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Lot 58

2017   |   Amelia Island Auctions 2017

1966 Porsche 911

SOLD $143,000

Estimate

$180,000 - $200,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

304572

Engine

907846

Car Highlights

Original European-Delivery Vehicle; Nearly 40 Years of Sole Ownership
Purchased New by Noted Architect and PCA President Gordon Stice
Historic and Desirable Early SWB 911 with Exceptional Purity
Original Documents and Porsche Certificate of Authenticity
Unrestored and Wonderfully Original with Proper Care

Technical Specs

1,991 CC Air-Cooled SOHC Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
Twin Solex Triple-Choke Carburetors
130 BHP at 6,100 RPM
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes
4-Wheel Independent Suspension with Torsion Bars
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Without doubt, Porsche’s 911 is a cornerstone of modern sports car lore. Marking a revolution at Stuttgart with its newly designed six-cylinder powerplant, the 911 paid homage to the outgoing 356 series while blazing a new path that soon led to racing domination on a global scale. However, of all the many 911 variants produced over the next half-century and beyond, the earliest, short-wheelbase cars are particularly coveted.

Striking in white and black livery, this 1966 Porsche 911 is a thrilling find. An original European-delivery example, this 911 was purchased new in Germany in June 1966 by Gordon Stice, the noted Mid-Century modernist architect and former president of the Porsche Club of America. Mr. Stice imported the 911 directly to California after taking possession and retained it until the mid-2000s. As offered, this matching-numbers, unrestored early 911 remains exceptionally original apart from a quality repaint in the correct factory-specification white. Accompanied by a wealth of documents, this wonderful early 911 is further complete with the Importer’s and Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin, German registration document, post-importation correspondence, a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, books, manuals, a mounted spare, and tool roll. Carrying exceptional provenance, highly original, and beautifully presented, this early, short-wheelbase 1966 Porsche 911 is equally ready for the concours lawn and spirited driving enjoyment.