1967 PORSCHE  911S 2.0 COUPE  Chassis no. 306058 Engine no. 960378

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Lot 83
Ex-Wilhelm Sebastian
1967 PORSCHE 911S 2.0 COUPE

Sold for US$ 139,700 inc. premium
1967 PORSCHE 911S 2.0 COUPE

Chassis no. 306058
Engine no. 960378

1,991cc SOHC Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
2 Weber Carburetors
160bhp at 6,600rpm
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Delivered new to 1931 Mille Miglia-winner Wilhelm Sebastian
*Presented in the as-delivered Irish Green over Brown Pepita livery
*Eligible for many great driving events such as the Copperstate 1000
*Desirable first production year 911S
*Offered with Porsche Certificate of Authenticity and copy of Kardex



THE PORSCHE 911

A modern classic if ever there was one, Porsche's long-running 911 arrived in 1964, replacing the 356. The latter's rear-engined layout was retained, but the 911 switched to unitary construction for the body shell and dropped the 356's VW-based suspension in favor of a more modern McPherson strut and trailing arm arrangement. In its first incarnation, Porsche's single-overhead-camshaft, air-cooled flat six displaced 1,991cc and produced 130bhp; progressively enlarged and developed, it would eventually grow to more than 3 liters and, in turbo-charged form, put out well over 400 horsepower.

The first of countless up-grades came in 1966 with the announcement of the 911S. Easily distinguished by its stylish Fuchs five-spoke alloy wheels, the 'S' featured a heavily revised engine producing 160bhp, an increase of 30% over the regular 911, that helped lift the top speed to 140mph. Other improvements included Koni shock absorbers, a front anti-roll bar for a sportier chassis and more powerful ventilated disc brakes. Over the past 40 years few sports cars have proved as versatile as Porsche's perennial 911, a model that has proved equally capable as a Grand Tourer, circuit racer or rally car. Success in the latter role came only a few years after its introduction, when works driver Vic Elford became European Rally Champion in 1967. In the modern era the 911 has established itself as one of the most popular and successful cars in historic rallying worldwide.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This first-year 911S was completed on September 29th, 1966, in the models second production month, and finally left the Zuffenhausen-based Porsche factory on October 3rd that same year. The high-performance 'S' was fitted with loudspeaker and antenna, shod on Dunlop 165/15 tires and was trimmed in '6606' Irish Green over a smart, brown Leatherette interior, with Pepita cloth inserts. All these facts are documented by the cars Porsche-issued Certificate of Authenticity, as well as on a copy of the original factory Kardex document, both of which are accompanying the sale of the car.

The new Irish Green 911S was built for its home-market, where the Mannheim-based Islinger Porsche agency delivered it to the first owner, ex racing driver, Mr. Wilhelm Sebastian of Weinheim, Germany. Sebastian had made a name for himself when he co-drove a Mercedes-Benz SSKL with Rudolf Caracciola to win the 1931 Mille Miglia road race. He was a factory Grand Prix driver for Auto Union in 1934, and later a mechanic for Tazio Nuvolari.

How long the Irish Green 911S remained Mr. Sebastian remains unknown, but the cars Kardex reflect that Islinger Porsche serviced the car up until November 1967. The Porsche eventually made its way to the US, where it is believed to have resided in California with one owner for a bout 25 years, before being purchased by the consignor, an Oklahoma based Porsche enthusiast. At some point, a sunroof was installed, this is not believed to have been in the car from new. The Porsche has received cosmetic and mechanical attention in recent years, and presents beautifully throughout, finished in the as-delivered Irish Green over a brown Leatherette interior with Pepita cloth inserts.

These early 911's are highly sought after these days, especially the top of the line, high-performance S model. Here is a fantastic opportunity to acquire a wonderful 911S from the first year of series production for this hallowed model.

Footnotes

  • Please note that this car is titled with chassis number 306058S.
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1967 PORSCHE  911S 2.0 COUPE  Chassis no. 306058 Engine no. 960378
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1967 PORSCHE  911S 2.0 COUPE  Chassis no. 306058 Engine no. 960378
1967 PORSCHE  911S 2.0 COUPE  Chassis no. 306058 Engine no. 960378
1967 PORSCHE  911S 2.0 COUPE  Chassis no. 306058 Engine no. 960378
1967 PORSCHE  911S 2.0 COUPE  Chassis no. 306058 Engine no. 960378
1967 PORSCHE  911S 2.0 COUPE  Chassis no. 306058 Engine no. 960378
1967 PORSCHE  911S 2.0 COUPE  Chassis no. 306058 Engine no. 960378
1967 PORSCHE  911S 2.0 COUPE  Chassis no. 306058 Engine no. 960378
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