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1969 Porsche 911S Coupe

CHASSIS NO: 119300296
• Exceptional opportunity – never publicly offered at auction
• Documents include Porsche Certificate of Authenticity
• Accompanied by original manuals, tools, service records, and more
• Excellent driving example of a Porsche legend; matching engine and gearbox
• Very well-presented and preserved long-term, West Coast vehicle

1,991 cc air-cooled SOHC flat six-cylinder engine, Bosch mechanical fuel injection, 170 HP at 6,800 RPM, five-speed manual gearbox in rear transaxle, four-wheel independent suspension, four-wheel ventilated hydraulic disc brakes; wheelbase: 89.4”

Soon after Porsche began producing the 911 in 1964, the new car’s sporting credentials were confirmed at the 1965 Monte Carlo Rally with Peter Falk and Herbert Linge co-driving one to a creditable fifth-place finish. At the urging of fast-rising British racing driver, Vic Elford, Porsche’s competition manager Baron Huschke von Hanstein initiated a limited racing programme for the new 911, with Elford going on to score third at the 1966 Tour de Corse and winning the UK’s first-ever Rallycross event. Elford’s 1968 Monte Carlo victory, the 911’s sheer excellence and changing FIA regulations made the 911 the new cornerstone of Porsche’s racing program. As always, the lessons of racing were directly applied by Porsche’s engineers to methodically improve the company’s great road cars.

The higher-performance “S” or “Super” debuted for 1967 and quickly sired lightweight racing variants including the fierce 911R. Main “S” upgrades included comprehensive engine enhancements for greater high-rpm power and durability plus ventilated disc brakes, chassis tuning, and the addition of Fuchs five-spoke alloy wheels. From launch, the 911S has been the hands-down favorite of driving enthusiasts around the world, with the early short-wheelbase examples providing exceptional performance and unmatched driver and machine interaction. Top-speed performance approached and sometimes exceeded 140 miles per hour.

When new, Porsche advertising copy provocatively described the 911S as “…no car for the novice.” However, the Car and Driver magazine’s road test report of the 911S found the car easier to live with and enjoy, dispelling the reputed “peakiness” and oversteering tendencies normally ascribed to the car over the intervening 45-plus years since its debut. During their time with the 911S, Car and Driver testers clocked a blistering 6.5-second sprint from rest to 60 mph, en route to a strong 15.2-second trip through the quarter mile. Interestingly, the Car and Driver report claimed that this performance was achieved with a test car that was not tuned or dealer-prepared prior to the test.

Despite intense demand for the 911S, the challenges posed by the tough new exhaust emission regulations prompted Porsche to withdraw it from the United States for 1968. The 911 received its first major change for 1969 with a slight wheelbase extension and many other detail refinements; the car’s basic dimensions would remain unchanged through 1973. The "S" triumphantly returned to America with the use of Bosch mechanical fuel injection and a 170-horsepower rating. Just 2,106 examples of the top-of-the-line 911S would be built in all for 1969, including 1,492 pure and purposeful coupes.

According to the Certificate of Authenticity issued Porsche Cars North America, this rare and very special 1969 Porsche 911S Coupe was factory-finished in Stuttgart with Light Ivory paint over black leatherette upholstery and optional equipment including a Blaupunkt New York radio, complete with antenna and loudspeaker. Producing 170 factory-rated horsepower at 6,800 engine revolutions, the legendary Type 901/10 "S" engine (Number 6390419) is mated to a Type 901 five-speed manual gearbox (Number 7191510). Both the engine and gearbox are the vehicle’s matching numbers units and correspond to the numbers listed on the Certificate of Authenticity from Porsche, and both have been overhauled. A Dansk high-performance exhaust system delivers additional power with a sweetly enhanced soundtrack. The body panels are also believed original to the car, which has been based in the Pacific Northwest since at least 1980. Other highlights of this outstanding 1969 Porsche 911S include a very well-presented interior with nicely restored instruments and upgraded black leather upholstery, plus an exceptional dash and storage pockets.

As offered, this exceptionally well-maintained and presented 1969 Porsche 911S Coupe is a strong performer with the fuel injection system checked and gone through, the five-speed gearbox delivers outstanding, positive shift action with none of the usual synchronizer issues present in lesser examples, and all systems functioning properly and as they should. A slightly lowered suspension heightens the already renowned handling prowess of this 911S. In addition to the Certificate of Authenticity from Porsche confirming original data are two binders of documents containing service records dating to 1979. Other desirable items include original manuals and tools. A sound and solid, high-quality example with matching numbers, this exceptional 1969 Porsche 911S simply “ticks all the boxes” for a truly outstanding classic Porsche worthy of continued preservation and enjoyment.

1969 Porsche 911S Coupe
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