1967 Porsche 911S Coupe
Year of manufacture1967
$140,000 - $160,000
The year 1967 saw the introduction of Porsche’s first high-performance 911—the 911 S, or “Super.” Building on the already impressive 911 platform, the new 160 bhp “S” featured a higher-compression (9.8:1) engine with larger valves, forged light-alloy pistons on forged and nitride connecting rods, a revised exhaust system, and a pair of 40 mm Weber triple-throat downdraft carburetors. The new 911 S came standard with new 4.5×15-inch Fuchs lightweight forged alloy wheels, Koni shock absorbers, ventilated brake discs, a larger-diameter front anti-roll bar, and a new rear anti-roll bar. Porsche added some additional distinctive trim to the body, while the engineers also managed to trim its weight. The new 911 S, capable of 140 mph, would become the benchmark for precision-built, well-equipped, and moderately priced sports cars.
This ’67 S was completed on 26 April 1967. It left the factory finished in Light Ivory (6604) with an interior trimmed in black leatherette, and sporting Dunlop tires. It was optioned with a Webasto heater, two headrests, antenna, speaker, two shoulder seat belts, and warning lights. The Porsche was sold through noted German dealer Otto Glöckler in Frankfurt to a Dr. Armin Wiedemann of Bad Homburg, Germany. The factory Kardex notes that the car returned to Glöcker in 1967 and 1968 for servicing.
Today the 911 S is coming out of long-term ownership dating to the 1973. It presents very nicely, wearing an older repaint in its original shade of Light Ivory, with the interior believed to be mostly original. The car has been further enhanced with fog lights and a wood-rimmed steering wheel, adding to the already great look of the exterior and interior. It retains its original engine and gearbox, confirmed by a copy of the Kardex, which is included on file.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/0120.