Lot 110

2016   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2016

1965 Porsche 911

SOLD $247,500


$250,000 - $300,000





Car Highlights

Historic and Desirable First-Year Wood-Dash SWB 911
Original Details Confirmed by Porsche Certificate of Authenticity
Includes Copy of Factory Kardex provided by Jürgen Barth
Documented Restoration in Original Colors and Configuration
Tool Kit, Date-Coded Wheels, Factory Brochures, and Jack Assembly

Technical Specs

1,991 CC Air-Cooled SOHC Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
Six Solex Carburetors
130 BHP at 6,100 RPM
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes
4-Wheel Independent Suspension with Torsion Bars

Saleroom Addendum

*Please note that this Vehicle retains its matching numbers engine, which corresponds to Porsche factory records.

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Internally code-named “Technical Project 7” or simply “T7,” Porsche’s successor to its immensely successful 356 emerged from sketches penned by Ferdinand A. “Butzi” Porsche in 1959. He conceived a larger, more comfortable, and powerful new model, so a new flat 2.0-liter six-cylinder engine was designed, tested, and developed under the careful direction of Ferdinand Piëch, providing scope for future development and utilizing the lessons gained from Porsche’s Formula 1 racing program of 1960-1961.

In November 1962, testing commenced at Porsche’s new Weissach facility, and the following September, the 901 debuted at Frankfurt. Following the October 1964 Paris Salon, the new Porsche was renamed “911” in response to Peugeot’s objections, claiming it alone held the legal rights to all three-digit numeric car names with zeroes in the middle. The enormity of the T7 project delayed production until September 1964; however, once released for sale, the 911 was immensely successful. Of all the many 911 variants produced over the next half-century, the earliest short-wheelbase cars are particularly coveted for their uncanny performance and thrilling dynamics.

Offered complete with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity and a copy of the Kardex production record provided by Jürgen Barth, this early production 1965 Porsche 911, numbered 300569, was completed on March 4, 1965, and delivered new to Dr. Jack Rosenberg, of Willingboro, New Jersey. Finished in Ruby Red over Black Leatherette upholstery with Pepita cloth inserts, options included a left-hand outside mirror, Blaupunkt Frankfurt radio, a loudspeaker, antenna, and Dunlop tires.

The 911 was a long-term resident of New Jersey, according to a sale listing published in the April 1979 Porsche Panorama, with the vehicle described as having been repainted in red, the engine rebuilt with new Solex carburetors, and being excellent throughout.

During the 2000s, the 911 was part of the noted Porsche 911 collection of racer Charles “Chuck” Goldsborough III in Baltimore, and circa 2012, it was acquired by a private collector in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. That owner commissioned a concours-level restoration to virtual factory-original condition by the Porsche marque specialists at Einmalig in Huntington Beach, California.

As offered, 300569 presents exceptionally well, being highly correct, detailed throughout, and accompanied by restoration records, original Porsche dealer brochures in a vinyl sleeve, an original jack and tool kit, date-coded wheels, and rear luggage straps. With the recent surge in demand for fine examples of the early, short-wheelbase 911, this outstanding restored example is equally ready for the concours lawn and spirited driving enjoyment.