1965 Porsche 911

Lately, I’ve been looking at a lot of modern 911s and others with supercar performance, but let’s take a moment to turn the clock back to the 911’s early years. Here we have a fully restored Aga Blue 1965 Porsche 911, located in South Carolina, with a reported 78,901 miles on it. Aga Blue is not a color I can recall seeing previously. It’s a dark, non-metallic, shade of blue only available during the mid-60s. I’ve never seen it chosen as a paint-to-sample option either. It reminds me a lot of Albert Blue and that is a color I’ve seen come around again on PTS 911s. That doesn’t necessarily tell us much about Aga Blue and its desirability I’m just always curious about which colors we tend to see reappear throughout the Porsche catalog. It is entirely possible Porsche simply has not made it available since its original release.

Enough of that: whether still available or not this is a very attractive early 911 and it looks well restored. It apparently spent quite a long time in storage though given the amount of original panels, glass, and other equipment still with the car it doesn’t appear it suffered too much during those years. That’s good because it has left us with a very fine-looking example of where the iconic 911 began.

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1965 Porsche 356C 1600 SC Coupe

I want to take a break from high performance to turn back the clock for a minute. While the rush of acceleration and the feel of ultimate grip through the corners drives much of the enthusiast’s desire, the raw mechanical nature and simplicity of vintage motoring can work to similar effect. It’s a different feel, but the joy of driving remains.

If you happen to be in the market for a driver-quality 356 I think this one has promise. We see examples of the 356 like this from time to time though typically, because of the model’s very old age, most tend to fall into the categories of fully restored (and quite expensive) or in need of such work and not looking terribly sharp.

This Irish Green 1965 Porsche 356C 1600 SC Coupe appears to be neither of those things. It looks pretty good and while there certainly is wear evident none of it looks to seriously detract from the car. Its current condition is the result of “mechanical and cosmetic refreshening”, it just so happens that occurred more than twenty years ago. So you kind of get the same result, but with less immediate cost.

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1965 Porsche 356C 1600 SC Coupe

A couple of weeks back I posted a Champagne Yellow 1969 911E that looked reasonably good, but definitely was in need of some work. The exterior color was a bit muted and didn’t really hint at the way it can shine. That problem is entirely solved on this 1965 Porsche 356C 1600 SC Coupe, located in New York, with Dark Green leatherette interior and a little over 61K miles on it.

This 356 has been fully restored and provides a clue as to how we could expect that 911E to look (at least on the outside) were it too to undergo a restoration. The paint shows much brighter and deeper, though it’s still a softer yellow rather than one of the very bright yellows in the Porsche catalog. The dark green interior makes for a very interesting contrast. Not only would I not normally consider green as an interior color, but I’m not sure I’d ever think to pair it with a yellow exterior. It makes for a lively combination though, which we can really see in the interior where the two colors come together along the dash. It’s definitely unusual, but also quite pretty.

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1965 Porsche 356C Cabriolet

I’m going to continue with my sunny weather open-top motoring theme and have a couple interesting Porsches to look at highlighting the full breadth of the Porsche range. Whether you want classic or modern, supercar performance or backroad cruiser, there’s probably a Porsche out there to suit your needs.

The one we see here, a Dolphin Grey 1965 Porsche 356C Cabriolet, is going to stretch the bounds of reasonableness when it comes to price, but for those seeking the truest sense of the vintage Porsche experience there may be few better options. This 356, which comes very late in the model’s production, is said to be in entirely original condition showcasing wholly original paint and interior. While I’m not sure it’s spent its whole life with one owner it does sound like its original owner possessed it until very recently.

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Paint-to-Sample 1965 Porsche 356C 1600 C Reutter Cabriolet

It appears my attempt to stay within the realm of good value has only lasted a day. We’ll try again tomorrow. In the meantime here’s something very unique: a paint-to-sample Orange 1965 Porsche 356C 1600 C Reutter Cabriolet. It is said to be the only one produced in this color for the 1965 model year. I can’t confirm that myself, but it is one of only two 356 of any model that I’ve seen painted Orange. The other, while also a Cabriolet, was from 1955 so it certainly doesn’t impact the 1-of-1 status of this 356. It has been fully restored and that eye-popping orange looks stunning on the 356’s curves. There were a good many bright colors available during 356 production, but I don’t think any would be as head turning as this.

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1965 Porsche 911 Sunroof Coupe

For the second of my somewhat disheveled 911s we see one that may be in slightly lesser overall condition, but still makes for a much more interesting model. Unlike yesterday’s Signal Orange 911T this one is not just about the color, but rather it’s about all the little details. And on a ’65 911 it is all those little details that consistently brings us back to them.

Here we have a Signal Red 1965 Porsche 911, located in New York, with a beautiful black interior with pepita seat inserts. It’s just come out of long term storage so while it may not be the prototypical barn find, it does fall somewhat within that realm.

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Irish Green 1965 Porsche 911

Let’s take a look at some more green 911s. Porsche’s greens run the gamut and for now we’ll move away from yesterday’s dark metallic forest green to what might be the most iconic green of them all: Irish Green. It is seen here on a very early 1965 Porsche 911 and is contrasted with a light beige interior. I must say this interior color seems rather unique among early 911s. I can’t recall seeing many like it and it presents a stark contrast with the Irish Green exterior. Everything is said to be numbers matching and matching colors. Neither the paint nor much of the interior is the original material, but all looks in nice shape now. The price, of course, is quite high, but this could be quite the find.

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Year: 1965
Model: 911
Engine: 2.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 58,701 mi
Price: $175,000 Buy It Now

Selling this highly desirable EARLY 911

1965 Porsche 911 SWB 2.0

All MATCHING #’s and MATCHING COLOR confirmed by KARDEX history!

Based on the history it is believed to be a 3rd owner car with 58,701 miles on the odometer.

This early 911 with its attractive matching color combination IRISH GREEN (paint code 6606) with BEIGE VINYL interior and matching ORIGINAL WHELLES & HUBCAPS stamped 8/65

in great condition is here on eBay for SALE for the first time for an outstanding PRICE!

THE cheapest original ‘65 on the WHOLE MARKET!!!

Condition and History

This extremely original example of this matching #’s ENGINE and 5 speed TRANSMISSION early Sort Wheel Base 911 with the original WEBASTO heater, its ORIGINAL BOOKS, TOOLS, JACK and spare wheel was driven by the last owner for the last 16 years and received recently a cosmetic restoration besides a one-time repaint with is original color by the previous owner.

Cosmetic restoration includes:

New correct GERMAN carpet incl. the correct insulation and the original GERMAN carpet in the trunk,

all new correct GERMAN rubber floor mats,

new interior expect the door panels and rear upper seats are still ORIGINAL and the front seats have been re-upholstered about 10 years ago,

period correct restored Blaupunkt RADIO,

reconditioned wood dash,

restored wood steering wheel,

restored gauges,

new seals on door, trunk and bumper installed,

new tires and engine serviced.

The bumper chrome horns are ORIGINAL and in great shape, as the rest of the chrome,

Besides few imperfections the older re-paint looks great and the body is strait, solid and very presentable.

Both doors and the trunk lid is ORIGINAL with the last 3 of the vin# stamped.

Besides one small piece the floor is also ORIGINAL.

The doors close nicely with the right sounds with no extra effort.

The transmission shifts smoothly through all the gears and the engine temperature always remains cool and it does not smoke.

The driving feeling and sound with this early 911 is one of a kind!!!

This car must be seen to be fully appreciated.

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Wood wheel and wood dash. You can even see the detail of the wood grain. Those are part of what I really love about these early 911s. They weren’t around long so it really adds an extra level of desire to these already very desirable cars. But really they just look so great. Like the painted dash of the 356 these are the vintage touches that have a feel of age. I never feel the same sense of joy when I see wood trim on a modern sports coupe so I can’t entirely explain the allure here. I guess it’s just the age.

The biggest issues with this 911 come down to verification of the numbers and originality of everything. We aren’t shown any of that documentation in the ad, though it is said to be available. Further verification of the mileage also should be necessary. If those points check out then this asking price may not be too bad for what is a fairly uncommon color combination and a very desirable exterior color. But I just want to stare as it’s such a rare treat to see one of these and there are so many lovely details to take in.

-Rob

Roll the Dice Again? 1965 NSU Sport Prinz

With the burgeoning economic boom of the late 1950s (Adenauer’s ‘Economic Miracle’ in West Germany), many companies tried to capitalize on the success of the middle class by introducing swankier, more stylish versions of their economic models. The hope was that these cars would be expressions of wealth and signature models. To greater or lesser extent, the three that were developed around the same time – Volkswagen’s Karmann Ghia, BMW’s 700 Coupe and NSU’s Sport Prinz – were all relatively well received in the marketplace, though of the three only the Karmann Ghia had mass appeal. That was interesting, as the Sport Prinz offered a slightly different take on rakish Italian lines with pedestrian German underpinnings. Introduced for 1960, the Sport Prinz was built on the Prinz III chassis, a diminutive, air-cooled rear-engine inline-2 economy “sedan”. To take the Prinz upmarket, like Volkswagen NSU turned to Italy. Instead of Ghia or BMW’s choice of Michelotti, though, NSU enlisted famed Bertone in Turin and the designer Franco Scaglione. The resulting design was significantly more dramatic than the Prinz, with long overhands, a swoop roofline and tail fins hinting at greater GT speed. As with the others though, the Sport Prinz offered no performance gain, but at least came to market slightly under the price of the more famous Karmann Ghia, at around $2,400 – top for the NSU lineup in the early 1960s.

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1965 Porsche 356C 1600 SC Karmann Coupe

I am always curious about Porsche colors I haven’t seen before and very much enjoy featuring them. This one comes with a caveat: per the CoA we know this 1965 Porsche 356C 1600 SC Karmann Coupe did not come from the factory in this color. Nor was its interior this color. Originally it was Light Ivory over Red, which I suspect was a pretty striking combination in itself. But I digress, we aren’t told what the colors it wears now are, only that the exterior is green and the interior is tan. Though the interior almost looks yellow I’m going to assume that’s a result of its contrast with the green trim and that it is indeed a tan interior. It’s a light tan, but tan nonetheless. For the exterior, I have no idea what color it is. Any guesses?

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Year: 1965
Model: 356C 1600 SC
Engine: 1.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 0 mi since restoration
Price: $129,885 Buy It Now

We at Private Collection Motors are pleased to offer our beautiful 1965 Porsche 356 SC to the market. Starts at the touch of the key every time, a specimen that has clearly been lovingly owned and cared for, in far better condition than average, a joy to display and own.

Difficult to find many in better condition. naturally sold with Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. Still not perfect, as no non new item would be, but leaves onlookers with a smile and admiration.

Any shipping fees will buyers responsibility and you can select your own carrier and pay them directly.

In line with normal ebay practices please note that all inspections are to be made prior to auction close, …………….. Prior to auction close multiple inspections by the same person are no problem, you can come back as many times as you like, bring friends, cousins, mechanics, brothers, sisters, neighbor or spouses all welcome !

Please note that due to her age there is no warranty offered, available, stated or implied. The Mileage stated is as displayed and due to her age and the hand me down nature of history cannot be warranted.

As a realistic note, do realize that although in exceptional shape, this 52 year old classic car does indeed have numerous imperfections when compared to a new vehicle, though still exceptional for her age. Our descriptions are made in good faith and in no way form a warranty.

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Scrolling through the greens on my usual Porsche paint website there isn’t one that definitely looks like this color. While I think the lighting is throwing things off somewhat, the closest color I think is Light Green, which I don’t believe was available on the 356 but is the sort of color we probably wouldn’t be shocked to find on the 356. Of course, we do have to consider that this might not be a Porsche color at all. There certainly isn’t a rule that every repainted Porsche must use a Porsche paint code! So perhaps I’ll never know, though I’m going to stick with Light Green. Regardless, it’s a very attractive color and works well with this tan interior to create a striking 356C Coupe. The overall condition isn’t perfect as it looks like there are minor blemishes here and there, but it’s still in very nice condition and I imagine will attract plenty of attention.

This 356 isn’t going to sell at this price though. $130K would require complete originality and obviously we lack that here. I would assume this one won’t even see $100K, but I could be wrong on that. So I’ll admit this is a little bit of an odd feature. A color I can’t figure out on a 356 that I think is priced much too high. But it’s curiosity that draws many of us here so why not look a little further?

-Rob

Feature Listing: 1965 NSU Spider

While Porsche’s upstart 356 and the breathtaking Mercedes-Benz 300SL were Germany’s first real post-War sports cars, they weren’t the only attempt to capitalize on the economic recovery. But far from being just a recovery, West Germany’s “Wirtschaftswunder” – economic miracle – aided by the Marshall Plan and a focus on strengthening the border states of the ‘Iron Curtain’ meant that capitalism manifested itself in new ways. Cashing in on a re-emerging middle class with newfound wealth and prosperity, companies like BMW and Volkswagen launched new sportier versions of their small, economical sedans. The 700 Coupe and Karmann Ghia, launched in 1959 and 1955 respectively, might not have had the power of Porsche or the Gullwing, but still brought sport and style to a much larger market. Both designs utilized existing technology to create a rear-drive, rear-engine two-seater that still was budget friendly.

However, they weren’t alone in the market. Auto Union’s main production lines in Chemnitz lay firmly in Soviet control, so it was the DKW brand which shouldered the responsibility of rebuilding the company. That would bear the 1000SP in the late 1950s – a lovely, but not particularly sporty, personal coupe and convertible. Prior to its merger with the Volkswagen Group in 1969, though, NSU – a firm more known for its pre-War motorcycles – had ventured into small sports cars. The result was the legendary Prinz and TT models; small, efficient, fun to drive rear-engine sedans. NSU branched out in 1964 and offered the world’s first rotary-powered limited production convertible in an attempt to ascertain if the technology was applicable to normal production. With technically a mid-rear design, it was a revolutionary alternative to the BMW 700:

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