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1966 Porsche 911 - Original Time Capsule

A true time capsule, this car is for the aficionado who prefers owning one of the best preserved original examples in the world. Unlike the many restored cars out there, this car has never been messed with and is a testament to Porsche craftsmanship at it's finest in the mid 60's. After being stored in a garage in 1993, this car was re-discovered in 2014, and the amazing story of the find and the cars condition at the time is documented on the following pelican parts thread;

When found, this car had 84,000 miles and was so well preserved it still had the following;

- original Solex carbs, air cleaners, and valve covers

- vinyl leatherette seats which were still supple and equipped with the original seat belts

- crack free wooden steering wheel and dash

- perfectly preserved headliner and original front trunk carpet

- correct date coded spare wheel and tire that appears to have never been used

- original gauges, gas heater, and radio

- perfect body gaps and floor pans with no rust anywhere on the car

- front bumpers with original weights inside

- original jack and tool kit

Of course, the rest of the car was just as original, but the above items serve to highlight the preserved nature of this car as those items are usually missing or changed thru the years.


SN 303482 rolled off the assembly line on January 14th, 1966 in polo red (6602) with a black leatherette interior, which was the color combination the car had when discovered in 2014. The only options were a tinted windshield and rear glass, which probably came in handy for the first owner who lived in Dothan, Alabama. Three years later, the car was sold to an Eastern Airlines pilot from Fayetteville, NC who would put the majority of the miles on the car. In 1980, he sold the car to Leonard Cummings of Marion, North Carolina. According to Mr. Cummings, in 1993 the car developed a ticking sound in the engine bay and, as he suspected imminent timing chain failure, the car was parked in his garage until discovered and purchased by the current owner in 2014.


After purchasing and removing the car from it's 20 year entombment, it was evident the car just needed a good cleaning up and routine mechanical work to refresh systems degraded from old fluids. Carolina Coach Crafters would be entrusted to bring the car back to life. Indeed, the car fired right up and drove beautifully after performing the following work;

- full rebuild of Solex carbs

- all new fuel lines, gas tank drained and cleaned

- both fuel pumps rebuilt

- new brake lines and rebuilt calipers

- new battery

- new spark plugs and ignition parts

Alas, all was not good news as the paint was too far gone to save. Every attempt was made to preserve the paint, but the spyder webbing was just too bad. Consequently, a full bare metal, glass out laquer re-paint was commissioned. Careful disassembly, with the goal of using as many original parts as possible, was conducted and successfully completed as the only new parts required were the rubber seals around the front windshield and rear window. This process wasdocumented by highly acclaimed Panorama and Excellence magazine photographer, Sean Crinland.

After all work was completed, the car made its public debut at the 2107 Atlanta Concours where it won its class. After enjoying it a few years, the owner is on the hunt for more cars to rescue and is thus ready to move on. Priced at $199,000 for what is an irreplaceable benchmark example of an original 1966 911. Please call Glenn Butler at 704-962-9683 for further information.

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Bump and lowered price. Interesting trades also considered.

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