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1968 Porsche 911 (SWB)

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  • Mileage~40,200
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine2.4L
  • LocationChesterfield


1968 Porsche 911 (SWB)

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Tom Valle
Professional Consigner

The ultimate drivers' car - the air-cooled short wheel base Porsche 911.

Where it all began, the early Porsche 911 traces its roots back to sketches drawn by Ferdinand "Butzi" Porsche in 1959. The 911 developed as a more powerful, larger and comfortable version of the 356 (Porsche's first model), making its first debut in 1963 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The first models had a rear-mounted 130bhp flat-6 air-cooled engine in the "boxer" configuration like the 356. This example has a larger 2.4 T engine fitted, offering a faster experience while maintaining that classic heritage.

This is a very rare find and we don't say that lightly. If you're a driver looking for that very special 911 short wheel base experience, but you don't quite have the available funds for a fully matching numbers / factory original example, then this is a car you should seriously consider, and save a lot of cash in the process. We all know that modified 911s are hot property right now. They are for those drivers' that aren't too fussed about 'factory original' - these petrolheads are more concerned about the 'pure driving experience' than 'pure originality'.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Tom after meeting Stuart the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

Stuart has nurtured this 911 back to life and it's ready for some action packed driving adventures.

Back in 2004, Stuart purchased this lovely little 911 SWB. He was keen to fully restore a 911 to use as a weekend driver and get away from the busy work life. The car also originally featured a 2.0L engine however this was uprated to a 2.4L, offering arguably a more thrilling 911 experience, and a typical upgrade that these cars get. After ~17.5 years of enjoyment and bringing the 911 back to life, Stuart is looking for another car to enjoy and therefore has made the difficult decision to part with it.

We really love this driver focused 911 that's ready to stretch its legs on the open roads. Stuart will be more than happy to answer any of your questions on 911 in the comments below.

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Stuart saved £7,740* when they
sold their Porsche with us.


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In the short wheel base form, and the original long hood style, it's arguably the purest form of the 911.

Wheels and Tyres

Fitted with 15" Fuchs, these wheels look great with no real curb damage noted.

The tyres are Marangoni Vanto performance items, great for use on the roads and look to have plenty of tread left for the new owner to properly enjoy the car.


The bodywork looks really good - the panel gaps look great, along with shut lines around the doors, bonnet, boot and engine bay. Stuart reports that both doors, hang well off their hinges, and shut and open with ease.

We've highlighted in more detail our observations through our high resolution images and videos, so please take time to look through all the media files for a detailed view at what’s on offer, and for you to assess the condition of the car for yourselves.


The paint really shows off the curves of the 911. The paintwork looks great with a deep shine all over, even coverage and colour across all the panels.

We noticed a very small mark on the engine bonnet at the rear and an area that had been touched up on the edge of the nearside door. Overall a great example ready to be used and enjoyed.

Again, we have taken high resolution images and videos of the car for you to assess the condition of the bodywork for yourselves. The images are taken from a few different angles to show off the car as you would see it if you were standing there for yourselves. So please take the time to fully assess these high resolution images and videos of the car, for you to make up your own minds about the condition of the paint.

Glass and Trim

The glass appears in great condition with no signs of chips, cracking or discolouration. The rubber seals appear to be restored too.

As you would expect from a restored example, the chrome is in great condition with no damage or signs of corrosion.


Everything just where you want it - this is the classic 911 experience.

Seats and Carpets

Fitted with the classic headrest-less seats, these black leather with ivory piping seats appear in good condition with little wear.

You'll find some minor creases and Stuart tells us that the covers for the front seats were replaced, but the bases are the originals.


The classic Porsche five-gauge set up with the additional benefits of a radio.

The dashboard appears in good condition with no obvious signs of wear and damage. The gauges, dials, gauges and clocks all appear original and in good condition, with all the number and lettering completely legible. Stuart replaced the original speedo with a MPH example as part of the work completed.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The original Porsche steering wheel along with the gearstick is fitted, both of which look in good original condition.

Please take a look at the photos and videos for a closer look at the interior.


It's all about the pure driving experience - these early cars have taught some of the best racing drivers in history how to drive.

Engine and Gearbox

Originally the car had the 2.0L engine fitted, however, this was changed to a unit that packs a punch with a beefier 2.4L engine from a 911 T. Stuart also had the engine rebuilt and you'll see invoices for the internal parts.

Stuart reports to us the Webbers have been fully refurbished and the car runs very smooth and swiftly as you work your way up the gearbox. Make no doubt about it, hearing the 2.4 engine on Webbers is sure to induce goosebumps. Please take a look at the mechanical video to see the 911 starting from cold without fuss.

Suspension and Brakes

Early narrow tyres, a semi-trailing arm rear suspension combined with a 41% front / 59% rear weight distribution meant this was a car that demanded great respect when cornering fast, especially in the wet.

Stuart reports a great drive in this 911 with on-demand braking and a smooth suspension. As we know, one of the main reasons why so many people like these earlier cars is because you can improve them over time, and tune them to your own driving requirements - this is a perfect car to keep on developing to your own specification.

The Drive

Stuart loves to drive this car and cruise around Chesterfield on the weekend. He reports a responsive and fun drive in the 911 while never failing to turn heads wherever it goes.

Electrics and Other

The car is fitted with a classic Blaupunkt radio which fits the dashboard very well. Stuart tell us that all electrics are working as they should, with the exception of the mileage counter. This is currently not registering correctly, and he believes a refurb would rectify the issue.

Please take a look at the photos and videos for a closer look at the 911 inside and out.

History and Paperwork

An early long hood / SWB 911 that is ready to be driven - and you'll probably be able to travel around the world for a year (when we're allowed to) with the money you'll save when compared to buying a 'factory original' car.

This 911 is fresh from a ~17.5 year ownership. Stuart bought this car as a project and he's built it to driver focused specification that's ready for a new owner to use, love and work on the small areas that could be improved, such as the suspension and other small tweaks over time.

The numbers are not matching, with the car having had the 2.0L engine replaced with a 2.4L T example. As part of the restoration work, after stripping the car back it was deemed that the body was beyond economical repair and so a donor was sourced and has been resprayed it in white, fitted new sills, had the Webbers refurbished, 15" Fuchs fitted, and the original seats are present in black leather and ivory piping.

Please take a look at the many pieces of paperwork that come with the car, various receipts, work carried out and MOT certificates.

We’ve done all our usual seller checks including photo ID, V5 and also actioned a HPi check on the vehicle.

We've summarised our own view on the car based on information gained from the seller in the listing above, however, and as you can see, we go to great lengths to photograph and video the car in high resolution detail - this has been done for you to make your own assessment from the comfort of your sofa. So please sit back, have a cuppa and take your time to review everything on this listing in order to make your own assessment on the vehicle's condition. Viewings are also welcomed with all our listings, so please get in touch with us to arrange a suitable time - we just need to speak to you first and receive a valid photo ID before confirming.

If there's anything you're unsure about, no matter how small, then please first ask the owner in the comments area below before placing your bid/s, as bids can't be retracted and form a binding contract if you win the car - just like a traditional auction house.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
24.07.2020 MOT 40,278
10.08.2017 MOT 40,280
04.06.2016 MOT 40,278
30.06.2014 MOT 78,416
28.06.2013 MOT 78,427
04.05.2012 MOT 78,189
Key Details
  • Model911
  • TransmissionManual
  • Build Date22.05.1968
  • UK First Reg. Date27.03.1979
  • CC2,398
  • Mileage~40,200
  • HistoryGood
  • ColourWhite
  • Interior ColourBlack
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Matching #sNo
  • RestoredYes
  • Engine Rebuild2005
  • MOTYes. Exp - 23.07.2021
  • MOT ExemptYes
  • Road Tax ExemptYes
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers10
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned~17.5 years
  • Key FeatureDriver Focused SWB
  • Auction ID919