<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407

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Lot 110
1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe

Sold for US$ 207,200 inc. premium
1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe
Chassis no. 301327
Engine no. 901407

1,991 SOHC Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
2 Triple-choke Weber Carburetors
130bhp at 6,100rpm
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Highly-desirable first production year 301-series 911
*Delivered new as demonstrator for Porsche-legend Bob Holbert
*Exceptional restoration to factory correct specification
*Matching-numbers example finished in as-delivered livery
*The very beginning of the legend that is the Porsche 911


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.

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

Offered here is an exceedingly rare and beautifully restored example of the very first production-year Porsche 911. This example was produced at the Zuffenhausen-based Porsche plant in May of 1965, just about half a year into the production run of the now legendary model. This fine example was finished as it appears today; a 2.0 Coupe model with 5-speed manual transaxle, painted in the classic Light Ivory (6404 code) exterior paint. The interior was trimmed in red vinyl and remains equally in same configuration and color today. Options included a Webasto heater, Blaupunkt radio with antenna and an outside mirror. A letter from Porsche to a previous owner attests to all these details, and furthermore, mentions that the first owner was Mr. Bob Holbert and his Porsche agency in Warrington, Pennsylvania. Bob Holbert - a household name in the Porsche world - owned and operated the second oldest Porsche agency in the US at the time but was of course known around the world for his racing career. Largely behind the wheel of Porsches, he dominated some of the most prominent races such as Sebring and Le Mans 24 Hours. "Through his dealership and racing successes, Bob Holbert helped establish the Porsche brand in America," said Peter Schwarzenbauer, president and CEO of Porsche Cars North America at Holbert's death in 2007. "He was a true American Porsche pioneer."

This early Porsche 911 is known to have been in New Jersey by the 1990s. The car has most recently been treated to a comprehensive, nut and bolt restoration to exacting factory specifications by an authorized Porsche dealer. Photos on file from before the restoration was carried out reveals a complete and original car; an ideal candidate for restoration. During the restoration completed in 2014, the cars cosmetic and mechanical aspects were all attended to and brought back to the way they looked in Holbert's showroom in 1965, sporting the elegant and pure Light Ivory exterior paint with a neatly contrasting red vinyl interior. The original Blaupunkt radio is still in situ, and the correct chrome disc wheels are shod with lovely period-looking Michelin tires. Importantly, the car retains its original, matching-numbers engine.

The first 911 is considered by many enthusiasts as the purest of the company's air-cooled sports cars. With such an extensive, expertly conducted restoration this Porsche is perfectly suited for Concours judging; however, with as much attention paid to mechanics as aesthetics this car could easily be an enthusiast's driver to take on vintage tours and rallies such as the Copperstate 1000 or Tour Auto. The opportunity to find such a great 911 - with its matching numbers engine and wonderful restoration - does not come along often. This one, therefore, should be seriously considered by all 911 fans.
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<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
<b>1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 301327<br />Engine no. 901407
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