1965 Porsche 911

2.0 Coupé

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    5/1965
  • Mileage 
    3 830 km / 2 380 mi
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Number of doors 
    3
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    White
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    130 PS / 96 kW / 129 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

The Porsche 356 enjoyed a decade-plus of production, but by 1959 the company knew it needed an updated replacement. The new design had a longer wheelbase, more interior space, and more power and amenities. At Ferdinand Porsche’s insistence, this new coupe would retain the fast-back styling of the 356 but be powered by a modern six-cylinder overhead-cam air-cooled engine. A non-running mock-up of the new design, initially designated as the Type 901, first saw the light of day in September 1963, at the Frankfurt Auto Show.

A running demonstration model was shown in early 1964 and actual production started after the annual August break. The car was powered by a new two-litre, dry-sumped, air-cooled flat six which developed 130 bhp at 6,100 rpm. Combined with a new five-speed manual transaxle, the relatively light sports car could achieve a 0–60 time of less than nine seconds and a top speed of about 130 mph, a marked improvement over its predecessor. A small number of the new coupes were completed by the end of 1964, but the model number was changed to “911” beginning in 1965 to mollify French automaker Peugeot, which claimed trademark rights to model designators containing a “Zero” as the middle digit. Thus the 911 entered the pantheon of immortal car designs.

According to a copy of its original factory Kardex, this 911 coupe was completed in May 1965, This car was fitted with black leatherette upholstery and a radio/antenna package, accessories.

It retains its original leatherette interior with three-point seatbelts, highlighted by a wood-rimmed steering wheel, and the handsome wood-veneer dashboard trim housing VDO instrumentation. A set of original wheels conceal the four-wheel disc brakes. The car is in good condition.

Arguably one of the most iconic cars in the world, the Porsche 911 has captured the hearts of automotive enthusiasts for years. This car, a stunning, first-generation, short-wheelbase 911 is a very sought-after model among Porsche collectors.