1967 Porsche 911

2.0S 'Monte Carlo Tribute'

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1967
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Red
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

According to its accompanying Certificate of Authenticity this, left-hand drive, matching numbers, '67 911 S left the factory in October 1966 finished in Polo Red and was destined for the European market. The Certificate also states that this car was ordered with various desirable factory options including Recaro sports seats and very rare limited slip differential and drive shafts. Subsequently, the car was exported to the US where it was to remain until 2017.

The last owner prior to it being exported to the UK was interested in the 911's 1960s sporting pedigree and was a particular fan of the London-born, 1967 European rally champion, Vic Elford. He decided that he wanted create a recreation of the 1967 Monte Carlo car. While looking for a suitable car for this project he came across a matching numbers, European specification, 911 S complete with factory limited slip differential which in 2005 had undergone a full restoration by The Vintage Motorcar Company in Atlanta, Georgia in its original colours to a 'Concours' standard and as a result, enjoyed much success on the Concours circuit.

He then commissioned marque specialists 'Paterek Brothers' to replicate the rally car faithfully, but with the remit to return the car to its original specification if required. To further help with the authenticity of an accurate recreation, he contacted Quick Vic himself, whose recollections of car and the event where surprisingly sharp and clear, further accuracy was obtained by original photography of the car from the event. Once the impressive job was finished, Vic Elford himself proclaimed it —“A spectacular, exact nut and bolt re-creation, exactly how we drove it".

This rare, SWB 1967 'S' offers a unique combination of both originality and motorsport character and could be easily returned to its original road-going form or, enjoyed in its current, iconic guise as a tribute to one of motorsport's greats.