Lot 34

1966 Porsche 911

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$75,000 - $100,000| Without Reserve





Car Highlights

Unrestored Short-Wheelbase 911 Delivered New to California

Retains Matching-Numbers Engine per Porsche Kardex

Accompanied by Copies of the COA and Kardex, Partial Tool Kit, Spare, and Jack

Technical Specs

1,991 CC SOHC Flat 6-Cylinder Engine

Twin Weber Carburetors

130 BHP at 6,100 RPM

5-Speed Manual Transaxle

4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Fully Independent Suspension with Torsion Bars and Shock Absorbers

First presented at the 1963 Frankfurt Motor Show as the 901, the subsequently rechristened Porsche 911 retained its predecessor’s rear-engine 2+2 layout, but introduced a fresh and now iconic silhouette. Other advances included McPherson strut and trailing arm suspension, as well as a 130 hp air-cooled 2.0-liter flat-six engine mated to a five-speed gearbox.

According to a copy of the Porsche Kardex, this early production, short-wheelbase 911 was completed on March 24, 1966, and delivered to Carl Steffens of Mountain View, California through Porsche Cars Northeast Inc. of Bedford, Massachusetts, one of seven US Porsche distributors during the period. Believed to have been retained by a second California owner from 1967 onwards, this unrestored 911 was acquired by Mark Smith circa 2014.

Presented in largely as-found, unrestored condition, Mr. Smith had the mechanical systems serviced early on in his ownership but left the wonderfully patinated exterior and interior substantially untouched. Receipts on file from Another Gear Enterprising Inc. of Lynchburg, Virginia dating from 2014 and 2016 detail a sympathetic recommissioning, including rebuilding the engine, cleaning the transaxle, installing a new clutch, overhauling the braking system, and replacing perished rubber parts and bushings.

Retaining its matching-numbers engine per a copy of the Porsche Kardex on file, this 911 is offered with a spare, jack, and partial tool kit. The sale of this survivor presents its next caretaker with a quandary: commission a show-quality restoration or continue to preserve this piece of Porsche history.

*Please note that this Lot, like all vehicles in this Auction, has been in long-term static storage and may not be currently operational. It will require mechanical attention prior to any road use.

Gooding & Company presents and conducts the Estate of Mark Smith Auction under the authority of John J. Rendemonti, Executor of the Estate of Mark J. Smith, duly appointed by the Circuit Court of the State of New Hampshire, Probate Division, Case Number 312-2022-ET-00072. The Estate has compiled available title and/or registration paperwork for the Vehicles offered in the Auction and will provide such paperwork to the Buyer if it is available. However, as set forth more fully in the Conditions of Sale, neither the Estate nor Gooding makes any representation or warranty with respect to any existing certificate of title or registration with regard to any Lot in the Auction. Any Lot may be sold on a Bill of Sale. By participating in this Auction, all bidders and buyers recognize that Estate and Gooding have expressly disclaimed all such warranties concerning the availability or sufficiency of any title or registration documentation.


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