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1965 Porsche 911 SWB 2.0 Litre

  • Porsche 911 SWB 2.0L perfect for the pre-1966 911 series
  • Full bare-metal restoration to Appendix K spec
  • Restored and setup by Steve Monk of The Body Werkes
  • Comes ready to race with fresh FIA HTP papers

Chassis number 303449 is a Porsche 911 SWB 2.0 litre delivered new to the USA and first registered on the 1st of January 1966, thereby making it a 1965 build car and therefore eligible for the Pre-1966 race series, especially the hugely popular Peter Auto 2.0L Cup that recently won the best race series prize at the Octane Historic Motoring Awards 2018.

The early history of this Porsche 911 SWB is not known, but we know it had a racing career in the USA in the late 1980’s and early 90’s. The current owner acquired the car with a view to preparing it for the Pre-’66 series but other ongoing race car projects means he won’t be able to pursue the series and the decision was made to sell the car so that someone who wants to cut their teeth in this hugely exciting and competitive series has the opportunity to jump straight in to a fully prepped and fresh racing car.

After acquiring the car the owner sent it to Steve Monk, the renowned Porsche specialist and his outfit, The Body Werkes. A bare metal, ground-up restoration began, including a full engine and gearbox rebuild, to end up with the ultimate FIA specification Short Wheelbase 2.0l 911.

During the restoration it was discovered that all the panels were original to the car so an approach of restore, as opposed to replace, was employed and the car has just been finished and set up on the dyno. Many early 911’s had issues with their Solex carburettors and as a result most owners had Weber carbs fitted. Unfortunately, to adhere to FIA regulations, racing examples must be fitted with original specification Solex carbs which are extremely hard to find. At great cost an original and correct set of carbs were sourced, restored and set up so that the car is running beautifully.

With the season approaching, and with no time to find a project car to restore to FIA specification, this is an ideal opportunity for anyone who wants to compete on the 2019 season with a fabulous and very well set up early Porsche 911 SWB.

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