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Mr. Fleck, Langenfeld, Germany (acquired new via Mahag Porsche in 1967)Private Owner, AlabamaGary Kempton, Crawfordville, Florida (acquired from the above)Johnathan Lee, Atlanta, Georgia (acquired from the above in 1991)Current Owner
Porsche’s 911 was introduced in 1964 as the first all-new road model in the company’s history. On July 25, 1966, capitalizing on the 911’s sales success, the 911 S was introduced as a higher-performance variant for those who wanted the ultimate 911 road car.
The key feature of many differentiating the S model from the standard 911 was the Type 901/02 engine, which showcased a raised compression ratio, different camshafts, larger valves and ports in the cylinder heads, and revised carburetors and exhaust. These modifications raised horsepower from 130 to 160 and the new engine now revved safely to a lofty 7,300 rpm. Performance was greatly improved in comparison to the standard 911, with 0–60 mph now reached in 7.4 seconds on the way to a top speed of 140 mph. New Recaro sport seats were available, as were Fuchs forged alloy wheels in a 15" x 4.5" size specific to the 1967 911 S. Revered by collectors and enthusiasts alike, these initial 911 S models are among the purest expression of the 911’s original design, and as rewarding to own and drive as any 1960s sports car.
According to its Kardex, this 1967 911 S was delivered new to Mahag Porsche in Munich outfitted in Polo Red with rare sports seats with Pepita inserts, a Webasto heater, Dunlop tires, antenna and loudspeaker, sun visor mirror, and halogen headlights. Its first owner was Mr. Fleck in Langenfeld, Germany. Gary Kempton of GK Restorations in Crawfordville, Florida, later bought the car, and then in 1991, it was sold to Jonathan Lee of Atlanta. Lee and Kempton would strike up a friendship, and they agreed that Kempton would completely restore the 911 S to as-delivered specification. The fastidious work included the use of original and NOS parts, with the goal of creating a 911 of uncommon authenticity. The original engine and transaxle are retained and were completely rebuilt, as were all ancillary components. The body was stripped and treated to a new coat of Polo Red, and the interior was re-trimmed with Pepita inserts in the original sport seats. Due to periods of inactivity, the restoration process took 10 years, but the results, which are chronicled by a letter and other documents in the car’s file, were well worth the wait.
Having traveled approximately 6,000 miles since its completion in 2001, the 911 S has continued to receive fastidious care, while being enjoyed as intended. It is accompanied by a file of invoices, Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, Kardex, owner’s manual, tool kit, and jack, and stands tall among the finest examples of its type.