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Lot 60

2015   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2015

1966 Porsche 911

SOLD $170,500

Estimate

$200,000 - $240,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

303982

Car Highlights

Highly Desirable Early “Wood Dash” Short-Wheelbase 911
Offered with Original Bill of Sale, Manual, Tools, and Records
Documented by Porsche Certificate of Authenticity and Factory Kardex
Completely Restored, Authentic, and Detailed Example
Many Original Options and Striking Original Colors

Technical Specs

1,991 CC SOHC Air-Cooled Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
Twin Weber Triple-Choke Carburetors
130 HP at 6,100 RPM
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes
4-Wheel Independent Torsion-Bar Suspension
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Completed on March 23, 1966, this Porsche 911 was specially ordered and purchased new by Dennis E. Vaught of Dahlgren, Virginia. Finished in Gulf Blue over black upholstery – the colors it retains today – it was equipped with desirable options, including leather seats, a Webasto heater, ventilated chrome wheels, left exterior mirror, a Blaupunkt “Frankfurt” radio with loudspeaker and antenna, dealer-installed seatbelts, and 165/15 Phoenix tires.

A Virginia-based example for most of its lifetime, this early short-wheelbase “Wood Dash” 911 has benefited from a limited roster of keepers. In recent years, it received a complete concours-quality restoration to factory standards, retaining as many original components as possible. The resulting work presents exceptionally well, being highly detailed and correct with the 911 understood to provide a thrilling drive.

In addition to excellent documentation, including a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity and copies of the factory Kardex production record and original sales invoice, the 911 is accompanied by the original driver’s manual in its vinyl sleeve plus a Technical Specifications Booklet, a proper jack and tool kit, date-coded spare, and rear luggage straps. With the recent surge of collector appreciation for the early 1964–1966 “Wood Dash” 911s, this striking example provides a perfect way to commemorate over 50 years of this celebrated model.