Lot Number
174

1965 Porsche 911

Sold For $246,400

Inclusive of applicable buyer's fee.

RM | Sotheby's - THE PORSCHE 70TH ANNIVERSARY AUCTION 2018


Chassis No.
Engine No.
Gearbox No.
303093
903173
225422
  • Exceptionally original throughout
  • Never restored and still wearing its original paint
  • Retains its original engine and gearbox
  • Includes owner’s manual, Certificate of Authenticity, and copy of factory Kardex

Easily identifiable as a Porsche, yet much improved over the outgoing 356, the new 911 was both slightly larger and more powerful than its predecessor. Underneath styling penned largely by Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, the 911 boasted a new 2.0-liter, dry-sump, air-cooled flat six-cylinder engine that produced 130 bhp at 6,100 rpm. With a new five-speed manual transaxle, the 911 achieved a 0–60 mph time of under 9.0 seconds and a top speed of roughly 130 mph.

Finished in Polo Red over a Black Leatherette, chassis no. 303093 was delivered to its first owner on 29 November 1965 as per its factory Kardex and accompanying Certificate of Authenticity. However, its chassis number falls in line with production prior to July of 1965, suggesting that the car remained at the factory for a few months prior to delivery. It was equipped from new with a Webasto gas heater, Blaupunkt Frankfurt radio with speaker and antenna, and shod with Phoenix tires.

That first owner was Mr. Roy Hagedorn of Teaneck, New Jersey, who sold the car to Mr. Carl J. Denmore Jr. of Ellington, Connecticut. In June 1983, Denmore sold the car to Paul Virostek, a resident of nearby Kensington, Connecticut. Beginning 1 January 1994, with the odometer reading 90,424, the owner began recording the car’s annual mileage in the owner’s manual, which shows the car was driven quite sparingly over the years. In April 1999, the Porsche was shipped to KAM Motorsports of Waterbury, Connecticut, where the engine was rebuilt. Around this time, the car was fitted with a correct set of date-stamped factory chrome wheels.

Passing through an owner residing in California, the car was acquired by its current custodian, a Porsche collector in Alberta, Canada, three years ago and has remained immaculately preserved in his collection ever since. The car is said to be exceptionally original throughout, still sporting its original Polo Red paintwork, interior, and wood-trimmed steering wheel. It also retains its original engine and gearbox. Furthermore, the car is accompanied by a correct spare wheel, jack, tool roll, and aforementioned factory owner’s manual.

Presented today in overwhelmingly original condition, this would be a wonderful addition to any collection.


Addendum

Please note that this vehicle is titled as a 1966.


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