1968 LHD SWB

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  • 1968 LHD SWB
  • 1968 LHD SWB
  • 1968 LHD SWB
  • 1968 LHD SWB
  • 1968 LHD SWB
  • 1968 LHD SWB
  • 1968 LHD SWB
  • 1968 LHD SWB
  • 1968 LHD SWB
  • 1968 LHD SWB
  • 1968 LHD SWB
  • 1968 LHD SWB
  • 1968 LHD SWB
  • 1968 LHD SWB
  • 1968 LHD SWB
  • 1968 LHD SWB
  • 1968 LHD SWB
  • 1968 LHD SWB
  • 1968 LHD SWB
  • 1968 LHD SWB
  • 1968 LHD SWB
  • 1968 LHD SWB
  • 1968 LHD SWB
  • 1968 LHD SWB
  • 1968 LHD SWB
  • 1968 LHD SWB
  • 1968 LHD SWB
  • 1968 LHD SWB
  • 1968 LHD SWB
  • 1968 LHD SWB
  • 1968 LHD SWB
  • 1968 LHD SWB
  • 1968 LHD SWB
  • 1968 LHD SWB
  • 1968 LHD SWB

Overview

We are delighted  to presented for sale (on behalf of the owner) this elegant looking 1968 SWB Porsche 911. The car has been prepped within our workshop and is ready for any potential buyer to visit and view/drive this car.

Starting life as a 912 this Porsche was converted to 911 configuration, having a strong 6 cylinder 2.2T 911 engine fitted. A healthy history file accompanies the car and lists all the previous works completed. It was imported into the UK from the US (California) in 1998 and between  2000 -2005 the owner spent £18,000 on  upgrading the engine/brakes and suspension. All works are documented and comprehensively presented. Aston Martin Carcare stripped all the paint and resprayed the shell Stone Grey (6834). It was reported to be in remarkable condition and received a full respray resulting in the car as seen today.

History
The car was originally a U.S. Spec 1970 911T, built on the 1st December 1969 and was original finished in Bahia Red. The Certificate of Authenticity (which is present in the history file) states the original special order items included ‘basketweave’ seats, ’S’ spec instruments and door speakers. The certificate of title shows it’s last U.S. owner was in Sumner, Washington State. In 2011 it was imported into the UK
Bodywork and Paint
The shell was stripped and where necessary repairs were made using genuine Porsche parts including a new front wing, and front suspension panel. Other new GRP panels were fitted to car including reproduction RS front and rear bumpers. Rather than use a RS style engine lid the original steel panel was used, adding to the overall design of the car. Bodywork restoration was followed by a complete bare metal respray in Aubergine 025 2K solid colour. Durant mirrors were added along with a new fuel tank, all new door seals, window rubbers, untinted front and rear glass and washers, refurbished wiper mechanism, new wipers and H4 European headlamps.
Engine & Gearbox
The original 2.2T engine was not present when the project started so a 1972 2.4 with a magnesium case was sourced, engine number 6522462. This was handed over to Nick Fulljames at Redtek engineering. The basis was to build a bespoke ‘fast road’ power plant to Gruppe R 2.7 specification. Parts and works include GE40 cams, gas-flowed heads, new PMO 46mm carbs, SSI heat exchangers, upgraded head studs, shuffle-pinned core halves and a full set of RSR style fan shrouds and tray. Power is estimated at a conservative 235bhp." The engine is fixed to an original 1974 Porsche 915 gearbox. This was fully stripped and rebuilt with new synchros, selector hubs and bearings. The driveshafts were also stripped and rebuilt.
Suspension
The suspension has been rebuilt and uprated to RS spec throughout, with adjustable Koni shocks, polyurethane suspension bushes and uprated front anti-roll bar. Brakes have vented ‘turbogroove’ discs and the callipers rebuilt with a new master cylinder. Wheels are restored period Fuchs alloys - 7J x15 front and 8J x15 rear - fitted with Pirelli P6000s.
Interior
The interior is present with a full lightweight RS carpet set and Cobra Classic RS seats trimmed with hounds tooth inserts. A brand new dashboard top was sourced and fitted along with a set of refurbished instruments, new headlining and RS style door cards and pull straps