1966 Porsche 911 2.0-Litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 303 419 Engine no. 903 512
Lot 42
1966 Porsche 911 2.0-Litre 'SWB' Coupé
Sold for €83,958 (US$ 99,121) inc. premium

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1966 Porsche 911 2.0-Litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 303 419 Engine no. 903 512 1966 Porsche 911 2.0-Litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 303 419 Engine no. 903 512 1966 Porsche 911 2.0-Litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 303 419 Engine no. 903 512 1966 Porsche 911 2.0-Litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 303 419 Engine no. 903 512 1966 Porsche 911 2.0-Litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 303 419 Engine no. 903 512 1966 Porsche 911 2.0-Litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 303 419 Engine no. 903 512 1966 Porsche 911 2.0-Litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 303 419 Engine no. 903 512 1966 Porsche 911 2.0-Litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 303 419 Engine no. 903 512 1966 Porsche 911 2.0-Litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 303 419 Engine no. 903 512 1966 Porsche 911 2.0-Litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 303 419 Engine no. 903 512 1966 Porsche 911 2.0-Litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 303 419 Engine no. 903 512 1966 Porsche 911 2.0-Litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 303 419 Engine no. 903 512 1966 Porsche 911 2.0-Litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 303 419 Engine no. 903 512 1966 Porsche 911 2.0-Litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 303 419 Engine no. 903 512 1966 Porsche 911 2.0-Litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 303 419 Engine no. 903 512 1966 Porsche 911 2.0-Litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 303 419 Engine no. 903 512 1966 Porsche 911 2.0-Litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 303 419 Engine no. 903 512 1966 Porsche 911 2.0-Litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 303 419 Engine no. 903 512 1966 Porsche 911 2.0-Litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 303 419 Engine no. 903 512 1966 Porsche 911 2.0-Litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 303 419 Engine no. 903 512 1966 Porsche 911 2.0-Litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 303 419 Engine no. 903 512 1966 Porsche 911 2.0-Litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 303 419 Engine no. 903 512 1966 Porsche 911 2.0-Litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 303 419 Engine no. 903 512 1966 Porsche 911 2.0-Litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 303 419 Engine no. 903 512 1966 Porsche 911 2.0-Litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 303 419 Engine no. 903 512 1966 Porsche 911 2.0-Litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 303 419 Engine no. 903 512 1966 Porsche 911 2.0-Litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 303 419 Engine no. 903 512 1966 Porsche 911 2.0-Litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 303 419 Engine no. 903 512 1966 Porsche 911 2.0-Litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 303 419 Engine no. 903 512 1966 Porsche 911 2.0-Litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 303 419 Engine no. 903 512 1966 Porsche 911 2.0-Litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 303 419 Engine no. 903 512 1966 Porsche 911 2.0-Litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 303 419 Engine no. 903 512 1966 Porsche 911 2.0-Litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 303 419 Engine no. 903 512 1966 Porsche 911 2.0-Litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 303 419 Engine no. 903 512 1966 Porsche 911 2.0-Litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 303 419 Engine no. 903 512
1966 Porsche 911 2.0-Litre 'SWB' Coupé
Chassis no. 303 419
Engine no. 903 512
•Believed built in 1965 and one of the first to be delivered in 1966
•Matching numbers engine producing 180bhp
•Many desirable upgrades
•Eligible for numerous prestigious events

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 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.

The first of countless up-grades came in 1966 with the introduction of the 911S. Easily distinguishable by its stylish Fuchs five-spoked alloy wheels, the 'S' featured a heavily revised engine producing 160bhp, the increased urge raising top speed by 16km/h to 217km/h. A lengthened wheelbase was introduced in 1969, and then in 1970 the engine underwent the first of many enlargements - to 2.2 litres.

This particular 911 is one of the early, short-wheelbase cars of the type much favoured by the historic rallying fraternity, a situation that has led to original examples such as this one becoming a great rarity. A 1966 model built towards the end of 1965, chassis number '303 419' was delivered on Germany's first working day in 1966 and shipped to the VW-Pacific dealership in Culver City, California, USA. The accompanying copy of the Porsche Kardex confirms the foregoing delivery details and lists the following desirable factory options: a Webasto heater, floor mats, and tinted windows all round. The car remained in the USA until 1997 when it was imported into Europe and went to Holland, its new owner being Mr Armin van Ewijk of Rotterdam. By importing the car back into Europe, the authorities took a date of first registration prior to the cars' delivery date as was the case frequently in Holland. 30-06-1965 then became the date of first registration which made this car eligible for most prestigious races with built date limit 1965.
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The Porsche was then prepared to regularity-rally specification, being fitted with sport seats, a roll cage, a trip master, two spotlights on the front, one spotlight on the back, etc. At the same time the original engine was taken out and another (overhauled) 2.0-litre engine installed. Driven by Mr van Ewijk and his wife (members of the ROHAC in Holland), the car was entered in various prestigious events including the Tulpen Rally (where it finished 2nd overall in the touring class) and ABC Rally (2007) and many others. The current owner bought the car in 2011, and he too has taken part in many rallies with it.

The vendor advises us that the Porsche has always been well looked after mechanically, and that works carried out have included overhauling the suspension, brakes, and clutch. It was decided to sell the existing 2.0-litre engine and reinstall the original matching-numbers engine, tuned to produce up to around 180hp. We are advised that this reinstatement was carried out only some 3,000 kilometres ago, and that this more powerful engine makes the car a true pleasure to drive. A Bonhams specialist had the pleasure to drive this Porsche over a 40-kilometre route and confirms that it performs very well. A real driver's car, it is ready to compete at any event or, alternatively, could relatively easily be returned to original specification should the fortunate next owner so desire.
Accompanying documentation consists of Dutch registration papers, FIVA Identity Card (issued 2010), sundry invoices for parts and work carried out, a taxation report (dated 2015), various competition results, and the aforementioned Kardex copy.

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