1968 Porsche 911 S Euro Coupe
1968 Porsche 911 S Euro CoupeSource: 73rennsport
Oakdale, New York, U.S.A.
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Posted: 27 Mar 2012
Beautiful original German delivered December 67 build 68S originally purchased by Dr. B. Wassnuth as documented by the original maintenance book / warranty plate, last stamp August 1969. The S was then purchased by a US Navy LT. Daniel G. Hartley of Coronado, California who imported the S to Southern California in 1969 as documented by the second original maintenance book and the importation sticker in the driver's door jamb. Dick Barbour Porsche maintained the S for Lieutenant Hartley while in his ownership until 1975 when the S was sold by Dieter's Porsche for the sum of $4,700 to Arthur Chagon of La Mesa, California. Mr. Chagon traded in his 912 which was credited $1,000 against the 68S. The mileage at that time was 44,070. Dieter's serviced the S for Mr. Chagon until it was sold in 1997 to Jim Collier of Garland, Texas. Mr. Collier kept the S until 2011. Ed Mayo of Mayo Performance maintained the S while in Mr. Collier's ownership. The mileage of 174,220 and ownership history is documented with two maintenance books and a pile of maintenance receipts. The meticulous care by it's long term owners give this S the appearance of a very low mile example.
Today this 68S is what I would call a very high end driver or in "street concours" condition. Being a California then Texas car there are no rust issues or signs of collision damage. The S was repainted in the 80s in the original color of Polo Red. The condition of the paint is still excellent with great patina and very little paint chips from use. The interior is in beautiful condition with the original Elephant hide panels and properly restored standard seats with OE Porsche wool Houndstooth inserts with newer, proper carpet, original uncracked two piece dash, great headliner and working Becker radio.
The mechanicals are excellent and recently serviced with detailed original, matching number engine. Being an early 68S this car has the more desirable Aluminum rather than Magnesium engine case.There are no mechanical needs. The S starts, stops and runs excellent and everything is proper and where it should be. All 5 wheels were correctly restored by Harvey Weidman and are the 68 only 5.5 x 15 inch size. The tires are new. There are beautiful working Hella 128 lights and the original Webasto gas heater is still in place though it has not been fired in years.There is a full tool kit in beautiful condition with the very rare elephant hide tool kit bag. The 68S owner's manual and the two maintenance books are in excellent condition and also of note included is the original metal warranty plate. When was the last time you saw one of those? This is a great opportunity to own a rare proper 68 911S than can be enjoyed and driven today without any needs. Chassis number 11800531, Engine number 4080641.
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From WikipediaThe Porsche 911 (pronounced as Nine Eleven, German: Neunelfer) is a luxury 2-door sports coupe / GT made by Porsche AG of Stuttgart, Germany. It has a distinctive design, rear-engined and with independent rear suspension, an evolution of the swing axle on the Porsche 356. The engine was also air-cooled until the introduction of the Type 996 in 1998. Since its introduction in 1963, it has undergone continuous development, though the basic concept has remained little changed.
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