1968 Porsche 911

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1968
  • Mileage 
    18 400 mi / 29 612 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    11820482
  • Engine number 
    2080533
  • Lot number 
    427
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blue
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual

Description

Rare, German-market left-hand driveshort wheelbaseearly 911 TStunningly presented in Sky Blue with a new tan leatherette interiorSupplied originally throughHulpert & Co of Dortmund to its first ownerMoved to Honolulu in 1980.Engine upgraded at this time.Arius high comppistons, 2.2L barrels and S-spec camsWith its second owner for 35 years before moving to San FranciscoFour owners in total.Current since 2016 when he commenced a full restorationPorsche COA confirms matching numbers.Recent paperwork and an owners manualIntroduced at the 1963 Frankfurt Motor Show the basic Porsche 911 design would run virtually unchanged for twenty-nine years. Ferdinand Porsche had been working on the design since the late fifties as a better performing replacement for the 356. Today his design still underpins the production of Porsche AG of Stuttgart. Before long the merits of using the Porsche 911 in competitive Motorsport became apparent and history records it as one of the most successful campaigners of all time. From the 24 Hours of Le Mans to grass-roots Motorsport, the 911 was simply the car to have.This very special car retainsits original aluminium crankcase air-cooled flat-6 with twin weber IDT triple-choke carburettors and was optioned from the factory with Fuchs 5.5J x 15" wheels, front fog lights, and original AM/FM radio, all still with the car. It was first registered in Germany, sold by dealers Hlpert & Co. out of Dortmund in the North Rhine-Westphalia region. It spent its early life with its first owner in Germany through the '70s, before being soldand exported to Honolulu, Hawaii in 1980, where it was repainted from it's original Bahama Yellow to the Sky Blue it wears now. The second owner maintained the car for 35 years from 1980 through to 2015, whenit was purchased by an enthusiast in San Francisco who commenced some initial recommissioning work. In 2016 ourvendor purchased the car from San Francisco and imported it into the UK for a more thorough restoration.The engine was rebuilt during its time in Honolulu and has been upgraded with Arius high compression pistons, 2.2L barrels and S-spec cams. An 'S'-spec rear anti-roll bar has also been added. Carburettors, distributor, brake system and shift mechanism have been rebuilt. Fuel hoses, oil hoses, wheel bearings and suspension bushes have all been replaced. In 2017, the car underwent a full underfloor, interior, under bonnet and wheel arch bare metal strip and zinc phosphate anti-rust treatment, prior to being colour matched and refinished in itsexisting Sky Blue hue. The interior was subsequently restored and retrimmed with a new headlining and Tan 'Feintuft' velour carpets.The driver and passenger seats and all interior vinyl sectionshave been sympathetically restored, refurbishingexisting materials wherever possible to maintain the patination.The car has new headlamps, front sidelight and tail light assemblies with new rubber seals all round. The heater system and driveshafts have alsobeen rebuilt. UK registration and the car's first UK MOT was issued in April 2017 and it has been enjoyed on the road ever since. The car was a Porsche Club GB National Concours finalist in 2018 and is suppliedwith a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, consecutiveMOTs, a maintenance record and the original owner's handbook.