After two years of successful sales of their new 911 model, Porsche introduced their first model iteration, the 911 S (for “Super”) in 1966. It featured a much more powerful engine, ventilated brake discs, adjustable Koni shock absorbers and a rear anti-roll bar too.
The engine power was up to 160bhp, from the 130bhp of the standard 911. This was achieved through the use of Weber carburettors, a more aggressive camshaft and a higher compression ratio. Peak torque was at a relatively high 5,200 rpm while peak power was produced at 6,600 rpm with a maximum rev limit of 7,200.
The new model enjoyed a 0-60 time of 8.1 seconds and a top speed of 141 mph (up from 130 mph for the standard 1965 car).
The car was immediately popular with Porsche customers, although the colour Black was not, with seemingly less than 30 1967 911 S models being made in that colour.
This 911 was delivered new in its current specification to Porsche Cars Pacific, Burlingame, California in August 1967 before being imported to the UK in August 2007 where the car was sent to Tuthill Porsche. They completed extensive works, including rebuilding the engine and gearbox to standard specification.
The current owner then took the car for a full bare shell restoration by renowned Porsche specialists Sportwagen who completed the project in late 2021.
While little is known of the car’s earlier history, the subsequent restoration is extremely well detailed. All of Sportwagen’s work on the car has been extensively documented with over 2,000 photos taken of every step of the restoration.
The car has been set up for fast road use and is ready to be enjoyed as intended.
chassis number: 308016
engine number: 964654
gearbox number: 104657
colour: Black (6609)
interior: Black with Pepita seat inserts
delivery date: 28/08/67
- colour windows
- Blaupunkt Frankfurt radio
- recently fully restored and repainted by Sportwagen
- presented in its rare period correct and original colour of Black
- matching numbers engine and gearbox rebuilt by Tuthill Porsche
- fully snagged and ready to be enjoyed