1966 Porsche 911
Highly Desirable Early “Wood Dash” Short-Wheelbase (SWB) Example
Numbers Matching With Porsche COA
Freshly Rebuilt Original 2.0L Engine
VIN - 304166
Engine – 2.0L, 6 Cylinder
Gearbox – 5 Speed Manual
Drivetrain - Rear Engine, RWD
Price - $95,000
The Porsche 911, arguably one of the most iconic sports cars of all time, was first introduced to the world in September 1963 at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Entering series production in late 1964, the 911 series featured 2.0L, horizontally opposed, air-cooled six cylinder powerplants that were the key ingredient in the success of the 911 – both on the sales floor and in subsequent motorsport competition.
These early cars are the purest form of the original 911 design brief. The early cars are very lively and engaging with their short wheelbase (SWB) configuration and wonderful 901, dog leg transmissions. To spend the day with one on the back roads is a true delight. It is no wonder that they remain in strong demand by collectors and enthusiasts.
The car here was completed on April 6, 1966 and is a numbers matching example (Engine – 907354, Transmission – 229746), per the Porsche COA. The original 2.0L engine is recently rebuilt within the last few hundred miles, and as the car is a late 1966 production example (with the correct 901/05 engine type) – it is a Weber carburetor equipped car. The car starts and runs very well, and the engine shows no leaks or smoke at start-up. The transmission currently shows a minor leak, and shifts smoothly with deliberate use. Brakes are good with newer lines and fluid, suspension is ready for a refresh for more spirited driving. Gas tank and fuel lines are new last year.
Originally delivered from the factory in Light Ivory (6604) the car was painted black some number of years ago. The paint is serviceable but showing its age with several areas touched up. The interior presents well - headliner is black and in great shape, front seats are nice and recently recovered, dash is good overall with lovely original wood and patina. Glass appears original, other than windshield, and brightwork is in generally good condition throughout.
Body is solid and rust free while the undercoat appears original and flaking off in places revealing only solid metal. The front latch panel has previously been replaced. A previous owner cleaned and sprayed the underside black, and there are photos in the file from before/after this work. Overall it is a solid and clean car underneath and throughout the trunk and engine areas.
Wheels are correct 4.5” steel wheels (all dated 11/65) and are wrapped with new Vredestein Sport Classic tires. Spare is a non-date matching wheel from 1967. The factory tool kit is missing, as are the original owner’s manuals.
Mileage is 00365 on the 5-digit VDO gauge, which was reset at time of engine build, so chassis mileage is now TMU. Matching the COA, there is a factory installed Webasto gasoline heater in the front trunk. It is non-operational at this time but appears to be complete.
A numbers matching early SWB Porsche 911 will always be in demand and welcomed at events around the globe. Here is a chance to enjoy one as a driver, or jump into a full restoration as desired.
Please call Jason at 206-355-7727 for more information on this 1966 Porsche 911 for sale.