1969 Porsche 911 S 2.2 Coupé Prototype

This quite unusual numbers-matching 1969 Porsche 911S coupé was pulled off the assembly line in April of that year and delivered to Porsche’s testing office for use as a development chassis. The 1969 911S was the last of the ‘B-Series’, powered by a fuel-injected 2.0-liter engine; the 1970 C-Series version would see engine size increased to 2.2 litres. This early example was factory equipped with the 12th production 2.2 engine built (Type 911/02), which is duly recorded on its Kardex, and used to test compatibility of the new powerplant with its five-speed transaxle.

Upon completion of testing at the factory, this car was sold to Porsche Cars America and shipped to the U.S., where it was equipped with U.S.-specification lights and instruments and thence sold to a private owner who reportedly placed it in storage for many years. In 2013, it was sold to the consignor in Finland. A full bare-metal, rotisserie restoration, including a chassis, suspension and engine rebuild, was carried out in Holland by marque specialist DUEL Motorsports/Dutch Engine Laboratories. Extensive repairs were carried out on the floorpans, and according to repair invoices, new front fenders and other parts were installed.

This very attractive 911S is presented in its original colour of 6809 Blutorange (Tangerine) with a largely original black leatherette interior with black corduroy seat inserts and charcoal carpeting, stainless rocker panel trim, an AM-FM stereo radio and a set of correct Fuchs forged light-alloy wheels.

This car is supplied with an extensive folio containing factory documents, including a Kardex, restoration invoices, registration paperwork from the U.S., export documents and before-and-after photographs showing the restoration work. A correct tool kit, jack and spare tyre are supplied with the car.

This represents a possibly unique opportunity to purchase a genuine piece of Porsche history, representing one of the very first development examples of one of the most important cars in the development of the 911 line.

RM | Sotheby’s – MONACO 2018

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