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

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    Senior Member HughH's Avatar
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    the next question is whether the other three GTS's also had the Versuch 320xxx numbering and fill in a couple of gaps in this table

    Early special cars

    Body number is in the left hand door frame



    Body No Year Model Chassis Number - Number Produced
    320-001 1967 911 S (Versuch) 1 of 9
    320-002 1967 911 S (Versuch) 2 of 9
    320-003 1967 911 S (Versuch) 3 of 9
    320-004 1967 911 S (Versuch) 4 of 9
    320-005 1967 911 S (Versuch) 5 of 9
    320-006 1967 911 S (Versuch) 6 of 9
    320-007 1967 911 S (Versuch) 7 of 9
    320-008 1967 911 S (Versuch) 8 of 9
    320-009 1967 911 S (Versuch) 9 of 9
    320-010 1969 911 S (Versuch) 119300001 1 of 2
    320-011 1969 911 S (Versuch) 119300002 1 of 2
    320-012 1969 911E (Versuch) 119200001 1 of ?
    320-013
    320-014
    320-015
    320-016
    320-017 1969 911S built June 68 119300004 rally recce car
    320-018
    320-019
    320-020 1967 Coupe Viersitzer 1 of 1
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    Hugh, the pictures you posted of the LWB car with vent windows brought me back to an article of the Marathon de la Route 1968. A private(?) entry #42 driven by a guy named Herman (Hans???) could be 00004 but has a different registration number.Marathon de la Route - 1968.Small.pdf

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    very interesting but that car has deco strips so suspect a different car and not a lightweight
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    Agreed, but car does appear to be a LWB and that is unusual for vent windows.

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    Moderator - thread should be renamed as 1969 911 GTS cars and moved to appropriate section to keep the information
    The early Sís...

    1967 S Coupe
    1969 S werks
    1973 RS Coupe (an honorary S?)

    My real passion are 356ís

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    Sanders - I love the pictures of 0004, both in the snow as well as the Inca rally. Really amazing.

    Hugh - I will chrck when I get back in a week to see if I can’t help you fill out the chassis numbers.
    The early Sís...

    1967 S Coupe
    1969 S werks
    1973 RS Coupe (an honorary S?)

    My real passion are 356ís

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    Hugh
    My scan isn't working so I can't show pictures of 1969 press cars from Brian Long's "Porsche The Definitive History 1963 to 1971" but there must be 32XXXX cars on pages 106-116. LWB cars with SWB front and rear tail lights. I believe the 911S on page 106 with registration number S-H 7462 is the same car on pages 115 and 116. I've always thought that 911S could be 00004 but with the pictures you posted showing vent windows now I doubt it.

    I have studied the pics you posted in post #19 and I think I see in your second photo of 00004 a SWB front directional and horn grill on the right and a LWB light/grill on the left. Given the aforementioned press pics of cars with front SWB lights if a prototype needed a replacement fender it might not match. Any thoughts?

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    I looked this car over for a couple hours when it was at the Jay Peak parade in 2016. The car is basically as it was raced. No high dollar restoration there.

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    The Long book is one of the few I don't own - however I have a couple of pictures of a red car with the plates S-H 7462. As far as i can work out that car belonged to the Press department for photos and journalist test drives. The photos are at Schloss Solitude (I have a date 69 on one and 68 on another but they were obviously taken as a part of the same photo shoot for brochures, postcards etc. there is one photo that you cannot see the licence plate but it must be the same car given the same location and posed with the other car (a Bahama yellow US T with plates S-H 7460)
    Looking at the red car I cant see anything that would signal that it was not a very early production (stock) car for the press fleet.
    i have attached the 3 photos i have but would be interested to see the photos you reference if anyone else could post them

    On the prototype cars i would have thought that they might put anything that was handy in a parts bin, or even test parts not in production yet, on them so I would never be surprised what parts (or mis matched parts) were on them
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    So we have the registration number of 3 of the 4 GTS’s?

    And 0004 is different than the others being a prototype? I saw an early post suggesting it was a converted SWB to LWB but that doesn’t make sense? Sanders, is it your impression it was always a LWB? Why did it end up with certain SWB features (what are they?) and why didn’t the others?
    The early Sís...

    1967 S Coupe
    1969 S werks
    1973 RS Coupe (an honorary S?)

    My real passion are 356ís

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