Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1965
  • Mileage 
    76 235 mi / 122 689 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    300723
  • Engine number 
    908107
  • Lot number 
    401
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Signal Red (6407)
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Ultra rare '300' chassis numbers were the first few 911s off the line in March 1965#300723 dates from mid-March 1965 and was built in left-hand drive destined for CaliforniaAccording to its Porsche COA, it was finished in Signal Red (6407) withBlack Leatherette andPeptia inlays, Webasto heater andBlaupunkt FrankfurtradioImported by our vendor from the USA around 30 years ago and UK registered SPY 271CUsed regularly up until three years ago when it was put into dry storage as part of our vendor's collectionAlthough running well prior to retirement, should be considered a light restoration or recommissioning projectOffered with No Reserve. An opportunity to own a very desirable, really early 911 in its purest formWe can glean from itsPorsche COA that #300723 rolled off the line in mid-March 1965 resplendent in a coat of Signal Red (6407) witha smart interior in black leatherette with Peptia cloth inlays. It was fittedfrom new with a Webasto petrol heater (P1018) and aBlaupunkt Frankfurtradio before being despatched to California where its first owner would have parted with around $6,500. Until its arrival on these shores around 30 years ago little is known of this little Porsche's adventures in the US but certainly, since then, it has remainedin the care ofits current owner in North Yorkshire.For most of those years, it was his daily driver but for the last few it's been kept cosy in his heated garage amongst the rest of his collection.Just prior to its retirement in mid-2017, the 911 was subject to a fair amount of work. From the relevant invoice, we can see that there was some corrosion on the right-hand side and the door pillar and sill were cut out and replaced. A new sill was fabricated, the floor pan repaired and the door apertures were then prepared and repainted. The invoice indicates some 66 hours labour on this job. At the same time, the car was serviced with fresh fluids,filters and gaskets, clearances checked, brakes adjusted and the driver's door window mechanism rebuilt and had some minor electrical work. The labour content was 16.5 hours and the combined bill was 7,388. The indicated mileage at the time was 76,042 meaning that the Porsche has only covered 193 miles since the work was carried out (atoc).Despite the above, we thinkthe car needs to be considered as a recommissioning or possibly a restoration project. It sits well and generally looks quite smart although in need of some detailing. The car hadn't run for three years and there was evidence of a small oil leak when we collected it so the decision was taken not to start it andthat aspect will need some consideration. In addition to all the regular owner's documentation, there is a copy of a magazine article featuring SPY 271C and indeed that attractive registration will remain with the car.It is incredibly rare to find a first-yearSWB 911so unmolested and free of updates andmodifications, making this example ideal to be gently returned to the purity of form that wowed the citizens ofStuggart as it rolled out of the factory in early 1965. Alternatively, if that's not on your agenda, there are a number ofsuitable (pre-1966) motor racing championships for which thecar is eligibleincluding events at Goodwood and Monaco and particularly the Peter Auto SWB 2.0-litreCup for which SPY 271C would be perfect.