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    FS: @RM Sotheby's - '67 2.0L 911S 'Rallye' Coupe - 308475S

    Based on these comments, this car is worth a separate thread . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by beh911 View Post
    This has to be the most interesting early S available to the public market in years...
    Quote Originally Posted by Soterik View Post
    Holy $hit...... so many details. I will not be able to attend this auction, would somebody PLEASE take a LOT of pictures of this car and the details.....
    RM|Sotheby's 2019 Monterey Auction, August 15-17, 2019
    1967 Porsche 2.0L 911S 'Rallye' Coupe
    VIN: 308475 / 308475S
    Engine: 962015
    Trans: 8119281001
    Color: Silver Metallic/Black Leatherette
    Mileage: 08,266 (indicated)
    Auction Estimate: US$250,000 - $325,000
    Sold for: US$912,500 (Inclusive of applicable buyer's fee)

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    Auction Description:

    - Thoroughly original; only 8,266 miles
    - Original matching-numbers drivetrain
    - Factory optioned with Rallye package and Sport Kit II
    - Long-term ownership by Porsche racing champion Bruce Jennings
    - Offered from its third owner of over 20 years
    - Documented with a copy of its factory Kardex

    Having recognized early on that entering in competition would help bolster retail sales, Porsche first created a small series of special lightweight cars called the 911 R. But its attention was really focused on selling cars that could be raced or rallied by its customers while adhering to the FIA’s GT Group 3 regulations. A big step in that direction was the creation of the optional “Rally package” that would allow upgrading the stock 160 hp 901/02 engine with 906 cams and con-rods, plus larger carburetors, if desired. Also listed were a competition clutch and sport exhaust, a partial roll bar in the cabin, competition seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, wider alloy wheels, a 100-liter gas tank, and a variety of gearing. In addition, two other optional tuning packages were made available, Sport Kit I and Sport Kit II. The latter supplied the purchaser with different jets and venturis for the Weber 40 mm triple-throat carburetors and was good for an additional 15 horsepower.

    This wonderful 1967 911 S was originally delivered through Porsche of America in Teaneck, New Jersey, to Dr. John Sullivan of Syracuse, New York. According to its factory Kardex, it was ordered with the desirable Rally Package, Sport Kit II, a locking differential, and set of air horns, along with Dunlop tires. Allegedly too hot to handle, Dr. Sullivan didn’t keep the car long, selling this and another early 911 to Maryland-based Porsche racing driver Bruce Jennings, known as “King Carrera.” While Jennings drove the other car on a daily basis, he only competed in this 911 S once, in a 10-lap sprint at Bridgehampton. He otherwise put the car into storage, placing it on jack stands in his garage, where it remained virtually untouched for nearly three decades. A close friend of Jennings relates that he rotated the engine periodically to ensure lubrication. After Jennings’s passing in 1997, it was acquired directly by the current owner.

    Careful examination reveals that the Silver Metallic adorning this stunning ’67 S is factory-original and unmolested in all respects. The odometer reading of just 8,266 miles appears to be original and correct. For a car that left the factory on 17 August 1967, that is quite astonishing, and it makes this first-year 911 S, equipped with factory Rally equipment and Sport Kit II, an ideal Porsche that any serious collector would rightfully covet.

    Today the original black leatherette interior of this special 911 appears as new. The very unusual ventilated upholstery on the driver’s and passenger Recaro Sport seats is in perfect condition, and the leather-wrapped sports steering wheel is unmarked. There is provision for mounting a set of racing harnesses. The body panels and floor pans were never undercoated by the factory, as a weight-saving measure, and remain in excellent original condition. Under the front lid resides a correct 100-liter rally fuel tank. The Fuchs alloy wheels retain a set of period-correct 500/7.50◊15-inch Goodyear Blue Streak tires.

    Included with this exceptionally rare Porsche is a copy of its factory Kardex, Certificate of Authenticity, copy of the homologated Group 3 Rally components, along with its original tool kit, owner’s manuals, and maintenance record book. This very special high-performance lightweight 911 S is in impeccable original condition and boasts a wonderful and unblemished pedigree.
    Last edited by DOUGS73E; 08-20-2019 at 11:52 AM. Reason: Added sold for price.
    Doug Dill

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    Incredible car with an incredible result. $825k!
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    $912 after fees. I tried but I didn’t get it! It was everything: amazing preservation condition, incredible options, and the first factory push into making the 911 a race car for customers.
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    Wow, what a fantastic car.... Cool that there are still some like this one out there. Does anybody know where it goes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike66 View Post
    Wow, what a fantastic car.... Cool that there are still some like this one out there. Does anybody know where it goes?
    I have an idea but I don’t know which of the two prevailed at the end. I was a very aggressive bidder but deeper/more determined pockets prevailed. Super special preservationists dream car. Still wondering if I should have gone the extra mile!
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    1967 S Coupe
    1970 S Targa
    1973 RS Coupe (an honorary S?)

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    Even back in the day, Bruce Jennings knew it was a special car, probably drove it a couple times and put it away on jack stands for 30+ years. It looks like it never even got seat belts installed. A car that will only be driven on the lawn for sure. Chris
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    I imagine it would get more use than just the lawn. I was planning on driving it regularly. In my view, I figured I would end up maybe putting at the most 3,000 miles on it while I owned it, given when we use vintage cars. That wouldn't hurt the originality any.

    It was the first stab by Porsche to support customer racing in 911's, but the specifics of the rally option and sport kit 2 aren't that interesting.

    I still wish I had gotten it, but knowing who won it and who the underbidder was, it wasn't in the cards! (I still went way above the high estimate though)
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    1967 S Coupe
    1970 S Targa
    1973 RS Coupe (an honorary S?)

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    Goodyear should make those exact tires again like other vintage tires. some one send them the pictures of this car and show what sold for and maybe they will get them produced. Chris
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    2. '70 911S Tangerine
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    Quote Originally Posted by raspy2point2 View Post
    Even back in the day, Bruce Jennings knew it was a special car, probably drove it a couple times and put it away on jack stands for 30+ years. It looks like it never even got seat belts installed. A car that will only be driven on the lawn for sure. Chris
    Before we bought it, the story Bruce told me was that he helped one of his supporters/sponsors (perhaps Duncan Black?) buy the car from Porsche with the Sport pkg. He tried it for an event or two and didn't care for it so ended up not being driven after that. I brought it back to driving status and then passed it along to a collector near Denver probably late 90's hadn't seen it since. It looks exactly the same as when it left my workshop.
    Cole Scrogham
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