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It’s Monte-Carlo or bust for this rally-spec classic Porsche 911

Did you know that the Porsche 911’s competition roots sprouted not on the racetrack but on the rally stage? This 911S is an authentic recreation of the car in which Vic Elford narrowly missed out on victory in the 1967 Monte-Carlo Rally. We know where we’d be headed if we were the lucky new owners…

The art of seduction

It was ‘Quick Vic’ Elford who first recognised the competition potential of the rear-engined Porsche 911 in the 1960s, managing to persuade the marque’s top brass in Stuttgart to field a car in the European Rally Championship. Sure enough, Elford became champion of the GT class in the 1967 season driving a 911S virtually identical to this car, which has just emerged for sale in the Classic Driver Market. It’s a highly original matching-numbers example from the same year, which was converted to the exact specification of Elford’s third-placed Monte-Carlo Rally car by its last custodian in the States. The conversion – which, by the way, is entirely reversible – was carried out with the help of Elford himself, ensuring every last detail was spot on, from the painted Dunlop logos on the tyres to the spare wheels on the roof and the back seat. Of course, should the new owner be so inclined, he or she could enter the car in the historic Monte-Carlo Rally and attempt to ‘seduce’ the classic 911 just like Elford did so masterfully back in the 1960s. What are you waiting for? 

Photos courtesy of Paul Stephens © 2019

You can find this 1967 Porsche 911S 2.0 listed for sale in the Classic Driver Market.