1968 Porsche 911 SWB Hot Rod


1968 Porsche 911 SWB Hot Rod in Light Ivory with Orange contrasting front and rear panels.

1968 Porsche 911 Short Wheel Base Hot Rod finished in Light Ivory with Black Sheel Leather and Corduroy Sport Seats. This beautifully modified example that was set up as an R Gruppe hot rod. A flat-six from a 1969 911S was installed by a previous owner after being rebuilt with Mahle 2.2L pistons and Weber 40 carburetors. The 5-speed manual transaxle was sourced from a 1971 911S, and the car has also been fitted with early 911S disc brakes, Koni shocks, Minilite-style wheels, original Scheel Sport Seats, a Momo Prototipo steering wheel, Heuer lap timers and more. It has been well maintained by the previous owner, and a service performed 3,500 miles ago including a major tune-up, refreshed brakes, and a fuel pump. This SWB 911 is now being offered with some spare parts, a toolkit, uninstalled Cibie rally lights and a free and clear unencumbered title.

Originally finished in Dark Green Metallic, the car was repainted in a light Ivory some time ago. The owner added the #68 livery, painted the hood and rear deck lid orange, and had a paint correction performed earlier this year in order to deal with prior paintwork issues and minor rock chips. Some chips remain in the orange hood and lower front valence.
Exterior modifications include an antenna and rocker panel deco delete, a driver-side Durant mirror and H-4 European headlamps. The original hood badge is chipped and has been removed, though it is included along with factory fog lamp covers, Cibie rally lights, and a period on/off switch. Performance Superlite 15×7” wheels are wrapped in 205/55 Falken rubber. A spare Lemerz 5.5” steel wheel is date-stamped from December 1969 and is included in the sale.
Scheel Model 100 sport seats from a 3.0 CSL were reupholstered with black leather bolsters, cloth inserts, and Scheel logo buttons. Vintage Porsche three-point racing belts and RS-style black leatherette door panels were added. New German carpet and headliner have also been installed and two-tone Coco mats were installed as well.
A Momo Prototipo flat steering wheel with a Momo Porsche hub and horn button were fitted. New brushed aluminum trim replaces the radio, ashtray, and cigarette lighter delete. Instrumentation include an 8,000 rpm tachometer and center-mounted Heuer lap timers, and gauges were refurbished by North Hollywood Speedometer. The miles currently shown on the odometer are not accurate. According to the previous owner, there is evidence that the car had A/C at one point, but the system has been removed.

The 1969 911S engine (#6390970) was rebuilt with Mahle 2.2L 911S pistons, a custom camshaft, and Weber 40 IDA 3C1 carburetors mounted on tall PMO intake manifolds. The Bosch distributor, generator, and 3-pin CDI were also rebuilt, and a newer voltage regulator, battery, ignition wires, and plugs have been installed. Additional modifications include:

  • K&N watershield air cleaners
  • SSI heat exchangers
  • Sport exhaust
  • WEVO engine and transmission mounts
  • Turbo lower valve covers
  • 911R oil breather catch tank

A rebuilt 901 5-speed manual transmission from a 1971 911S has also been installed. Some oil leaks from the engine are noted, and a recent compression and leak-down test yielded the following results:

  • Cylinder #1 – 132 psi, 6% leakdown
  • Cylinder #2 – 150 psi, 6% leakdown
  • Cylinder #3 – 140 psi, 6% leakdown
  • Cylinder #4 – 137 psi, 5% leakdown
  • Cylinder #6 – 142 psi, 6% leakdown

Early 911S disc brakes are augmented by stainless steel brake lines and a dual circuit master cylinder. The car has been lowered and balanced with a bump steer kit and Koni Classic sport shocks. The previous owner states that the floors were replaced some time in the past.

This is a unique Vintage Porsche set up for serious drivers and it will provide exhilarating memories whether on track or back roads.

All serious inquiries should be directed to Mark Starr at +1 (914) 217-4817.

Model:911 SWB Hot Rod
Engine:2.2 Liter Flat Six Air Cooled
Mileage:10,493 miles
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