1967 Porsche 911S

It’s rather remarkable that the basic formula for the Porsche 911 has been with us for 50 years, even if there have been a series of evolutions along the way. It’s no shock that such a well loved car commands such high resale values, especially when it comes to the earlier models. This 1967 911S for sale in Connecticut has a rather remarkable history as documented by its sole owner for the last 42 years. The car isn’t original, but was sympathetically restored just short of the 140,000 mile mark.

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Year: 1967
Model: 911S
Engine: 2.0 liter flat six
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 164,507 miles
Price: $129,900 Buy It Now

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1967 Porsche 911S “same owner for 42 years. Tremendous documentation, very correct.” Light ivory over ivory, VIN 308181S.

LETTER FROM THE OWNER;

Xxxxx & Xxxxx

CONNECTICUT

To Whom it may concern: 19 April 2013

History of our 1967 911S

We bought the car at Mesa Porsche in San Diego CA. in December of 1972. The car was traded in for another Porsche by a Navy Captain so we are second owners of the car (he had installed red & green seat belts i.e. port and starboard). We were in the Navy at the time as a Naval aviator (helicopters…. only real airplanes). We were in San Diego from 1972 until 1977. In 1977 we received orders to Japan, not wanting to sell the car we stored it in San Diego on blocks in a military storage warehouse. When we returned to San Diego in 1980 on the next set of orders we got the car out and used it in the San Diego area. In 1983 we were sent to Navy War College in Newport, anticipating that we would return to San Diego we stored the car again in San Diego in a warehouse. 1984 (war college is a one year school) we received orders to the Pentagon in Washington, DC to the Chief of Naval Operations staff. My wife and I moved to Springfield, VA and then flew out to San Diego picked up the car and drove back across country together. We were in the Pentagon until 1987 when I received orders to CINCPAC staff in Hawaii. Not desiring to expose the car to the salt air in Hawaii we stored the car on blocks in my mother in law’s garage (tolerant lady needless to say). We received our next set of orders in 1990, to the Sikorsky helicopter factory as an executive officer at the NAVPRO (Military organization that accepts helos and monitors contracts).

Up until this time the car had been maintained by myself for oil changes, wires plugs, air filters which are very easy on this car but the mileage had accumulated to 138,000 or so (48,000 when we bought it) and the car needed some significant work. It became a decision to restore or sell for parts. We chose to restore, KAM in Waterbury (Gerry McCarthy now retired) did the complete engine, transmission, body and subbed out the interiors. The expressed aim was to keep the car as close to original as possible without going crazy. The body was stripped down to bare metal, all rust removed re-primed and painted to match the color code (Porsche LIGHT IVORY) on the manufacturing plate. Interior was done to match the original (IVORY). The original engine has new pistons, valves, rocker arms, springs etc. The engine oil pump was upgraded to a later better model, the transmission also had all later upgrades put in, they could not find an oil tank that had the fitting for the oil level gauge so we opted to go without it since the tank had a dip stick any way. Of the original engine the engine case, crankshaft, cam shafts are all original, all valves and pistons were replaced and upgraded where necessary. The engine was powder coated as well. Up until the restoration only a bit of the front of the floor pan was replaced as it had rusted. You may notice earlier invoices for paint or body work it was all part of the process of keeping after rust issues. The car was never in an accident or raced while I owned it and there was no evidence of any previous body work when it was restored. The whole time in CT it has been a third car, stored in the garage when snow comes and comes back out in the Spring.

This car has 40 years of complete documentation, including original bill of sale and restoration records! California blue plate car. She car remains in wonderful condition, the chrome is good, though the front vents some pitting, and the rear view mirror is incorrect. The door cards are correct, and the trunk area is in excellent condition, as it was rust proofed during the restoration. This is a correct, very original, numbers matching car with the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity! The Porsche 911S is one of the most iconic designs of its generation, and this car, with its wonderful story, is one of the finest of its kind.

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The 1967 911S is interesting in that the S model would disappear the following year, only to return once again in 1969 with mechanical fuel injection. These S models don’t come cheap, and this particular car is priced at the very top of the spectrum when it comes to values. This particular car has great provenance but it is not original, a point that will no doubt be a factor with the serious collector. Considering others I’ve seen on the market as of late, I’d suspect this 911S would bring somewhere in the $90,000 to $100,000 neighborhood.

-Paul

6 thoughts on “1967 Porsche 911S

  1. I’ve seen this car in person and it is stunning. Between the ivory paint, the light interior with headrest-less seats and the narrow track it gives a completely vintage feel.

  2. That car is priced extremely well. It will sell in the next 24 hours.

    The reality is that these early 911 S cars are trading in the upper $200s. A dirt bag car will sell for $70. That is a car that needs $100k worth of work.

    The obvious downsides of this car: color, lots of wrong (easily fixed) details.

    If this car were completed sorted it would sell for at least $175,000 at the auctions in Monterey this August….

  3. Well….some very hopeful pricing………..interesting that the original owner has it. Can’t say I like the interior color but thats just personal taste.

    For the nitpickers the license plate is a post 69-70 plate………I would say early eighties,s that is when the seven digit blue plates came into use.. The car would originally been licensed in California with black and yellow plates. My two owner semi original 1970 911 T has the blue yellow plates it was originally sold with and they are six digit numbers beginning…in my case, .66.

    That said its always wonderful to see a car held on to by an owner for so long. If my car is considered a “dirt bag” car as stated by the commenter TC above, then I would think its well worth seventy grand!

  4. Interesting, and thanks for the insight TC! I’ll be watching this one closely to see if it sells or is reposted.

    Thanks,
    Paul

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