Displacement: 1,991 cc
Horsepower: 130 bhp @ 6,100 rpm
Engine Torque: 119 lb ft @ 4,600 rpm
Top Speed: 130 mph
0 - 60 mph: 8.3 seconds
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The 911 R was introduced by Porsche in 1967 to race in the very competitive sports car class. However, as they did not produce enough cars to meet homologation requirements, they were forced to run with the far more powerful prototype class. In fact, other than the four factory prototypes, they only built twenty cars. They were created by lightening or deleting almost every single component of the standard 911 and installing the twin plug engine from the Carrera 906 which imbued it with 210 horsepower. Unable to compete against class competition like the mighty seven litre Ford GT40s, its most creditable outing was in the 1969 Tour de France where, in the hands of legendary racing driver Gerard Larousse, it came first overall.
As a 1968, this matching numbers 911 coupe is one of the last short wheelbase 911s made. A long-time California car, it was the ideal rust-free candidate for recreating Porsche’s first racing 911. The work was carried out in 2007 and consisted of installing lightweight fiberglass R type front fenders, bumpers, hood & decklid. Additionally, correct R type plexi-glass front vent windows, rear quarter windows, taillights, fuel tank, seats & exhaust were installed. Lightweight door panels & carpeting and a roll cage rounded out the interior whilst a paint job in the instantly recognizable Gulf colours of light blue and orange and a set of 6" Fuchs alloys shod with Vredstein Sprint Classics completed the exterior. Incredibly fast & fun to drive, with handling to match, this car is ideal for vintage racing or everyday blasts around town & on the highways.