1968 Porsche 911

S Short Wheelbase - RHD, one of 35

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1968
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - The Spirit of Motoring
Ascot Racecourse,
Ascot,
Berkshire SL5 7JX
Saturday 3 October 2009
Registration Number: 995 HRY Chassis Number: 11800468
It was evident to Porsche management in the late Fifties that the 356 series was rapidly becoming dated and reaching the end of its development potential, so in 1959 Ferdinand Porsche began designing a new car. A number of criteria were laid down: the car would have no more than a 2,200mm wheelbase and would carry two adults and two children.
The new model was introduced at the Frankfurt Show in September 1963. It was a significant advance on the outgoing car, providing greater performance, space and refinement. The new engine, a 1,991cc opposed 6 cylinder unit, was designed by Ferdinand Piech, Dr Porsche’s nephew. Situated in the rear to maximise space efficiency, it produced 130bhp. Not only has this model now become seemingly immortal, but it has undergone the most rigorous development programme over its life of po