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From a Private CollectionGünther Freudenmann, Munich, Germany (acquired new in 1967)B. Giovanni, Europe (acquired by the 1970s)Edward Palmer, Camarillo, California (acquired by 2013)Current Owner (acquired from the above)
At the 1966 Frankfurt Motor Show, Porsche introduced the 911 S, a new high-performance version of the model that developed an additional 32 hp and was standard equipped with a five-speed transaxle. The 911 S has since evolved into one of the most collectible of the early 911 iterations, and this beautifully restored example ably demonstrates why.
According to a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, chassis 308283S completed assembly on May 29, 1967, equipped with a Webasto heater and finished in Polo Red paint with a black leatherette interior. A Kardex copy indicates that the 911 was sold through MAHAG Porsche in Munich, where it was purchased by Günther Freudenmann. The 911 was returned to the factory for service at least twice early in its life, with possession passing to B. Giovanni by the end of the decade.
The Porsche was later exported to the US, and by the 1990s, it reportedly was owned by an enthusiast who kept it for approximately 20 years. By 2013, the 911 was acquired by Edward Palmer of Camarillo, California, a marque specialist who began refurbishing the car and eventually sold it as a continuing project to the consignor. The restoration continued over the next few years, including a rebuild of the engine with high-compression pistons, Biral cylinders, modified Solex cams, and an upgraded re-ground crankshaft.
Cosmetically, a new slate gray paint finish was applied to the exterior, while Autobahn Interiors of San Diego re-trimmed the cabin with proper black leatherette upholstery with houndstooth inserts. The respected Porsche wheel expert Harvey Weidman refinished the original Fuchs wheels; the Polishing Shop in Oxnard, California, re-chromed all the brightwork; and North Hollywood Speedometer rebuilt the instruments. Numerous correct chassis and trim pieces were sourced from the Sierra Madre Collection in Pasadena, California, and a full valve job was performed in June 2017 by Burnham Performance, a specialist in air-cooled 911s, in Camarillo.
Abounding in correct details such as Sekurit glass panes and Hella lens covers, this Porsche displays only 611 km since the top-end rebuild of the engine, which is believed by the consignor to be the original factory-equipped matchingnumbers unit. The 911 S is accompanied by tools and a jack, and documented with the Porsche COA, Kardex, and a substantial file of restoration invoices.
The wonderfully restored Porsche can be enjoyed at marque events or on the open road, offering its next caretaker an authentic and robust example of one of Stuttgart’s most desirable 911 models.