, where it has been part of a collection since.

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Year of construction: 1967
Model: 911
Body: Coupé
Series: 911 F-Model
Mileage: 16357 km
Power: 90 HP
Cylinder capacity: 1582 Liter
Steering: left
Transmission: Manual
Drive: Rear drive
Fuel: Gasoline
Interior color: Black
Interior material: Fabric/Leather combination
Exterior color: Black
New / used: Used car
Ready to drive: yes
Car location: ESSpain

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