1965 PORSCHE 911 SWB:
--Light Ivory with Black interior and Houndstooth seat inserts, Black carpeting, 2.0 Liter Flat 6-cylinder, 5-speed manual transmission, Matching numbers, Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, Original bill of sale, Highly original, Highly optioned, Exceptional history.
Factory options include: ‘Webasto heater’, Outside thermometer, Driver and passenger headrests, Loudspeaker, Electric antenna, Tinted glass all around, ‘Koni’ shock absorbers, and Phoenix Tires. Also fitted when new was dealer installed air conditioning.
This immaculate 2.0 SWB 911 had 1-owner from new until 2012. Paul and Helen Dickey purchased this 911 from Vasek Polak’s Porsche dealer in Manhattan Beach, CA in September of 1965. This ’65 SWB has an incredible amount of documentation from new. The Dickey’s always made sure their 911 was in top order and serviced it from new until 1974 at Vasek Polak. In 1974, many of Polak’s top mechanics founded themselves working for Andial which became Porsche Motorsport North America. By 1975, the Dickey’s having enjoyed this 911 for ten years decided to keep the 911 in absolutely top condition by having commissioned a full refinishing of the 911. The paint alone costing over $3,000, almost half the cost of the 911 new! In 1975 this was quite expensive indeed. The quality is a true testament to the condition of the 911 today.
In 2012, the Dickey family said goodbye to their beloved Porsche after 47 years. Its next custodian was Mr. B. Luke of New Jersey. Mr. Luke continued the immense record keeping and servicing tradition of this 911. After Mr. Luke’s ownership, it was sold to a collection in North Carolina in 2014. At this time the 911 was thoroughly gone through and completely serviced by well-known Porsche restorers Road Scholars leaving no stone unturned. It was then sold to a well-known New York Porsche collector. In this collector ownership, it has been looked after in the same regard as its previous custodians.
The body, paint, and interior are in excellent condition and it has been extremely well-maintained regardless of use. This alone is a testament to those Porsche enthusiasts who have owned it to date. This rare early SWB 911 is ready for immediate use, both touring and show circuit, and is an excellent opportunity to acquire a top example for the 911 enthusiast and collector alike. It is the first year of the 911 and will continue to hold a superb investment potential.
Truly one of the best early SWB 911’s in the world and not easily found in this condition. It is complete with keys, books, tools, jack, original 911 brochure and of course its truly, truly immense service history file.
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