The Porsche 70th Anniversary Auction | Lot 210
1967 Porsche 911 S Coupe
$229,600 USD | Sold
| Atlanta, Georgia
27 October 2018
- Comprehensively restored and fully dialed in
- Engine and gearbox have been rebuilt and finely tuned
- Tastefully lowered suspension and wider 5.5-in. wheels
- Mechanical sorting and suspension setup by the renowned 901 Shop
- Presented in attractive Light Ivory over black leather with houndstooth interior
- An exceptionally well-handling and driving 911 S
The long-running Porsche 911 arrived in 1964, replacing the 356 and creating a modern classic in the process. The latter’s rear-engine architecture was retained, but the 911 switched to unitary construction for the body shell and dropped the 356’s VW-based suspension in favor of a more modern McPherson strut and trailing arm arrangement. In its first incarnation, the single-overhead-camshaft, air-cooled flat-six displaced 1,991 cc and produced 130 bhp; progressively enlarged and developed, it would eventually grow to more than three liters over time.
The first of countless upgrades came in 1966 with the announcement of the 911 S. Easily distinguished by its stylish Fuchs five-spoke alloy wheels, the ‘S’ featured a heavily revised engine producing 160 bhp – an increase of 30 percent over the regular 911, lifting the top speed to 140 mph. Other improvements included Koni shock absorbers, a front anti-roll bar for a sportier chassis, and more powerful ventilated disc brakes. Over the past 40 years, few sports cars have proved as versatile as the perennial Porsche 911, a model that has proved equally capable as a grand tourer, circuit racer, or rally car.
In 2015, this beautiful 911 S benefitted from a comprehensive cosmetic and mechanical restoration. The work was performed by Porsche expert Greg Michealean at the well-known and respected 901 Shop in Florida. The original two-liter engine was fully rebuilt, balanced, blueprinted, and finely tuned, resulting in an extraordinarily smooth and powerful driving 911. Electronic ignition was also added for reliability. The gearbox was likewise fully rebuilt and fitted with a short-throw shifter for smoother and more predictable gear changes.
The 901 shop also dialed in the factory suspension, including tastefully lowering the car by adjusting the torsion bars. A set of 5.5-in. Fuchs-style wheels, including the spare, were also fitted to improve the already capable handing as well as enhance the iconic appearance of the 911 S. Scarcely driven since its restoration, this fine S remains in beautiful, freshly refurbished condition. The craftsmanship of the restoration is undeniable – the Light Ivory paintwork and brightwork are exceptional, along with the fresh black leather interior. Inside, the tidy black leather and houndstooth interior features a set of very rare factory sports seats, while the original, matching, and fully restored comfort seats accompany the car.