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.


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?


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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1965 Porsche 911

It’s always fun to go back to the beginning and see the origins of what has become a classic and iconic car. In many cases that’s actually quite difficult as so few models have been a mainstay within any marque’s lineup for so many decades without interruption. With the 911, we have just such a model and here we have one of the very early examples: an Ivory 1965 Porsche 911 located in Belgium. It’s said to be fully numbers matching as supported by a CoA, in its original colors, though not original paint, and appears more or less unrestored showcasing original rubber, body, and wheels. Suffice it to say, we do not see a 911 like this very often.

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1965 Porsche 356C Coupe

This just feels like a Sunday car. Porsche’s 356 has the sort of vintage style and charm that makes for enjoyable cruising and certainly would serve as a capable machine for relaxed oceanside or mountain driving. Would those drives necessarily be spirited? Perhaps not, but then you may be better suited to something outside of the vintage car world to meet those purposes. This particular 1965 Porsche 356C Coupe sits in an excellent Bali Blue over Red color combination and as one of the later 356 productions is about as modern as one of these Coupes might come.

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1965 Porsche 911

Let’s step back to Genesis, back to the beginning. Ok, maybe not that far back. How about 1965 and the early designs of the 911? For good reason, collectors and enthusiasts cherish originality, but rarely more so than when looking at original designs. The place where an icon began. That’s what we have here with this Gulf Blue 1965 Porsche 911. Could we call this a time capsule? I don’t typically think of restored cars in those terms, but this one does take us well back in time to details we only see on these models. Even the Gulf Blue paint stands as an original color as it’s a much more vibrant shade of blue than that which is commonly associated with racing and which Porsche later utilized. Combined we have an absolutely beautiful 911.

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#FailFriday: 1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL


Yesterday I was doing my daily rounds searching for interesting cars and scrolled upon a 1965 Pagoda. I looked at the price and saw $19,995 (more on this later) and my eyes got really big. The going rate for a decent Pagoda is about $50,000, so my finger was creeping awfully close to the ”Buy It Now” button. Everything looked good, no major body damage, the interior was nice despite an aftermarket CD and air conditioning system. But that all could be sorted out easy enough. It had a clean title and only a little over 39,000 miles. Maybe I did just stumble across a Pagoda from someone who still prices cars from a book they keep in the top drawer of their desk. Everything looked like I was going to Pagoda owner until I saw what was under the hood.

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1965 Porsche 356C Karmann Coupe

Porsche’s 356 isn’t always the most popular car we feature. Cars of this vintage naturally have a more limited audience given their high prices and much lower performance. As such, your money is buying a very different thing and in most cases these only find their way into collections. But I remain quite attracted to them, even if I too must admit that a 356 would probably be a decent way down the list of cars to actually purchase. They’re beautiful in the way only vintage cars tend to be and it can be easy to get lost in the details. The example here comes from very near the end of 356 production: a Ruby Red 1965 Porsche 356C Karmann Coupe, located in Texas, that still wears its original paint and sits with 67,150 miles on it.

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1965 Porsche 356SC Cabriolet

Some cars just kind of smack me in the face with their beauty. Porsche’s 356 Cabriolet almost always is one of those cars. They possess a beauty that is very hard to find in modern machinery, while also showcasing the charm of a vintage automobile. The 356 Coupe calls to mind much more the shape of the 911, if a slightly overweight version (though it’s not overweight at all). They have a somewhat bulbous look. However, chop the top and suddenly the 356 is transformed into a lithe and elegant automobile that promises to treat you to the best of open-top cruising. It’s no wonder that the 356 Speedster was so initially popular for its combination of open-top appeal with a pared-down structure best suited to weekend racers. The 356 Cabriolet brings with it the usual refinements that the Speedster did without, but we still get a fairly simple machine with graceful lines and, in this case, a beautiful and vibrant red paint. The example here comes from just toward the end of the model’s production: a 1965 Porsche 356SC Cabriolet, located in North Carolina, with a reported 63,020 miles on it.

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