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    History: 1969 Porsche 911S GT Factory Works, Marathon De La Route Winner

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    Collector Car Vault, Santa Paula, California
    1969 Porsche 2.0L 911S GT Factory Works
    VIN: 119300009
    Engine: -
    Trans: -
    Color: Orange/Black
    Mileage: -
    Price: US$1,900,000

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    Seller's Description:

    - Bosch Mechanical Fuel Injection
    - 190bhp at 6,800rpm
    - 5-Speed Manual Transmission
    - Front and Rear Independent Suspension
    - 4-Wheel Disc Brakes

    THE MARATHON DE LA ROUTE, an 84-hour epic endurance race run between 1965 and 1971, was an event that pushed both car and driver to breaking point. Referred to by competitors as the ‘World's Longest Motor Race', a name which went some way towards describing this epic test of human and mechanical stamina and survival. Participating in the Marathon de la Route was like driving three and half Le Mans 24-Hours, back-to-back.

    Porsche had a new weapon at its disposal for the 1968 event as its 911 now boasted the new 2268 mm long-wheelbase body as would found in its 1969 production cars. Although the lead car was entered as a 911 R, this car was not a full spec ‘R' as it was fitted with an uprated 911 S engine developing 190 bhp that featured Bosch mechanical fuel injection. Driven for 84 hours between August 20-24, 1968 to overall victory at the Nürburgring by factory drivers Herbert Linge, Dieter Glemser, and Willi Kauhsen ‘009' covered more than 6,275 miles. This fantastically original factory works car, in the same ownership since 1974, is recognized as having achieved the first international victory for a long-wheelbase Porsche 911. Of the four 911 GTS produced by the factory, this is the only example to have survived in its original specification.

    Photo Credit: Michael Furman Photography, McKlein Publishing and Porsche.
    Doug Dill

    1973 911E Coupe
    PCA #1987109761
    Early 911S Registry #548

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    Senior Member Bill Simmeth's Avatar
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    If only.

    Caught a great pic of Willi Kauhsen trying on his old ride at the PRCC in 2011. You could just see the memories flooding back.

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    Proper designation is "GTS"

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    Numerous threads on this car on SReg. What a spectacular piece of history.

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    1969 S Coupe #761
    Early S Registry #1624

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    I really want a steering wheel like that one!

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    It's a really nice car but way above my pay grade.
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    Didn't realise that a 911 batwing will fit on a 914 steering wheel. I thought the latter had a shallower depth?

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