<B>1965 PORSCHE 911 COUPE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 302023<BR />Engine no. 902193 (original) plus 2.2 and 2.7 (907847) liter engines

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Lot 46
1965 PORSCHE 911 COUPE

US$ 150,000 - 180,000
£ 120,000 - 150,000
Amended
1965 PORSCHE 911 COUPE

Chassis no. 302023
Engine no. 902193 (original) plus 2.2 and 2.7 (907847) liter engines

2.7 Liter SOHC Flat 6-Cylinder Engine (fitted)
2 Weber Carburetors
250+bhp at 6,900rpm
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Expertly prepared Rally Specification Porsche
*Original early model example
*Retains matched numbers engine
*Won the Targa Newfoundland Classic Division in 2012


THE PORSCHE 911

"Is the 911 the Best Design Ever?" - Allen St. John, Forbes magazine, April 2012.

This rhetorical question is just one of many tributes provoked by the recent passing of Ferdinand Porsche, all of which reference the 911. It serves as a poignant reminder that among Porsche's many achievements, he created one of the world's most revered production sports cars, a series that continues to endure over half a century after its introduction. Now on the far side of its 50th anniversary, the iconic shape of the 911 remains as coveted as it ever was. For drivers seeking state of the art technology, the seventh generation of the 911 will satisfy their needs, while each of its previous iterations provides a clear picture of the evolution of its design and formidable performance. Without question the most historically significant Porsche model of all time, the 911 lives on.

The 901 prototype would be introduced at the September 1963 Frankfurt Motor Show, though it would be towards the end of 1964 before Porsche was ready to put the new model into production at Zuffenhausen. First, the name had to be changed, as Peugeot owned the rights to car model names using three digits and a zero in the middle, and took issue with Porsche over their proposed nomenclature. So 911 it was.

Today, early 911s continue to be competitive in vintage racing and rallying, while making for one of these most popular and usable vintage sports cars for the road. The earliest models possess a unique purity and elegance, and as the first of the breed, the 1965 models are by far the most sought-after.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This stunning example was refurbished with the aim of competing on the Targa Newfoundland in 2012. Taking a rare mid '65, matching numbers '302' prefix 911, the car had covered roughly 40,000 miles from new by then and was in good 'rust-free' order, the car was sent to Jim Newton here in Connecticut, who comprehensively reworked it for rally campaigning. The original motor was stored and in its place a 2.2 liter unit built up, later specification suspension and gearbox fitted. The bodywork was reconstructed with fiberglass front fenders, front hood, rear trunk lid and rear bumper, the originals all being retained. The Porsche was then repainted in its original Signal red scheme and the interior refurbished with a Spartan set of racing seats, seatbelts and window nets. A full roll cage was installed.

This new setup proved to be extremely effective, the car winning the Classic Division of the Targa Newfoundland that year as intended! Further events were planned, including a campaign on the grueling Carrera Panamericana, for which a 2.7 liter engine was built by Musante Motor Sports, and is currently fitted to the car, but ultimately that was not attempted.

Today, the Porsche remains set up and ready to go in its current rally spec form, and better still if down the line it was ever desired to return it back to original, virtually all the original parts including seats and matched numbers engine remain with the car.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note the estimate on this lot is revised to $150,000-$180,000
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<B>1965 PORSCHE 911 COUPE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 302023<BR />Engine no. 902193 (original) plus 2.2 and 2.7 (907847) liter engines
<B>1965 PORSCHE 911 COUPE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 302023<BR />Engine no. 902193 (original) plus 2.2 and 2.7 (907847) liter engines
<B>1965 PORSCHE 911 COUPE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 302023<BR />Engine no. 902193 (original) plus 2.2 and 2.7 (907847) liter engines
<B>1965 PORSCHE 911 COUPE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 302023<BR />Engine no. 902193 (original) plus 2.2 and 2.7 (907847) liter engines
<B>1965 PORSCHE 911 COUPE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 302023<BR />Engine no. 902193 (original) plus 2.2 and 2.7 (907847) liter engines
<B>1965 PORSCHE 911 COUPE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 302023<BR />Engine no. 902193 (original) plus 2.2 and 2.7 (907847) liter engines
<B>1965 PORSCHE 911 COUPE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 302023<BR />Engine no. 902193 (original) plus 2.2 and 2.7 (907847) liter engines
<B>1965 PORSCHE 911 COUPE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 302023<BR />Engine no. 902193 (original) plus 2.2 and 2.7 (907847) liter engines
<B>1965 PORSCHE 911 COUPE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 302023<BR />Engine no. 902193 (original) plus 2.2 and 2.7 (907847) liter engines
<B>1965 PORSCHE 911 COUPE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 302023<BR />Engine no. 902193 (original) plus 2.2 and 2.7 (907847) liter engines
<B>1965 PORSCHE 911 COUPE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 302023<BR />Engine no. 902193 (original) plus 2.2 and 2.7 (907847) liter engines
<B>1965 PORSCHE 911 COUPE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 302023<BR />Engine no. 902193 (original) plus 2.2 and 2.7 (907847) liter engines
<B>1965 PORSCHE 911 COUPE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 302023<BR />Engine no. 902193 (original) plus 2.2 and 2.7 (907847) liter engines
<B>1965 PORSCHE 911 COUPE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 302023<BR />Engine no. 902193 (original) plus 2.2 and 2.7 (907847) liter engines
<B>1965 PORSCHE 911 COUPE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 302023<BR />Engine no. 902193 (original) plus 2.2 and 2.7 (907847) liter engines
<B>1965 PORSCHE 911 COUPE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 302023<BR />Engine no. 902193 (original) plus 2.2 and 2.7 (907847) liter engines
<B>1965 PORSCHE 911 COUPE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 302023<BR />Engine no. 902193 (original) plus 2.2 and 2.7 (907847) liter engines
<B>1965 PORSCHE 911 COUPE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 302023<BR />Engine no. 902193 (original) plus 2.2 and 2.7 (907847) liter engines
<B>1965 PORSCHE 911 COUPE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 302023<BR />Engine no. 902193 (original) plus 2.2 and 2.7 (907847) liter engines
<B>1965 PORSCHE 911 COUPE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 302023<BR />Engine no. 902193 (original) plus 2.2 and 2.7 (907847) liter engines
<B>1965 PORSCHE 911 COUPE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 302023<BR />Engine no. 902193 (original) plus 2.2 and 2.7 (907847) liter engines
<B>1965 PORSCHE 911 COUPE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 302023<BR />Engine no. 902193 (original) plus 2.2 and 2.7 (907847) liter engines
<B>1965 PORSCHE 911 COUPE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 302023<BR />Engine no. 902193 (original) plus 2.2 and 2.7 (907847) liter engines
<B>1965 PORSCHE 911 COUPE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 302023<BR />Engine no. 902193 (original) plus 2.2 and 2.7 (907847) liter engines
<B>1965 PORSCHE 911 COUPE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 302023<BR />Engine no. 902193 (original) plus 2.2 and 2.7 (907847) liter engines
<B>1965 PORSCHE 911 COUPE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 302023<BR />Engine no. 902193 (original) plus 2.2 and 2.7 (907847) liter engines
<B>1965 PORSCHE 911 COUPE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 302023<BR />Engine no. 902193 (original) plus 2.2 and 2.7 (907847) liter engines
<B>1965 PORSCHE 911 COUPE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 302023<BR />Engine no. 902193 (original) plus 2.2 and 2.7 (907847) liter engines
<B>1965 PORSCHE 911 COUPE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 302023<BR />Engine no. 902193 (original) plus 2.2 and 2.7 (907847) liter engines
<B>1965 PORSCHE 911 COUPE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 302023<BR />Engine no. 902193 (original) plus 2.2 and 2.7 (907847) liter engines
<B>1965 PORSCHE 911 COUPE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 302023<BR />Engine no. 902193 (original) plus 2.2 and 2.7 (907847) liter engines
<B>1965 PORSCHE 911 COUPE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 302023<BR />Engine no. 902193 (original) plus 2.2 and 2.7 (907847) liter engines
<B>1965 PORSCHE 911 COUPE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 302023<BR />Engine no. 902193 (original) plus 2.2 and 2.7 (907847) liter engines
<B>1965 PORSCHE 911 COUPE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 302023<BR />Engine no. 902193 (original) plus 2.2 and 2.7 (907847) liter engines
<B>1965 PORSCHE 911 COUPE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 302023<BR />Engine no. 902193 (original) plus 2.2 and 2.7 (907847) liter engines
<B>1965 PORSCHE 911 COUPE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 302023<BR />Engine no. 902193 (original) plus 2.2 and 2.7 (907847) liter engines
<B>1965 PORSCHE 911 COUPE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 302023<BR />Engine no. 902193 (original) plus 2.2 and 2.7 (907847) liter engines
<B>1965 PORSCHE 911 COUPE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 302023<BR />Engine no. 902193 (original) plus 2.2 and 2.7 (907847) liter engines
<B>1965 PORSCHE 911 COUPE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 302023<BR />Engine no. 902193 (original) plus 2.2 and 2.7 (907847) liter engines
<B>1965 PORSCHE 911 COUPE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 302023<BR />Engine no. 902193 (original) plus 2.2 and 2.7 (907847) liter engines
<B>1965 PORSCHE 911 COUPE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 302023<BR />Engine no. 902193 (original) plus 2.2 and 2.7 (907847) liter engines
<B>1965 PORSCHE 911 COUPE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 302023<BR />Engine no. 902193 (original) plus 2.2 and 2.7 (907847) liter engines
<B>1965 PORSCHE 911 COUPE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 302023<BR />Engine no. 902193 (original) plus 2.2 and 2.7 (907847) liter engines
<B>1965 PORSCHE 911 COUPE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 302023<BR />Engine no. 902193 (original) plus 2.2 and 2.7 (907847) liter engines
<B>1965 PORSCHE 911 COUPE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 302023<BR />Engine no. 902193 (original) plus 2.2 and 2.7 (907847) liter engines
<B>1965 PORSCHE 911 COUPE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 302023<BR />Engine no. 902193 (original) plus 2.2 and 2.7 (907847) liter engines
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