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Lot 177: Porsche 911 SWB to R specification

HISTORIC COLLECTORS MOTORCARS, Coys (29 June 2013)

In 1966 Porsche introduced the more powerful 911S, the engine's power raised to 160PS and alloy wheels from Fuchs, in a distinctive 5-leaf design, were offered for the first time. In motorsport at the same time, installed in the mid-engined Porsche 904 and Porsche 906, the engine was developed to 210 PS. This desirable Short Wheelbase 1968 911 is finished in the legendary Grand Prix white with black Porsche decals. Offered from a European collector, it has formed part of his collection for many years. Chassis 11835259 has been uprated to resemble the legendary 911R; Porsche's lightweight racing version. Bodily the car is in good order, with widened rear arches and early desirable 'R' style front bumper. The black interior is also in good order, with contrasting white dials, rare original 68' specification door cards, and black period correct seats. Mechanically, the engine has been uprated to 2.7 RS specification, running on carburettors, which arguably gives this 911 a powerplant that operates in its purest form- breathing as Porsche intended. Not to be mistaken with other, more common 911RS look alikes, this SWB 911 must be one of the best on the market today. Complete with a dating letter from Mike Worthington-Williams and recently serviced by a UK specialist, 11835259 is now ready to be UK registered. With 911R's now reaching telephone number figures, and with 'S' specification cars well over the 100,000 mark this real SWB 911 offers its new custodian the opportunity to use a car which has been upgraded to offer the ultimate 911 experience at a fraction of the build price.

Lot Details
Auction HISTORIC COLLECTORS MOTORCARS
Coys, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PX
TypeCar
Lot Number177
Estimate£40000-£50000
Outcome NOT SOLD
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Year1968
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Chassis number11835259
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