1968 Porsche 911
– Year: 1968– Condition: Very good– engine: 6 cylinders 2.0L– Power: 160hp– Gearbox: Manual– Exterior colour: White– Interior colour: Black– Extras: suspension, brakes.– History/Documents: Great rally history, ex Emilio de Villota, ex Angel nieto. Full Matching Numbers
The 911 S is definitely a very special car. Its 2-liter boxer engine delivers 160 bhp at 6,600 rpm (30 more than the normal 911), allowing a maximum speed of 225 km/h. It also weighs less, has better suspensions, brakes and wheels and a slightly refined interior. Porsche manufactured only 3,090 coupes of this early SWB sports version between 1967 and 1968, the following year it would modify the chassis stretching its wheelbase distance in 22 cm.
This outstanding example bearing chassis number 11801262 belongs to the last half-dozen built of the first series, and was originally registered in Spain. Presented in immaculate condition, it comes with recent ITV (MoT) and a certificate of authenticity issued by Porsche. Its engine is the original 901/02, the body is painted factory-specified Light Ivory 6804 and the interior keeps its black synthetic-leather upholstery.
The car has a well-known history: imported in August 1968, his first owner was motorcycle rider Angel Nieto (13 times 50 and 125 cc World Champion), who drove it with German tourist plates for a few years. In 1974 the 911 would receive its definitive Spanish registration, which still bears. After passing through two more owners -one of whom commissioned engine’s rebuilding to Madrid’s Porsche specialist Ferreira-
It was bought by a famous racing driver Emilio de Villota, who became Aurora F1 champion in 1980 and keeps the car for almost ten years, Then it goes into the hands of a motor journalist Luis Alberto Izquierdo, featuring Motor Clásico magazine’s cover in 1989. The car racing history includes three overall wins in the AECD Grand Prix in the Jarama track, ten entries in the Tour de España, two Balearic Trophies, two Montecarlo Challenge, several Rally de la Llana and Costa Brava with some podiums and class victories.
In 2000 the 911 goes to Barcelona, acquired by a classic car rally fan, who drives it long time with very good results. Ten years later, it changes ownership for the last time when purchased by a famed Catalan collector. He decides to undertake a full restoration project, commissioned to Porsche specialist Julià 911 of Barcelona. The task entails complete disassembling and rebuilding each and every part and system. The goal is not only to leave it in perfect conditions, but to achieve while keeping the maximum number of original components in order to maintain the car as faithful as possible.
Once the body is disassembled and cleaned, all measurements are checked and verified to detect the slightest imperfection, and then subjected to anti-corrosion treatment. Wheel archs and all hidden parts of the chassis are covered with special protective paint. Rear train is disassembled, examined in detail and reinstalled with a new exhaust line. Original brake discs are kept just changing the worn parts. Classic Fuchs 6×15 rims are thoroughly polished and fitted with new Pirelli P600 tires.
Engine and transmission, which came in optimum condition, were also totally disassembled to be revised and readjusted. Electrical system has been refurbished, Measuring instruments cleaned and recalibrated, and chrome parts dutifully polished or renovated. Seats are carefully reupholstered, door panels replaced by new ones, keeping originals handles and seat belts. As a result, this 911 S maintains most of its original components after its restoration but looks like new and runs smoother than ever.