1965 Porsche 911


This car was purchased new in Salem, Oregon and has been in the area since. It has been off the road and in dry storage since 1981. It was then purchased in 2017 and brought to Wisconsin for restoration. This Porsche is highly original and in many ways it is in amazing condition. The original color is Signal Red; a lot of the original paint is still present such as inside the doors for example.

This 911 has never seen salt. The floor pans, back seat area and other areas that are often rusty are in remarkable condition.

The doors and deck lid are numbers matching and have 717 stamped into them. The rear bumpers have the number 720 stamped into them and have original signal red paint inside so I believe that the switch happened at the factory The seller learned that car #720 was and is blue. The front fenders and trunk lid have no numbers but appear to be original to the car. As of 3/1/2019 it has been determined that the front fenders are original. The numbers were found on the fenders and are shown in pictures below.

The interior vinyl is original and most of the carpet pieces are original. These will provide a good reference point in restoring the interior. The leather shift boot and emergency brake boots are original to this 911 and they are still nice as you will see in the pictures.

All of the glass is very nice and original. All of the pieces have the small sekurit (not sekurit-1) logos. The windshield is the original Sigla made in West Germany. I will attempt to polish the glass in an attempt to use all of it. We will see how the windshield turns out. Typically they are too far gone to be first rate. While all of the chrome trim is in remarkable condition, it will be redone to fit in with the rest of the restoration.

While the transmission is numbers matching, the engine is not. A ’65 motor did come with the car complete with Solex carbs and air cleaner.

This car also has the original spare wheel and tire, the original jack and a very nice original 1965 tool kit that is mostly complete.

The list of great details goes on. I will feature them in the pictures as this project continues.

1965 911 #301074

This is a shop project that will take some time to complete. This will be done between all of the client cars that are lined up. As you will see, this car will be done as accurate as I can do it. The one exception is that the current plan is to keep the 1967 S motor that was in it sometime before 1980. It is a complete running motor. I spoke with the owner who bought it off of a corner car lot in Boulder Co. in 1980. It was still in its original blue paint. It remained in his circle of family and friends until about 2008 when it was sold to a local collector. The condition it was in at that time is the same as when I bought it. Most of the original parts were still with the car. Otherwise I am finding NOS or excellent used pieces.

Follow all of the details in the captions for each picture. Original paint matching is being done on every possible detail. My paint supplier loves to see me walk in with yet another special request.

If you are reading this and have any parts that are unique to these early cars, please contact me to discuss them. There are some parts that are almost impossible to find. Any help is appreciated.

(Click on any of the images to view larger images of the entire project.)