The 55th Auction Anniversary
19 July 2018 | Monaco | Lot 17
PORSCHE 911 (1964)
Estimate € 750,000 – 1,250,000
Very rare, the 136th example BUILT
CHASSIS : 300136
PROVENANCE & SPECS :
Built 03/12/64 in Lausanne - Switzerland
Fully restored by Porsche specialist in France
Kardex by Porsche
Owning a 1964’911 is kind of an unreachable dream for many early eleven enthusiasts. But also a reality for a very few number of owner including Alois Ruf, Magnus Walker, Jean Todt and some other well known Porsche collectors. The first public presentation of a 901 took place in the Frankfurt Motor Show on September 12th, 1963. Production of the 911 began in September 1964.
The first 46 received the 901 designation and the other 186 produced in 1964 were labeled as 911 as a settlement of a Peugeot claim. All bear a specific VIN number *300XXX. But not only the VIN number makes this first production year specific to the 911. Many details also differ if compared prototype 1964 and the 65 models, like window frames, engine bay frame, smooth rear cross etc..
300136 was built the 03 12 1964 in Rubinred and delivered to Lausanne-Switzerland by Amag the 22 01 1965. An engine change was documented early in his life. The car was kept within the same hands in France since 1982. His «secret» body number is well matching as is its gearbox (Nr 100 154-901) We have been very lucky to dig out a specific 64’ engine (manufactured in April 1964), which by an extraordinary coincidence is numbered *900136 and which has received a bolts and nuts restoration. We have not saved any effort to bring back this piece of history to its former glory. A fully documented restoration file, completed with more than 500 pictures and the Porsche Certificate will be joined with the car. This 911 from 1964 is a very rare opportunity to a serious Porsche collector to enter the exclusive community of the 70 Porsche 911 still alive from the first production batch. See the specific registry dedicated to the 1964’ Elevens http://www.vierenzestig.nl/1964-porsche-911-registry/ and the very complete research by Jürgen Lewandowski detailed in the book “Die wurzeln einer legende – Porsche 901” (The roots of a legend – Porsche 901).