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Numbers Matching 911 S Coupe $120 Invested For Sale (1969)
|1969 Porsche 911 S Coupe|
10,000 Miles Since Restoration
Light Ivory on Black Leatherette
5-Speed Manual (901) Gearbox
Bare Metal Restoration
No Rust / No Accidents
Certificate of Authenticity from Porsche
Offered at $119,990
The 1969 911 S cars are finally coming into their own. This was a unique transition year for Porsche and as a result, one of the best 911s was produced. The 1969 S had one of the lightest chassis as well as a 2.0 Liter engine derived directly from its race program. Making use of the new mechanical fuel injection, the combination with the longer and lighter chassis produced a racecar for the street.
This Porsche was delivered new to the Midwest (Iowa we believe). By the early 80’s, it was sold to an owner in New Mexico. Finally, by the 90’s it ended up in a Southern California garage. By this point, the car was just another tired old 911. It still drove, but was in need of restoration. The owner at this time decided to start with the engine and would deal with the body later. He hired Allen Faragallah from Aasco Motors. Allen is a very well respected engine builder in the California Porsche community. In the process of building the motor, some of the best people in the business got involved. Eurometrix rebuilt the throttle bodies; Gus at Pacific did the MFI pump; and, Ollies did the machine work. The engine build was finished around the year 2000. Unfortunately, the bodywork was never started and the engine sat just waiting for the project to move forward.
The car then traded hands several times with different owners on the West Coast but no one did anything. Fortunately, the car remained very complete with all of its original parts. Finally, in 2008, the current owner committed to bringing this early 911 S back to its full glory. Having recently finished an R Gruppe project, he had the itch to build a more stock early S. This car checked all the boxes. It was complete and had a fresh engine that was numbers matching. So, how hard could this project really be??!!
Well, over 2-years later and more than $80,000 worth of receipts, his vision was realized.
The car went to the capable hands of Tony and Marco from TLG Auto (www.tlgauto.com). They begin the disassembly and handed the body over to John Esposito. The good news was that the body was very straight with no signs of being hit or abused. The bad news was the rust from it’s first 10-years in the mid-west. The car was media blasted to the bare metal by Best of Show. Any and all rust was repaired the right way (see build photos) by John Esposito. The front pan and the rockers were replaced. Once the body was repaired, all the panels were fitted with an incredibly even 4mm gaps all the way around. Finally, the car was primed and painted its original light ivory.
The car then went back to TLG to be completely reassembled. Everything was either replaced or restored. Nothing was left undone. The goal here was to build a 911 that looked as close to the day it was delivered from Porsche…not over-restored.
Of course, the owner wanted to give the car a period correct sport purpose look. The interior is simple, purposeful, and well executed. Levon did the upholstery. A correct Perlon lightweight carpet with original mat pads were used. Also, custom SWB style door panels with R inspired door pulls were created. Period-correct early Recaro buckets enhanced the minimalist look. Finally, Repa vintage belts and an early roll hoop added the perfect touch.
*Note: The car comes with a double wrapped 380mm steering wheel. We have available a correct 400mm wheel restored by Tony at Autobahn (see pics).
The owner wanted the exterior to be subtle and understated. He added some correct H1 headlights with through-the-grill fog lights. Combined with the deep 6x15 “heart” wheels, sport muffler, and lowered stance, this Early S has just the right amount of attitude.
The car was completed about 2-years ago. Most people underestimate the value of sorting a car out. Just because a car was completely restored, doesn’t mean that it is perfect and ready to go. These are still hand-built 40-year old cars that need to be driven. The owner of this 911 wanted it to drive as good as it did the day it rolled off the factory floor. So, he spent the next two years and another $20,000 getting all the details right. All this effort pays off when you turn the key and the engine fires with no hesitation.
Recent compression and leakdown were performed. The results were 150 compression even across all cylinders. And less than 6% off on the leakdown.
This Porsche comes complete with the correct and complete tool kit, Coco floor mats, jack, Porsche car bra, owner’s manual, space-saver spare, Carrera RS compressed air bottle (reproduction), and service records going back to 1972.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Paul at 714-335-4911 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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