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1965 Porsche 911 SWB
Lot No.: 351
Chassis Number: 302094
Engine Number: 902154
Number of cylinders: 6
Year of Manufacture: 1965
Estimate (£): 100,000 - 120,000
(+buyer’s premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)
When Porsche introduced their 911 model back in 1963, the sports car market throughout the world was taken aback by its slightly unconventional looks, light weight, advanced engineering and outstanding performance and handling. The very early cars featured a short wheelbase chassis and a smooth, flat-six 'Boxer' engine of two-litres capacity, that endowed the car with comparatively good performance. This was enhanced at the end of '65 / early '66 by the introduction of the 'S' variant which benefitted from 158BHP, as well as larger brakes, 'Fuchs' alloy wheels and a close-ratio, 5-speed gearbox.
This, matching numbers, 1965 Porsche 911 was imported by our vendor from the USA in 2013 and has resided in his significant private collection ever since. The Certificate of Authenticity that accompanies the car confirms the matching numbers and the correct colour of 'Polo Red' (6602) with complementary black leatherette trim.
Production of this car was completed on the 1st September 1965, making it a really early example (302094) still fuelled through its Solex carbs and Pierburg fuel pump. The engine itself has just been carefully rebuilt along with the fuel system including the carburetors, and the car is now UK registered with a long MOT.
Whilst not a restored car, this 911 appears to be in good condition and retains some early and rare features only found on 1965 cars. The wheels fitted are after-market items but look to be period and quite unusual.
There are some invoices from the USA but no actual service history accompanying the vehicle. This is a rare opportunity to acquire an early, matching numbers, 911 to use and enjoy on UK roads this summer or, dating from 1965, could potentially be a candidate for conversion to a competition car and qualify for a number of 'Blue Riband' racing events around the world.