1965 Porsche 911 CoupeSOLD

1965 Porsche 911 Coupe

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To be offered at auction without reserve at RM Sotheby's Monterey event, August 13-15, 2015. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/.

Chassis No.
303093

Estimate:
$250,000 - $350,000

OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE

130 bhp, 1,991 cc SOHC air-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine with dual Solex carburetors, five-speed manual transmission, independent front and rear suspension, and four-wheel disc brakes Wheelbase: 87 in.


An incredibly original, first paint, never restored short-wheelbase early 911
Original matching-numbers drivetrain; original interior
Includes factory owner's manual, Certificate of Authenticity, and copy of the factory Kardex

The Porsche 911 brought the Stuttgart automaker into a new era when it was introduced in 1965 as the larger and more powerful successor to the much-loved four-cylinder Type 356. Styled largely by Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, the 911 was powered by a new 2.0-liter, dry-sumped, air-cooled flat six that developed 130 horsepower at 6,100 rpm. Combined with a new five-speed manual transaxle, the relatively light 911 could achieve a 060 time below nine seconds and a top speed of about 130 mph.

Offered here is a Polo Red (code 6602) 1965 911 Coupe with a Black leatherette interior. Its chassis number indicates that it was built prior to July 1965, though the factory Kardex and Certificate of Authenticity show a delivery date of November 29, suggesting it remained with the factory for a while. From the factory, it was equipped with a Webasto gas heater, Blaupunkt Frankfurt radio with speaker and antenna, and a set of Phoenix tires.

The car was delivered to Mr. Roy Hagedorn, of Teaneck, New Jersey, and it then passed to Mr. Carl J. Demore Jr., of Ellington, Connecticut. He in turn sold it in June 1983 to Mr. Paul Virostek, of nearby Kensington. Beginning January 1, 1994, with the odometer reading 90,424, the owner began recording the car's annual mileage in the owner's manual, which shows the car was driven quite sparingly over the years. In April 1999, the engine was rebuilt by KAM Motorsports in Waterbury, Connecticut. Along the way, the Porsche was also fitted with a set of correctly date-stamped factory chrome wheels.

The consignor, an avid Porsche collector, acquired the car in late 2013 in California. He notes that the car is untouched and completely original inside and out. As such, it still wears all of its original first paint, interior, and even its wood-trimmed steering wheel. It is supplied with a correct spare wheel, jack, and tool roll, as well as a factory owner's manual. Unmolested, early short-wheelbase 911s such as this example are much sought after by Porsche enthusiasts today.

As the adage goes, It is only original once.

Reference Number 363568

as of 8/19/2015

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Car 1965 Porsche 911 Coupe
VIN 303093 
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