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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.