1968 PORSCHE 911L
Designer: Ferdinand ‘Butzi’ Porsche Erwin Komenda
Estimate: $135,000 - $155,000
Chassis Number: 11805378
Decoded: 11=Porsche 911; 8=1968 Year of Production; 0=911L Coupe Body; 5378=Serial
Engine: 1991 CC Air-Cooled Flat-Six Engine
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Four Wheel Disk Brakes with Ventilated Front Rotors
Mileage: 27,184 Believed Actual
• 1 of Only 449 Single-Year 911Ls
• Unrestored Survivor
• Original Fuchs Wheels, Elephant Hide Doors and Fitted Luggage
The Model: Ferdinand ‘Butzi’ Porsche sketched the concept of a larger replacement for the legendary 356 in 1959. First shown in 1963, the new 911 chassis developed in parallel with the new 901 engine, an air cooled flat-six with a 1,991cc displacement. Although production began in 1964, the first ‘big’ Porsches weren’t available in the United States until early 1965. The 911 received a number of developments quickly as the 901 engine, the brakes and suspension components rapidly improved. The 911S of 1966 received the most powerful engine and braking system, but this model was not available in the US market until 1969. The 911L appeared for the 1968 model year only with better comfort and trim levels the base model. The 911L received an uprated 130 bhp engine and the brake upgrades of the ‘S’ model, making it the top specification car in the US market for 1968. The combination of uprated performance and higher overall specification has made the short-production 911L a rare and sought after Porsche.
The Car: This rare 911 is one of only 449 911Ls produced. More amazing still is that it is an incredibly well-optioned survivor. It was resprayed in its original white three years ago, but has never been restored. The incredible condition inside and out supports the belief that the low mileage is genuine. It retains its original black and red plaid interior, rare ‘Elephant Hide’ doors and impossible to find Deluxe carpeting. This 911L also has factory fitted luggage and its original Fuchs wheels. All original books and tools are included as are a file of receipts for the paint and recent mechanical overhaul. What a remarkable chance to secure not only a rare 911L, but one in this condition with so many desirable options. This is a superb early 911 and incredible investment opportunity.