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One of 720 Porsche 911 2.0 L coupes built in Zuffenhausen for the non-US market in 1968, this car was delivered to Auto Hamer Porsche of Montreal on May 7, and was soon after transported to Charles Elliott Trudeau, a 46-year-old Harvard-trained architect and younger brother of Pierre Trudeau, then the Canadian prime minister. This 911 L wore a rare color combination: Burgundy Red over brown leatherette with corduroy inserts. The rear deck lid featured a Porsche badge, added by Charles Trudeau early in his ownership. Mr. Trudeau also opted for a Sportomatic, the state-of-the-art, clutch-free transmission developed by Porsche in 1967.
With vented chrome wheels and the same front brake calipers as a top-of-the-line 911 S, Mr. Trudeau’s 911 L was ideally suited for Saint-Sauveur, Quebec, the scenic village where the architect lived until 1994. Shortly before his passing in July of that year, Mr. Trudeau transferred the 911 L to his neighbors, Annie Jenoure and Ross MacDonald. They kept the Porsche garaged in Saint-Sauveur until 2015, when it was acquired by the current consignors.
A three-year restoration followed, with Montreal-based experts Richard and Nick Grenon devoting 3,000 hours to the process. Factory-trained technician Arnold Faas rebuilt the flat-six engine. Restoration photographs, the original maintenance record book, and a Certificate of Authenticity are included. Offering classic short-wheelbase design and a distinguished Canadian pedigree, this Porsche 911 L represents a rare opportunity.