1968 Porsche 911

SWB

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    6/1968
  • Mileage 
    32 km / 20 mi
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Chassis number 
    11835507
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Polo Red
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Red
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    130 PS / 96 kW / 129 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Buy in aftersale at auctomobile.com for €99.990
Last production year of a short wheelbase (SWB)
One of the last 150 SWB Coupes built
Matching numbers
Porsche Certificate of Authenticity
Desirable 5-speed manual transmission
Previous owner since 1972
Sold new into the Netherlands
32 kilometres After a complete renovation in Great Britain by a brand specialist
All documents were checked and the car was photographed personally by Auctomobile
Other features: possibility of assisting with registration, transport, storage and Trusted Checkout payment

For the first seventeen years of its life, Porsche built just one road car, and that was the 356. You could choose different body styles, colors and a few engines, but the 356 was it. By the early 1960s, the car was becoming rather antiquated and the pushrod four was at the end of its development life. The complicated blind alley that was the 356 Carrera 2 four-cam two liter four cylinder was no answer for mass-production.
Under the internal type number 901, Porsche developed a completely new GT car that was evolutionary of the 356 but with better visibility, more shoulder room and an overhead cam 2.0 liter flat six-cylinder motor with about 40 more horsepower than a 356 Super. Early 911s had much of the vintage charm of a 356, including chrome trim inside and out. They also rusted with the same alacrity as the 356 and were more tail-happy because of the increased power and skinny 165-15 tires.
Any Porsche 911 and especially an early production example is expensive to restore. It’s best to consider sound, complete cars only.

This 911 was built in the last production year of a short wheelbase (SWB). It is a matching numbers example with a desirable 5-speed manual transmission, confirmed by a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, which is included also in the sale.
It was sold new into the Netherlands, the previous owner owned the car since 1972 and completely renovated in Great Britain by a brand specialist into a condition of a new car (32 kilometres after renovation) in 2019, when it was imported to Czech Republic and it comes with a US title.