Monterey

18-19 August 2017

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Lot 139

1967 Porsche 911 S Coupe

  • Chassis no. 308377S
  • Engine no. 962047
  • Gearbox no. 105044

Sold for $187,000


  • First year of the 911 S
  • Numbers-matching; fully restored in its original colors
  • Extensive Porsche Club Racing history
  • Porsche Certificate of Authenticity


Completed on 13 June 1967, this 911 S was factory-equipped with the optional Webasto heater, an outside rear-view mirror, a Blaupunkt Frankfurt radio with the speaker/antenna package, and fitted with Dunlop tires. Finished in Slate Gray over black, the Porsche was then delivered to Joan Ruggiero of Hollywood, California, on 18 August. The desirable short-wheelbase coupe passed through several West Coast owners, during which time it was converted to a race car, entering vintage and Porsche Club of America Club events. The interior and trim were removed, and a full roll-cage and safety fuel cell installed. Dale Thero of Denver, Colorado, bought the car in 1995, painted it Viper Green, and would race it in this form for more than 18 years, competing with Rocky Mountain Vintage Racing, PCA Club Racing, and autocrosses.

In 2012, described as being very straight, the 911 was purchased by its current owner, who commissioned a complete restoration back to its original form by a local Porsche specialist. The rollbar was carefully removed, the fuel cell replaced with a correct gas tank, and a full new interior from Autos International was installed. Since many hard-to-find parts had been removed during its conversion, a 1967 912 donor car was acquired to obtain some of the trim, radio, and other critical detail components. All the instruments were rebuilt by North Hollywood Speedometer.

Offered in its highly desirable original factory color combination of Slate Gray over Black leatherette, this nicely restored first-year 911 S is supplied with new period-correct tires, Blaupunkt radio, correct Weber 40IDS3C triple-throat carburetors, and extensive records and documentation. A Certificate of Authenticity and a copy of the original Kardex are also included on file. It is ready for club-level concours as well as entertaining driving enjoyment.

Please contact our exclusive automotive transportation partner, Reliable Carriers, for a shipping quote or any other information on the transport of this vehicle.

Alexander Weaver

aweaver@rmsothebys.com

+1 864 313 6844
California, United States

Alexander Weaver joined RM Sotheby’s in 2011 as a Car Specialist after graduating from Furman University in South Carolina. Born... read more

Augustin Sabatié-Garat

asabatie-garat@rmsothebys.com

+44 (0) 74 1511 4179
United Kingdom

Augustin Sabatié-Garat joined RM Europe in 2012 as a Car Specialist after more than a decade in the collector car hobby. Gradua... read more

Barney Ruprecht

bruprecht@rmsothebys.com

+1 203 912 7168
Ontario, Canada

Barney’s interest in classic cars began at an early age after being introduced to his father’s all-original 1965 Porsche 911. Barney l... read more

David Swig

dswig@rmsothebys.com

+1 415 302 2247
California, United States

David Swig joined RM Sotheby’s West Coast division as a Car Specialist in May 2015. David is a life-long automobile enthusi... read more

Don Rose

drose@rmsothebys.com

+1 617 513 0388
United States

Don joined RM in 2006 after several years of professionally trading sports and classic cars, and after earning a reputation as a noted... read more

Donnie Gould

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+1 954 566 2209
Florida, United States

Donnie Gould joined the RM team in 2002 as a partner and Car Specialist after more than two decades in the vintage automobile auction ... read more

Gord Duff

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+1 519 352 4575
Ontario, Canada

Gord Duff began his journey with RM Sotheby’s in 1998. Since then, he has gained an intimate knowledge of a variety of marques a... read more

Jake Auerbach

jauerbach@rmsothebys.com

+1 310 559 4575
California, United States

Jake Auerbach got his start in the automotive industry at an early age, spending his summers during high school working at a classic c... read more

Kurt Forry

kforry@rmsothebys.com

+1 717 623 1638
California, United States

Having worked for Bonhams’ Automobilia department for over 10 years, Kurt Forry joined RM Sotheby’s with more than a decad... read more

Matt Malamut

mmalamut@rmsothebys.com

+1 805 231 6410
California, United States

A long-time car enthusiast and Southern California native, Matt studied Automotive Technology at San Diego Miramar College and complet... read more

Michael Squire

msquire@rmsothebys.com

+44 (0) 20 7851 7070
United Kingdom

Michael Squire joined RM Sotheby’s European Division in the summer of 2016. He comes to RM with a prestigious racing background ... read more

Mike Fairbairn

mfairbairn@rmsothebys.com

+1 519 352 4575
Ontario, Canada

As one of the three founding partners of RM Sotheby’s, Mike has a long-standing interest in the classic car industry. Graduating... read more

Oliver Camelin

ocamelin@rmsothebys.com

+44 (0) 75 0110 7447
United Kingdom

With an extensive background in exotic sports car history and sales, a particular passion for American curves, and fluency in three la... read more

Paul Darvill

pdarvill@rmsothebys.com

+44 (0) 20 7851 7070
United Kingdom

Paul Darvill joined the RM Sotheby’s European team at the beginning of 2015. Paul holds a degree in French and Politics from the... read more

Pete Fisher

pfisher@rmsothebys.com

+1 519 784 9300
Ontario, Canada

Pete Fisher was first introduced to antique cars in high school, working for Classic Coachworks in his hometown of Blenheim, Ontario. ... read more

Shelby Myers

smyers@rmsothebys.com

+1 310 559 4575
California, United States

Shelby Myers grew up with the classic car industry infused into every aspect of his life. He had the unique opportunity to watch the R... read more

Tonnie Van der Velden

tvandervelden@rmsothebys.com

+31 653 84 19 60
United Kingdom

Tonnie Van der Velden joined RM Sotheby’s European division in September 2015 as a Car Specialist. A lifelong enthusiast, Tonnie... read more