Car Catcher: A Numbers-Matching, Prototype 1969 Porsche 911 S

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Automobile prototypes are often scrapped or put into deep storage after they serve their purpose, never to be seen again. This 1969 Porsche 911 S Prototype is a little different, however.

Offered by RM Sotheby's as part of its Open Roads, the European Summer Auction, this numbers-matching 911 S was said to have been pulled off the assembly line in April of 1969 and delivered directly to Porsche's testing office.

From there, the Porsche's 2.0-liter engine was replaced by a 2.2-liter unit that would go into later model 911s.

Still wearing its original Blutorange (Tangerine) paint, this 911 is said to have undergone a full bare-metal, rotisserie restoration by DUEL Motorsports/Dutch Engine Laboratories in Holland.

Also included in the sale is "an extensive folio containing factory documents, including a Kardex, restoration invoices, registration paperwork from the U.S., export documents and before-and-after photographs showing the restoration work."

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noddaz
noddaz UltraDork
6/17/20 2:30 p.m.

I am confused.  Or in 1969 engine numbers did not go with chassis numbers.

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
6/21/20 6:52 a.m.

This does not make sense. Original paint and a bare metal restoration. That is a neat trick. 
 

Still wearing its original Blutorange (Tangerine) paint, this 911 is said to have undergone a full bare-metal, rotisserie restoration

californiamilleghia
californiamilleghia Dork
6/21/20 10:40 a.m.
dean1484 said:

This does not make sense. Original paint and a bare metal restoration. That is a neat trick. 
 

Still wearing its original Blutorange (Tangerine) paint, this 911 is said to have undergone a full bare-metal, rotisserie restoration

Special process.....scrap old paint off with razor blade  to bare metal , save shavings, 

go to lab and seperate original paint from  Earl Schieb paint , bondo and spray cab paint , 

Now you have "original paint "  if more is needed send it to special "paint cloning" lab 

Its a very special process , done by Germans in white lab coats........ 

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californiamilleghia
californiamilleghia Dork
6/21/20 10:45 a.m.

In reply to noddaz :

on the factory Kardex ( Build sheet)  the chassis number and engine number is recorded , 

if I was to guess it has the original engine number on the Kardex , then in the comments below it would say the engine number that the factory changed it too , and the date .

Hope that helps

 

Davidjaime
Davidjaime None
6/21/20 11:20 a.m.

The car is very beautiful, I am impressed with the exterior of the car, not sure what its price is?

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