Sales Spotlight: 1968 Porsche 911 2.0S
You may have noticed recently that we’ve been celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Porsche 911S, both here on Total911.com and in the magazine. It’s a pretty big milestone, given that the original ‘S’ was Zuffenhausen’s first proper performance Neunelfer.
So, for our latest ‘Sales Spotlight’, we’ve been hunting around for the perfect classic 911S to showcase, eventually settling on this example from independent Porsche specialist, Paragon.
Built in 1968, it is one of the last short wheelbase Porsche 911Ss built before Zuffenhausen switched to the lengthened B-Series platform for the 1969 model year.
Although it doesn’t get the rare 4.5-inch Fuchs and iconic green-numbered dials of the 1966/67 model-year Porsche 911Ss, the 1968 car (officially known as part of the A-Series 911 range) still retained the original S’s Weber-carburetted, 2.0-litre flat six, providing a rasping induction howl and 170bhp.
Paragon’s particular example is finished in Metallic Silver and comes with the popular sports seats (a period optional extra) finished in black leather with houndstooth centre cloth.
The dashboard has the famous 911S basket weave finish while the car – chassis no. 11801202 – comes equipped with its original Blaupunkt radio unit (though you’ll undoubtedly prefer listening to that engine sing its way passed the 7,000rpm mark).
The only concession to originality seems to be the addition of a MOMO Prototipo wheel however, given the popularity of this particular helm (and the fact the Prototipo was a period racing accessory for many Porsches) we can certainly look beyond that.
Recently, Paragon’s Porsche 911 2.0S has enjoyed a substantial professional restoration and comes with an official Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. It’s currently available with a price tag of £174,995.
To check out this Porsche 911 2.0S in more detail, or to see more of the incredible Porsches on offer at Paragon, visit their website now.