We are delighted to offer for sale this ultra rare 1967 Porsche 911R which is generally considered as "the holy grail of all 911s" being the very first 911 race car.
On June 20th, 1967 Porsche Race Department managers Spannagel, Weber, Knoll, Binder and Schrder were assigned individual duties supervising the construction of Porsches 1st 911 prototype race car. Spannagel oversaw the suspension and gearbox, Weber and Binder were given engine assembly responsabilities while both Knoll and Schrder saw to the completion of a hand assembled body by the private firm of Karl Bauer. On the same day, it was also agreed that the car would be build to the ambitious 800kg weight configuration.
Porsche's 911R production records show that just twenty production cars were build and that 19 of these were completed with Type 901/22 (210/220bhp) engine. The individual engine numbers produced in this series ranged from 508 0001 through to at least 508 0022. This indicates that several spare complete motor assemblies were built above and beyond the 19 examples fitted with 901/22 engines. (One of the 20 911R production variants was sold as a pure road car. This car was sold new with either a 901/02 or possibly a 901/10, 170bhp road car engine and is the only 911R to have been completed as such).
Our subject car (which we will also refer to as #002R) was according to the accompanying Kardex - assigned chassis number 118 9 9002 and fitted with engine number *508 0004* and gearbox number *928 4012*. A variety of different gearbox and engines were fitted to #002R during the next 23 months while the car was under the retention of the Porsche Factory Race Department.
Porsche's construction records show that 118 9 9002 would be a "non-conforming" prototype race car and similar in design and construction to the additional 19 examples. Sequentially this was the 2nd 911R built but - according to Porsches records - the 1st one completed.
The Porsche Race Department production team requested that assembly would begin no later than the 1st of September 1967 and requested a completion date of December 1st, 1967. #002R was completed by the Porsche Race Department nearly a month ahead of schedule on November 6th, 1967 painted in "Light Ivory" with color code 6804B which was later listed in as a standard 911 color in the 1969 production records.
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