Every petrolhead needs to own at least one Porsche in their motoring lifetime. Here's why this 1965 Porsche 911 might just be that car:
This is one of the first 911s off the production line as its chassis number - in the 300s for the obsessives - indicates. A genuine barn find in California, the car has had just three owners, including the current custodian who commissioned a nose to tail restoration, including a full engine rebuild. In immaculate and correct silver, this Porsche speaks of the quiet form follows function ethos that typifies these very early 911s.
Despite its age, just one part - a front bumper - has been replaced. The delicious flat six is the unit installed at the factory, including its Solex carburettors. This 911 was ordered by its first keeper in "Deluxe" specification and the car still boasts the resulting head rests, outside door mirror and Blaupunkt Radio.
Auctioneers RM Sotheby's have the 911 consigned to their upcoming Monaco sale. If you're keen on bidding, recent sales indicate you'd best put aside in excess of £150,000.
For more information, head to the RM Sotheby’s website.
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