1967 Porsche 911S Coupe
Year of manufacture1967
Among Porsche’s original short-wheelbase 911s, the high-performance 911 S of 1967 is surely the most significant. The ’67 911 S was a serious sports car. The first-year S delivered 160 bhp and 132 foot-pounds of torque from its two-liter engine, passed through a competition-based five-speed transmission. This gave the model outstanding performance for the day: zero to 60 in less than seven seconds and a maximum speed of 140 mph.
Offered here is a fully restored example that is showing just 73,000 miles and spent a good portion of its life in storage. According to its Porsche-issued Certificate of Authenticity, chassis 308081S was completed 9 June 1967, delivered in Polo Red over Black Leatherette. Optional fog lamps and a Blaupunkt New York radio with speakers and antenna were included. It was originally sold by noted Porsche dealer Stoddard in Willoughby, Ohio. Its first owner kept the car for 28 years, accruing just a few thousand miles per year. The second long-term owner drove this 911 S only intermittently, as a growing family made it impractical for transportation. He also found it challenging to maintain, as the rural family lived some hundred miles from the nearest dealer. Over time the 911 had been repainted white and the original 4.5×15-inch Fuchs alloys had been replaced with wider steel wheels. In the 1990s, the Porsche was parked in a dry, heated barn, where it remained until 2015, when it was offered for sale in need of restoration.
Its new owner commissioned a bare-metal, nut-and-bolt restoration by marque specialist Straat Automobile in Miami, Florida. The car was refinished in its original Polo Red and received a completely new interior and a comprehensive mechanical overhaul. A set of correct early Fuchs alloys were sourced and installed. This very collectible 911 S is an excellent example to enjoy again as a spirited driver or competitive concours entrant. It is supplied with spare, jack, and tools, a file of receipts, and restoration photographs.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/mo19.