There are currently two notable Porsche 911s being offered on Bring a Trailer: a 1965 Porsche 911 and a 2006 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet 6-Speed.
1965 Porsche 911
The 1965 Porsche 911 was built on April 7, 1965 and was subsequently delivered to Competition Motors in Culver City, California. Acquired by the current consigner back in 2006, the example was then given a multi-year refurbishment.
Altissimo Paint and Body Restoration of American Canyon, California was tapped to do the bare-metal repaint wherein it was repainted in factory black (6413). There were also some additional work done on the example including rust repairs on the parcel shelf and driver-side C-pillar.
For the exterior, it has four-screw horn grilles, sealed-beam headlights, fog lights, driver-side mirror, front and rear bumperettes, chrome window trim, and gold decklid badging. The 15-inch chrome wheels were also recently refinished and wrapped in 165-series Vredestein Sprint Classic tires.
During the same refurbishment process, they overhauled the suspension and gave it replacement bushings and Bilstein dampers. Even the brake calipers were refurbished by Gold Line Brakes of Seattle in Washington. Additional service were done by replacing the brake master cylinder, flexible brake lines, and rotors.
For the interior, Autobahn interiors from San Diego California refurbished the front bucket seats with black leatherette upholstery with Pepita cloth inserts. Kenny Neminac of Walnut Creek, California also did some interior work by reupholstering the headliner, door panels, and dashboard. Black rubber mats protect the replacement dark gray German carpeting, with other interior features like the fold-down rear seats, front lap belts, vent windows, and a Blaupunkt push-button radio that came all the way from Auto Atlanta.
Hardwood Classics in Los Osos, California refurbished the wood-rimmed steering wheel and woodgrain dashboard trim, while North Hollywood Speedometer in California worked on the green-lettered instrumentation which can be seen on the central tachometer, a 150-mph speedometer, auxiliary gauges, and an analog clock.
The odometer shows 12k miles, with 250 miles coming from the consigner. True mileage of the example is unknown.
It is said that the 2.0-liter flat-six replacement was rebuilt and equipped with a replacement wiring harness as well as twin Solex carburetors. They also overhauled the distributor and twin mechanical fuel pumps.
In preparation for the sale, they did an oil change and valve adjustment.
The engine stamp on the example corresponds with a 2.0-liter 901/01 flat-six that was produced for a 1965 911 manufactured between January and June in 1965.
A Type 901/0 five-speed manual transaxle sends power to the rear wheels was also claimed to have been overhauled. The 100825 stamp on the transmission matches the serial number listed on the Kardex.
The Webasto heater components which were removed will be part of the sale, as well as a reproduction tool kit and factory jack.
As of writing, the 1965 Porsche 911 has a bid of $150,000 with the sale ending on March 16.
2006 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet 6-Speed
The 2006 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet 6-Speed was delivered new to Hendrick Porsche in Charlotte, North Carolina. The previous owner had the example from 2008 until this year when it was acquired by the consigning dealer.
Finished in gorgeous Guards Red, it is matched with a power-retractable black convertible soft top. Other exterior features include an alloy fuel filler cap, rain-sending windshield wiper, fog lights, and a speed-activated rear spoiler. It is equipped with a silver-finished 18-inch five-spoke wheels matched with Michelin Pilot Sport N4 tires that measure 235/40 in front and 265/40 at the rear.
Multi-piston red calipers on cross-drilled and vented rotors at all four wheels provide the braking power of the example. Driver assist features include the Porsche Stability Management (PSM), active brake differential (ABD), and anti-slip regulation (ASR).
For the interior, it features the power-adjustable and heated front seats that are upholstered in black leather with contrasting stitching that can also be seen on the door panels. The dash and the center console were given the body-color trim. Interior features include cruise control, Porsche Communication Management (PCM), AM/FM/CD stereo, driver-seat memory settings, automatic climate control, Guards Red seatbelts, and floor mats bearing the Porsche logo. The switchgear for the climate control shows a bit of wear.
Guards Red instrument dials like the central tachometer, a 200mph speedometer, and other gauges like for oil temperature, oil pressure, fuel level, and coolant temperature are framed by a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The example has a digital odometer that shows only 34k miles.
Under the hood is a 3.6-liter M96 flax-six engine which is factory rated at 325hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual transaxle sends power to the rear wheels. It also has a sport exhaust system with quad exhaust outlets. In January 2012, records show that the IMS bearing was removed and reinforced and at the time, it showed the mileage at 24k miles. In April 2015, another record showed that the shift cable was replaced. The mileage then was approximately 29k miles. This example currently has only 34k miles on the odometer.
It had a recent maintenance in April 2019, where they also replaced the drive belt and spark plugs. The Carfax reports no damage and lists registration. The example is registered in North Carolina.
Some minor issues include some chips that can be seen on the front bumper, as well as cracks on the quarter panel stone guards just before the rear wheels.