1965 Porsche 911 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 301930
Lot 135
1965 Porsche 911 'SWB' Coupé
£ 170,000 - 200,000
US$ 220,000 - 260,000

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1965 Porsche 911 'SWB' Coupé
Registration no. FUW 2C
Chassis no. 301930
*The second UK-supplied Porsche 911
*Ultra-rare original right-hand drive model
*Possibly the oldest surviving UK customer-delivered 911
*Much sought after 1st Series model
*Eligible for numerous prestigious events

Footnotes

  • Few sports cars have proved as versatile as Porsche's perennial 911, a model that, for the past 50 years, has proved equally capable as a Grand Tourer, circuit racer or rally car. A 'modern classic' if ever there was one, the 911 first appeared at the 1963 Frankfurt Motor Show as the '901', but shortly after production proper commenced in 1964 had become the '911' following Peugeot's complaints about the use of '0' model numbers. The preceding Type 356's rear-engined layout was retained but the 911 switched to unitary construction for the bodyshell and dropped the 356's VW-based suspension in favour of a more modern McPherson strut and trailing arm arrangement. In its first incarnation, Porsche's single-overhead-camshaft, air-cooled flat six engine displaced 1,991cc and produced 130bhp; progressively enlarged and developed, it would eventually grow to more than 3.0 litres and, in turbo-charged form, put out well over 300 horsepower.

    Manufactured in July 1965, this 1st Series (pre-A Programme) Porsche 911 was delivered new to the UK making it an ultra-rare European example, the bulk of production going to the USA, and is rarer still by being an original right-hand drive car. Chassis number '301930' is the second UK-supplied right-hand drive Porsche 911 and was delivered via the then concessionaires, AFN Ltd, to first owner W Kendrick of Walsall, Staffordshire (see chassis card on file). Extensive research has failed to uncover the whereabouts of the first UK-supplied car making this possibly the earliest customer-delivered 911 still in existence. Furthermore, '301930' is one of the very early, short-wheelbase cars of the type much favoured by the historic rallying fraternity, a situation that has led to unmodified examples such as this one becoming a great rarity and consequently much in demand.

    The Porsche was purchased 35 years ago by its third owner, whose poor health resulted in the car being mothballed for many years. Restored in 1985 (retaining its original interior), the car is described by the vendor as in generally good condition, though we are advised that the gearbox bearings are noisy. 'FUW 3C' has recently been retrieved by Mortimers and is being carefully re-commissioned ready for sale. It has also has been inspected and the VIN print checked by a highly respected Porsche historian, and has been verified as completely genuine. This very important and historic Porsche 911 represents possibly a once in a lifetime opportunity.
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