Porsche 911 2.0 SAdvert ID: 41769 To Be Auctioned
First Year of the Celebrated 911S Model, 1,991 cc, twin Weber 40IDS carbs, 160 bhp and 5-speed gearbox.
A faithful tribute to Vic Elford and David Stone's 1967 Monte Carlo Rally Winner
Presented in original Polo Red livery. Retains matching-numbers engine
The subject of a Feature Article in the September 2012 Issue of Excellence: The Magazine About Porsche
Accompanied by many original parts, tools, and extensive documentation
European delivered car
As the 911 legend has grown, so a desire for the pure, original, short-wheelbase version of Porsche's concept has increased with it. For simplicity of styling and collector's interest, it is these 'A-series' 911s, before the wheelbase was extended in August 1968, which still have an unrivalled appeal. The flat-six engine is only a 2.0-litre, but it's a highly tuned one wearing overhead cams and two triple-choke carbs, runs sweetly, and suits the handing perfectly.
The 1967 'S' was the best performing variant of the original short wheelbase cars and is easily distinguished by its stylish Fuchs five-spoke alloy wheels. The 'S' featured a heavily revised engine producing 160 bhp - an increase of 30 per cent over the regular 911, lifting the top speed to 140 mph. Other improvements included Koni shock absorbers, a front anti-roll bar, and more powerful ventilated disc brakes.
According to its accompanying Certificate of Authenticity this, left-hand drive, matching numbers, '67 911 S left the factory in October 1966 finished in Polo Red and was destined for the European market. The Certificate also states that this car was ordered with various desirable factory options including Recaro sports seats and very rare limited slip differential and drive shafts. Subsequently, the car was exported to the US where it was to remain until 2017. According to the car's History File, in 2005 it underwent a full restoration by The Vintage Motorcar Company in Atlanta, Georgia in its original colours to a 'Concours' standard and as a result, enjoyed much success on the Concours circuit.
The next owner was presumably interested in the 911's 1960s sporting pedigree and may even have been a fan of London-born rally driver, Vic Elford. "Quick Vic" was uniquely versatile and in an amazing five-month period during 1968 he won the Monte Carlo Rally, nine days later won the Daytona 24 hours in a Porsche 907 'Long-Tail', 13 weeks later won the tortuous Targo Florio after spending a solid 5 hours in his 907, and 9 weeks after that finished a remarkable 4th in a very wet French Grand Prix at Rouen in a works Cooper, his first drive in a Grand Prix car! However, it must have been the Monte Carlo Rally that really impressed our 911's new owner and having seen the many images of the rally's end when Vic and co-driver David Stone brought their tired and battered, Polo Red, 911 home to be heralded the clear winner, he decided that #306301S should be transformed into an homage to the Elford car.
He then commissioned marque specialists 'Paterek Brothers' to replicate the rally car's looks and this they did complete with driving lights, rally timer, passenger map light, rear wiper and other period correct details. The original engine was rebuilt by Autohaus of Chatham in New Jersey at the same time. Once the impressive job was finished, Vic Elford himself proclaimed it " A spectacular, exact nut and bolt re-creation, exactly how we drove it".
Now offered for sale by our UK-based private owner and supplied with a superb comprehensive history file and a selection of tools. The car is offered with a set of original sports seats and Fuch alloys should the new owner wish to return the car to standard S specification. Silverstone Auctions are proud to offer this special and interesting 911. This rare, SWB 1967 'S' offers a unique combination of both originality and motorsport character and could be easily returned to its original road-going form or, ideally in our opinion, enjoyed in its current, iconic guise as a tribute to one of Motorsport's greats.
Registration: MKH 937E
Chassis Number: 306301S
Engine Number: 960505
Number of cylinders: 6
Year of Manufacture: 1967
RHD/LHD: Left Hand Drive
Estimate (£): 135,000 - 155,000
(+buyer's premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)
The Autosport International Show Sale takes place on Saturday 12th January 2019 at the NEC, Birmingham.
The Autosport International Show Sale Auction Catalogue 2019 admits two people into the auction and viewing. Tickets for the Autosport International Show will also be required and are available for purchase
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19 Dec 2013
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