<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264

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Lot 279
1968 Porsche 911S Coupe

US$ 190,000 - 230,000
£ 150,000 - 180,000
Amended
1968 Porsche 911S Coupe
Chassis no. 11800240
Engine no. 4080264

1991cc SOHC Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
Dual Weber 40 IDS 3-Barrel Downdraft Carburetors
160bhp at 6600rpm
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Ventilated Disc Brakes

*Matching numbers example
*European delivery
*Restored to original specification
*Attractive color combination
*Many desirable options


THE 1968 PORSCHE 911S
1968 found Porsche in a difficult position: New American emissions-control regulations had just been imposed, which would strangle the automaker's flagship 911 "Super", whose horizontally-opposed, two-liter air-cooled SOHC six, fed by a pair of big Weber downdraft carburetors, pumped out 160 willing horses. Unfortunately, that engine, without some extremely careful carb re-jetting and tuning, would not meet the new standards, so Porsche decided to replace the high-performance "S" in the United States with the new "L", or "Luxus", which offered all the normal high-end interior trim, uprated suspension, and big brakes but with the mild, air-pump-fitted 130 horsepower engine from the base 911 in the tail. A few examples of the new short-wheelbase Euro-spec 1968 911S found their way into the US, but nearly all were sold in Europe and other countries.
The 1968 911S in Euro form boasted all the right stuff: a very strong motor equipped with forged high-compression light-alloy pistons, forged and nitrided connecting rods, and bigger valves. Underneath were McPherson struts, rack-and-pinion steering, and large disc brakes with light-alloy calipers all around. There were Koni adjustable shocks, a stiffer front anti-sway bar, and an anti-sway bar added at the rear. As Car and Driver magazine had remarked in 1967, this impressively light (2400 lbs) automobile was not one to be taken casually.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Completed on October 9, 1967 and delivered new to an Ernst Schuler of Siegen, Germany, this very desirable 911S was clearly built for a driving enthusiast who didn't mind attracting attention. According to its accompanying Certificate of Originality, it left the factory painted in vivid Blutorang (Tangerine) with a black leather interior. Herr Schuler had the factory install a pair of optional Sport Seats, a pair of matching headrests, a limited-slip differential, tinted glass all around, a heated rear window, a rear-window wiper, a Webasto auxiliary gasoline heater, and Dunlop tires. Standard equipment included a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Koni shocks and the handsome and now iconic five-spoke Fuchs aluminum alloy wheels. Schuler didn't order a radio; why bother, when the high-revving six provided so much aural entertainment?

It is unknown when this example arrived in America, but at some point a subsequent owner decided to respray the body Light Ivory and change the interior to beige. The original metric speedometer and odometer head was replaced with a standard US-spec instrument that currently indicates just over 24,000 miles. The previous original total mileage is unknown. In this form the car was acquired by Road Scholars in Raleigh, North Carolina, which offered it for sale in 2017. It was fully numbers-matching, and Road Scholars described it as potentially a great basis for a full restoration.

It was soon sold to the owners of European Performance in Raleigh, whose owners embarked on a comprehensive reconstruction to factory-original specification. The shell was taken down to bare-metal and placed on a rotisserie to give access to any potential underbody repair. The body was resprayed in its correct original color, and a new leather interior was sourced from Autobahn in California. The suspension was fully rebuilt with new Koni shocks, new tire rod ends, and new bushings. A new master cylinder was installed, along with new brake lines. The engine, both Weber carburetors, and transmission were properly rebuilt, and a new clutch assembly and exhaust system installed. A new tinted windshield was required, but all the other glass is original. The exterior gold emblems and lettering were replaced with new. Exterior chrome parts were re-plated as necessary, and the stainless rocker trim replaced. The original Fuchs alloy wheels were refinished by Harvey Weidman and fitted with new tires.

This spotless 1968 911S coupe is supplied with a correct Fuchs spare wheel, a jack, tool kit, and a folio of restoration invoices. This is an outstanding example of Porsche's determination to build the world's best driver's car, and is sure to please the most discriminating enthusiast.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note, this vehicle is titled under the model year 1967.
Contacts
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
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<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
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<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
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<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
<b>1968 Porsche 911S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 11800240<br />Engine no. 4080264
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