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Well-preserved 1966 Porsche 911 in time-warp condition


Sometimes you can get a great deal on a classic car, and other times it makes sense to pay up and buy a truly exceptional example of that car.

With Porsche 911s, especially early models, it is usually best to pay what it costs to get the best car you can. The Pick of the Day is exactly that, a 1966 Porsche 911 said to be completely original and in immaculate condition.

Porsche 911
The coupe looks immaculately preserved

The seller acquired chassis 303997 approximately 15 years ago, according to the Raleigh, North Carolina, dealer advertising the 911 on ClassicCars.com.

Folks at the dealership were “astonished when we saw this no-stories 911 in its original state complete with its original manuals, jack, tool kit, and service documentation (verifying its original 86K miles),” the ad says.

Porsche 911
The body panels look straight and unmarred

This short-wheelbase Porsche 911 is still in its factory finish of Aga Blue with a red interior, which is rarely seen especially in an all-original, never-restored example.

The seller notes that the coupe “sat for nearly 20 years before we got it, and when we got it home, we brought the 911 back to life, taking care of the typical mechanical items and using a lot of elbow grease while rubbing on the thin paint.”

This stunning preservation-class 911 remains in its beautiful all-original, non-modified state, and according to the seller is, “everything you would expect from a 52-year-old well-cared-for 911.”

The pictures and video with this ad fully tell the story.

Porsche 911
The interior appears to have a pleasant patina

How this car escaped being modified during the 1970s and ’80s is a miracle in itself, as many of these early cars in that period were treated to such upgrades as fender flares, whale-tail decklids and stupid-loud Alpine stereo systems that required cutting holes in the dash to install.

Hardly any sports cars from the 1960s have this level of factory originality, making this Porsche not only rare in being a 1966 911, with only 1,559 total cars built, but nearly unheard of in such pristine condition.

The asking price for this time-capsule Porsche 911 is a strong $320,000. But if you are looking for the finest example of an early 911 to take to the Porsche Parade and clean up for preservation-class concours judging, this could be the one.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

Andy Reid
Andy Reid
Andy Reid's first car, purchased at age 15, was a 1968 Fiat 124 coupe. His second, obtained by spending his college savings fund, was a 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2. Since then, he has owned more than 150 cars—none of them normal or reasonable—as well as numerous classic motorcycles and scooters. A veteran of film, television, advertising and helping to launch a few Internet-based companies, Reid was a columnist for Classic Motorsports magazine for 12 years and has written for several other publications. He is considered an expert in European sports and luxury cars and is a respected concours judge. He lives in Canton, Connecticut.


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