1965 Porsche  911 2.0-litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 302577 Engine no. 902758

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1965 Porsche 911 2.0-litre 'SWB' Coupé
Chassis no. 302577 Engine no. 902758

Sold for € 161,000 (US$ 191,944) inc. premium
1965 Porsche 911 2.0-litre 'SWB' Coupé
Chassis no. 302577
Engine no. 902758
•Much sought after 1st Series 'Short Wheel Base' model
•Original 'Aga-blue' livery from new
•Matching numbers
•Restored to concours standard at no expense spared
•Techno Classica award-winner in 2019
•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.

    This desirable 1st Series (pre-A Programme) Porsche 911 was delivered new on 14th October 1965 to P.C. Southwest in San Antonio, USA as confirmed by its accompanying Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. Chassis number '302577' is one of the 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.

    In 2006 the car was brought back to Germany and in 2015 was bought by the current vendor, a Porsche collector, who commissioned a full restoration with no corners cut. Undertaken by Dutch specialists, the rebuild took two years to complete and was photographically documented (see history file). This restoration included a full engine and gearbox rebuild, a six-coat re-spray in the original Aga Blue livery, re-chroming of the brightwork, a new interior in Pepita, and an overhaul of the instruments. The body restoration was carried out by Garage Houwers of Winterswijk, while the matching engine and gearbox were rebuilt by Koban Tuning of Lichtenvoorde, Holland. Closest attention to detail was taken to bring everything back to original specification, even down to the tinted windows and the original Blaupunkt radio. In total, some €140,000 were spent to return the car to the almost 'as new' condition it is presented in today, with many invoices available. Only some 100 kilometres have been covered since the restoration's completion and this beautiful Porsche 911 is presented in commensurately excellent condition. Indeed, in 2019 at Techno Classica, Essen this car's fine quality was recognised by a concours award from the organisers, SIHA (trophy included in sale). The car is offered with its Porsche Certificate of Authenticity confirming 'matching numbers', German registration papers and the aforementioned restoration records.


    In 2006 the car was brought back to Germany and in 2015 was bought by the current vendor, a Porsche collector, who commissioned a full restoration with no corners cut. Undertaken by Dutch specialists, the rebuild took two years to complete and was photographically documented (see history file). This restoration included a full engine and gearbox rebuild, a six-coat re-spray in the original Aga Blue livery, re-chroming of the brightwork, a new interior in Pepita, and an overhaul of the instruments. The body restoration was carried out by Garage Houwers of Winterswijk, while the matching engine and gearbox were rebuilt by Koban Tuning of Lichtenvoorde, Holland. Closest attention to detail was taken to bring everything back to original specification, even down to the tinted windows and the original Blaupunkt radio. In total, some €140,000 were spent to return the car to the almost 'as new' condition it is presented in today, with many invoices available. Only some 100 kilometres have been covered since the restoration's completion and this beautiful Porsche 911 is presented in commensurately excellent condition. Indeed, in 2019 at Techno Classica, Essen this car's fine quality was recognised by a concours award from the organisers, SIHA (trophy included in sale). The car is offered with its Porsche Certificate of Authenticity confirming 'matching numbers', German registration papers and the aforementioned restoration records.

Saleroom notices

  • The Certificate illustrated in the printed catalogue is not the correct one, but the document for this car, stating matching numbers is on file and illustrated online.
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1965 Porsche  911 2.0-litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 302577 Engine no. 902758
1965 Porsche  911 2.0-litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 302577 Engine no. 902758
1965 Porsche  911 2.0-litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 302577 Engine no. 902758
1965 Porsche  911 2.0-litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 302577 Engine no. 902758
1965 Porsche  911 2.0-litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 302577 Engine no. 902758
1965 Porsche  911 2.0-litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 302577 Engine no. 902758
1965 Porsche  911 2.0-litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 302577 Engine no. 902758
1965 Porsche  911 2.0-litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 302577 Engine no. 902758
1965 Porsche  911 2.0-litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 302577 Engine no. 902758
1965 Porsche  911 2.0-litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 302577 Engine no. 902758
1965 Porsche  911 2.0-litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 302577 Engine no. 902758
1965 Porsche  911 2.0-litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 302577 Engine no. 902758
1965 Porsche  911 2.0-litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 302577 Engine no. 902758
1965 Porsche  911 2.0-litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 302577 Engine no. 902758
1965 Porsche  911 2.0-litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 302577 Engine no. 902758
1965 Porsche  911 2.0-litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 302577 Engine no. 902758
1965 Porsche  911 2.0-litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 302577 Engine no. 902758
1965 Porsche  911 2.0-litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 302577 Engine no. 902758
1965 Porsche  911 2.0-litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 302577 Engine no. 902758
1965 Porsche  911 2.0-litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 302577 Engine no. 902758
1965 Porsche  911 2.0-litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 302577 Engine no. 902758
1965 Porsche  911 2.0-litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 302577 Engine no. 902758
1965 Porsche  911 2.0-litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 302577 Engine no. 902758
1965 Porsche  911 2.0-litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 302577 Engine no. 902758
1965 Porsche  911 2.0-litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 302577 Engine no. 902758
1965 Porsche  911 2.0-litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 302577 Engine no. 902758
1965 Porsche  911 2.0-litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 302577 Engine no. 902758
1965 Porsche  911 2.0-litre 'SWB' Coupé  Chassis no. 302577 Engine no. 902758
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