1966 Porsche 911


1966 Porsche 911 2.0 SWB Concours

A standout 1966 Porsche 911 2.0 built and sold to the French racing driver Patrice Sanson via Sonauto.

The French driving team of Patrice Sanson, Pierre Boutin and Roland Leferve entered for the 1967 Le Mans and was due to qualify as normal in the Essais Preliminar du Mans with Boutin’s Porsche 911S on the 9th of April 1967. Unfortunately for the team the 911S was sidelined due to a fuel system problem.

The decision was made to use Sanson’s 1966 911 for the qualifying event, the same car offered here for sale . Sanson and his 911 (Number 61) performed admirably qualifying 2nd in the 2.0 litre GT category with a best time of 4:49

Thanks to this performance the team was able to qualify for the June main event. Now driving Boutin’s repaired 911 S (Number 67) the car fought through to the 11th hour when the fuel problems returned forcing the team to refuel too early leading to disqualification.

Subsequently Sanson used his 1966 911 for a few hill climb events. In May 1968 the car returned to the Factory at which point the 2.0 litre engine was uprated, this is documented in the Kardex.

Today, the car stands exquisitely restored to the absolute highest standards by MMC GmbH. Finished in correct Light Ivory 6404 with period black interior by Ferrarese. Correct and matching 901 type engine and matching gearbox rebuilt by Rennsport of Reggio Emilia.

All works photographically documented and invoiced. Before work commenced the car was photographed revealing a very solid and original car from which to start.

For further information please contact. This car is available for viewing  by appointment in northern Italy. Porsche Certificate of Authenticity and Kardex on file. We are open to conversation as well as interesting trades.

An opportunity to acquire a standout example of an early 911 with a period Le Mans history.

Please contact directly for price. Exchanges considered. Located in northern Italy, veiwing by appointment.