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Lot 53

2019   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2019

1968 Porsche 911

SOLD $100,800

Estimate

$125,000 - $175,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

11835019

Engine

3380124

Car Highlights

An Incredibly Original Example Optioned with Rare Sportomatic Gearbox
Displayed Under 23,000 Miles at Time of Cataloguing
A Multiple Concours Award Winner Owned by Several Noted Porsche Collectors
Matching-Numbers Engine and Gearbox per Porsche Certificate of Authenticity
Accompanied by Kardex, Owner’s Manual, Tool Roll and Jack

Technical Specs

1,991 CC Air-Cooled SOHC Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
Twin Weber 40 IDA Carburetors
130 BHP at 6,000 RPM
4-Speed Semiautomatic Transaxle
4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes
Front Independent Torsion-Bar Suspension with MacPherson Struts
Rear Independent Torsion-Bar Suspension with Semi-Trailing Arms
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The Porsche 911 offered here may well be one of the finest Sportomatic-equipped 911s in existence. Showing less than 23,000 miles, this stunningly original example has been held in noted Porsche collections and won prestigious concours awards competing against fully restored 911s.

According to its included factory Kardex, chassis 11835019 was completed on January 9, 1968, and delivered to VW Pacific in Culver City, California. Ordered with the optional Sportomatic transmission, 911 S instrumentation, 911 S oil tank, tinted glass, bumper horns, and a radio installation package, the car was sold new to T.G. Tupman of Balboa Island, California, who had the car fitted with dealer-installed air-conditioning and a Blaupunkt AM-FM radio.

Prized for its exceptional originality, this car won the 911 Class at the 1988 PCA Porsche Parade National Concours d’Elegance and was named Most Outstanding Porsche at the 2001 Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, plus Best German Sports Car 1967–1983 at the 2012 Greenwich concours.

Resplendent in its Silver Metallic paint over black leatherette interior, this 911 presents in outstanding condition. Accompanying the sale are its Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, tool roll, jack, and books. Among the finest early 911s available, this example represents a true opportunity for the devoted Porsche enthusiast.