The most historically significant of all Porsche models, so far, has been the 911, which was introduced in 1964 and, in much the same form, was to be the mainstay of Porsche production for more than 30 years, albeit constantly modified and uprated. With broadly similar layout to the 356, the 911 had a steel platform chassis with springing by torsion bars, MacPherson front struts and rear trailing arms, and flat-6 air-cooled engine and 5-speed transmission first seen on the 904. More than 40 years later, early 911s continue to be competitive on circuit or special stage.
The 308221 chassis number stamped into the body shell in the correct place indicates that this short-wheelbase 911 Coupe was manufactured in Stuttgart in 1967, one of 1600 Coupes to roll off the assembly line that year. Featuring the engine it left the factory with and sporting a California Black Plate, this 911 was the subject of a recent restoration by Classic Showcase of Oceanside, California that brought