Porsche 911S 1967
Price: - Item location: Sewickley, Pennsylvania, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Porsche
- Model: 911
- SubModel: S
- Year: 1967
- Mileage: 62,000
- VIN: 308049
- Color: Silver
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Transmission: Manual
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1967 Porsche 911A Short HistoryI have owned my 1967 911S for 10 years. 5,500 miles of joy, pride and stewardship of Porsche's most significant 911 model. It is time for me to pass on the care of this exceptional vehicle to another enthusiast who will derive the same joy I did in driving it.
My S adventure began back in January 2007 when my friend Robert called to share the news of a life changing, far away move and new job. It wasn't long before the subject turned to his beloved Porsche of 30 years and would I be interested in becoming it's new owner. I was!
Robert had become the owner of the S back in October of 1978. The Porsche had approx. 58,000 miles and an engine issue. Mark B., the previous owner, was putting the S up for sale because he could allocate neither the time nor funds for an engine repair.
My friend Robert, an expert and meticulous automotive genius embraced the project with gusto. He dismantled the engine and discovered the failure had originated with a single plugged orifice in one of the cam oil spray tubes which then caused a cascade of failures.
Robert procured a temporary 'loaner' engine so that he could drive and evaluate the S while the original engine rebuilding took place. A brilliant piece of foresight, because the rebuild process became a 10 year (!) project. Being an engine man, he predictably enjoyed the rebuiding project more than driving, with only 1k miles driven in those 10 years with that temporary loaner engine.
Robert kept incredibly detailed records and photos of the entire process. This was not a mere engine repair but a complete re-manufacturing to the highest standards. A file containing receipts for all parts is available as documentation of the process.
He documents 1,675 parts replaced, 791 of which were new factory OEM parts including new 'in the box' heads, a new 2.0 S Mahle piston/cyl set, new oil pump, new cam, new aluminum case, new clutch, new turbo chain tensioners etc. Robert has a CD of hundreds of photos.
During that decade long labor of engine love, Robert also rebuilt the brakes, installing all new lines and DOT5 fluid. New Koni shocks were also fitted.
The S features an original black interior in very good condition as well as its original special order silver metallic color (factory paint code #97-96024L). It was reportedly repainted prior to 1978.
The underbody is structurally sound and nothing is hidden from view under aftermarket undercoatings. A weakness at one of the original rear jacking sockets on the inner rocker panels was recently replaced and strengthened. The front end pan with towing hook has been replaced. It has good solid rear torsion bar tube mounting panels; solid front A-arm mountings were also addressed.The S has a fully operational factory optional electric sunroof, optional rear window wiper, aux. gasoline heater and a special order factory outside temperature gauge.
The original and very rare Fuchs 4 1/2 inch forged alloy wheels look spectacular, as do the Euro H-1 headlights that Robert installed (originals included in box). He also installed an updated early 70's outside rear view mirror (original again included in a box).
The front bumper valance was replaced in the 70's with a fiberglass S spoiler/bumper which was all the rage at that time by owners wishing to update the look.
The 911 S also features the original type, period correct, factory steel heater boxes, the original owners manual and a factory touring parts kit whose contents hint of the factory blessing a roadside(!) engine rebuild. Included is the car's official Porsche factory 'Birth Certificate' (Certificate of Authenticity).
Once the engine project was completed, Robert re-installed the original, now fully remanufactured, engine albeit with a new factory sourced aluminum case and went on to enjoy a mere few hundred break-in miles over an almost 20 year period (!) before his move and my ownership began. As I said before, he enjoyed that rebuilding process more than driving.
While in my care, the S has been meticulously maintained by Pittsburgh Porsche guru Andreas (Andy) Bittenbinder who has recently relocated.
The S is available for inspection. If you come in person you will appreciate our modern and uncrowded Pittsburgh International Airport and enjoy the especially beautiful summer weather.
I ask that you please contact me before bidding and feel free to ask questions.
Shipping worldwide is welcome if you are able to make the arrangements.
P.S. Here's something quite amazing. Robert sent me this YouTube link of a VHS analog video he made long ago and uploaded on YouTube for us to view. A time lapse video of this S's engine assembly is at this link.
For an encore Robert sent another video which he uploaded to YouTube.You get to meet the almost 30 year younger last owner of my S. Bring a big container of popcorn, it's almost 1/2 hour long, fully narrated and ends in the same incredible time lapse assembly of this car’s engine.
This should help explain the passion Robert had for the project and why the 'process' was so important to him.
Unfortunately I have been told that Ebay does not allow links to any URLs however if you contact me I'll be happy to send you the links privately