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Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale WITHOUT RESERVE and SOLD to the highest bidder June 2nd – 4th, 2017 at Russo and Steele’s 5th Annual Newport Beach California Auction. Please contact us for more information.
This 1965 Porsche 911 Coupe VIN 301814 is the 1814th 911 produced by Porsche on July 20, 1965, as per the Certificate of Authenticity included with the vehicle. The vehicle has been owned by one party since 1984 and during that time traveled from its purchase near Reno, Nevada, to Alaska, to the east coast, and then to its home for the past 30+ years in Park City, Utah. During late 2015, a lengthy refurbishment/restoration was completed. The car has always been Irish Green and has been repainted in its original color.
The car has several modifications, including an electric sunroof outwardly identical to the factory sunroof installed in 1975, a 1967 160 hp 2.0-liter 911S engine no. 960348 – installation date unknown, but prior to 1984; rebuilt in 1986, 30,000 miles ago, leather seats from a circa-1987 911, and a deck lid from a 1967-1968 911. Wheels currently on the car are 15-inch polished aluminum wheels from a mid-1960s Porsche 356 Outlaw. The original seats, original chrome wheels and hubcaps, and numerous other original parts, including a broken steering wheel, radio, etc., are included with the purchase of the vehicle.
Recognizing the cars sharply increased value due to being a first-year 911, the 2015 work by Lundquist Restorations in Sandy, Utah, essentially did everything that was needed. The battery box support was replaced and the A-arms refitted. The fuel tank was removed, cleaned out and resealed, and the Weber carburetors rebuilt. A new rear deck panel was installed and two minor rust areas below the rear windshield were repaired with new panels; the left front fender was straightened, refitted and repainted; all panels were professionally refitted and the entire paint job new in 2007. The car had been garaged and covered since the paint was cut, buffed, and polished. Lundquist also installed an essentially new interior including a new rear shelf panel and several other miscellaneous parts. Immediately prior to the Lundquist work, the carpet and headliner had been replaced.
Accompanying the car are a 3-ring binder with most of the receipts for work and parts over the past 30+ years including the engine rebuild and Lundquist work, plus the original seats, wheels, hubcaps, some miscellaneous parts, and various manuals, parts lists, and historic brochures collected by the owner over the years.
PLEASE NOTE – TITLED AS A 1966 PORSCHE