Lot 54

2020   |   Amelia Island 2020

1966 Porsche 911

SOLD $184,800


$150,000 - $180,000| Without Reserve





Car Highlights

Very Well-Preserved Example
Retains Its Original Engine per Porsche Kardex
Finished in Original and Desirable Irish Green over Tan
Accompanied by Books, Tools, Keys, Jack, and Spare Tire
Among the Finest Examples of an Original Short-Wheelbase 911

Technical Specs

1,991 CC SOHC Air-Cooled Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
Twin Weber 40 IDA 3C 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
Register to Bid

From The Tommy Trabue Collection | An Exceptionally Original Example

First unveiled at the 1963 Frankfurt Auto Show, the Porsche 911 was the successor to the 356. Penned by Ferdinand “Butzi” Porsche, the styling introduced the now timeless and aerodynamic profile that is iconic today, along with 2+2 seating, five circular dials on the dashboard, and a rear-mounted 2.0-liter flat-six engine delivering 130 hp and a top speed of 130 mph.

According to a copy of its original Kardex, this amazing 1966 Porsche 911 was finished in desirable Irish Green over a tan leatherette interior and equipped with a Blaupunkt Frankfurt radio with antenna and loudspeaker. Its first owner was Hugh S. Havens of Homer, New York, and it was later owned by attorney Craig Benson of Nashville, Tennessee, who sold it to Tommy Trabue circa 1996.

Registering 43,815 miles on its odometer at the time of cataloguing, this 911 retains its original engine, interior, and according to the consignor, the vast majority of its factory-applied paint. It presents extremely well throughout, showing signs of astute care and stewardship. Infrequently and carefully used, this stunningly preserved 911 has nonetheless been well taken care of throughout the years as evidenced by a file of maintenance receipts that accompany the sale. Supplied with its books, tools, jack, and spare tire, this early and exceptionally original Porsche 911 would make a worthy addition to any collection.