Finding a well sorted classic car that could be used for vintage racing or for a nice Sunday cruise is not an easy search. You tend have one or the other, but not both. But sometimes a little window shopping can unearth surprising results and the Pick of the Day falls under two genres as a Sunday driver to cars shows, or as a proper vintage racer.
“Delivered new on April 12, 1967 to Owen O’Meara of Denver, Colorado, this short-wheelbase 911 Coupe has led an interesting life,” the listing notes. “After being sold to an enthusiast in Coronado, California, the car was repainted from its original Polo Red to an unintended darker Cranberry. In 2001 it was acquired by its third owner, a noted Bay-area auto journalist and SCCA racer, as a retirement project.
“He stripped the interior and underside, made some minor rust repairs, and transformed the 911 into a vintage racer with a roll-bar, racing seat and harness, plastic door windows, fire system, and a fuel cell, adding silver stripes and rocker trim.”
This Porsche is powered by its original engine that was rebuilt and now churns out 208 wheel horsepower on a chassis dyno. According to the listing, the Porsche received service a year ago that included a full brake overhaul with caliper restoration, new rotors and pads. It also received a carburetor rebuild, new fuel lines, new fuel tank, new shocks and fresh fluids.
The previous owner entered the 911 in west coast vintage events,including a pair of PAC Rennsport Reunions at Laguna Seca. The listing advises that the car was sold to the dealer seven years ago, has been driven infrequently but hasn’t been raced.
The dealer is asking $159,995 and the sale includes HMSA logbooks, original bill of sale, factory manuals, a dyno sheet, and extra parts. With this 911 you have options with a restored vehicle to either race, cruise or maybe both. Who doesn’t like options in life?