1967 Porsche 911S – Completely Original, only 33K Miles

HIGHLIGHTS

Model:   1967 Typ 911S Coupe

Serial Number:  306945 S

Colors: Cadillac Bronze Metallic, special order green full-leather interior

Engine: Typ 911/12, s.n.961038

Gearbox: Typ 901/02 s. n. 103784

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DETAILS AND STORY

Introduced to racing in 1956, Bruce Jennings got hooked on sports car racing and traded his Cadillac in for a Porsche Speedster.

During the week, Jennings played the role of conservative insurance broker. But on weekends, he climbed behind the steering wheel of his Porsche Carrera Speedster and became a fearless race car driver known as “King Carrera.”

Over the next 35 years, Jennings scored 216 wins and 104 second place finishes. In 1960, 1961 and 1964, he was United States champion in the C-Production Class on the Sports Car Club of America circuit. “Bruce always said that he was not a great driver but a careful one, who tried to avoid making mistakes,” said Porsche historian Lee Raskin. To date, Jennings has been the most successful privateer Porsche racer in the United States.

Bruce passed away in January 1997, but his spirit lives on in cars he raced.

In 1966, Jennings wanted to buy something special for the street, but no “ordinary” 911S would do. Intimately familiar with Porsche’s cars and the performance options the factory was happy to provide for its favored sons, Jennings set out to build a brand-new 911S. His order for a 911S to be built in December, 1966 filed the following options:

Specifications:

Model:   1967 Typ 911S Coupe

Serial Number:  306945 S

Colors: Cadillac Bronze Metallic, special order green full-leather interior

Engine: Typ 911/12, s.n.961038

Gearbox: Typ 901/02 s. n. 103784

Features/options/equipment:

Special ordered paint: Cadillac Autumn Rust Metallic (Code#9403)

Special ordered interior: Color to sample green leather (Code#90428)

Front Recaro sport seats raised by 0.8-inc (Code#9427)

Limited-slip differential (Code#9574)

Shortened airport gears (#9592)

Antenna (Code#9303)

Loud speaker (Code#9307)

Blaupunkt Frankfurt radio with speaker (Code#9322)

Two Talbot racing mirrors (Code#9132)

Deleted front trunk carpet (as requested)

Light weight rubber floor mats (Code# 9131)

Green-tinted Sekurit glass (Code#9481)

Porsche Sports Catalog Options:

46-mm Weber 3/3 C1 carburetors, including larger jets

Carburetor “rain shields”

Larger inlet manifolds feeding ported heads

Revised camshafts (906 cams)

Oil Collection Box

Koni Racing shocks

Racing Seat Belts

Jennings added the following items upon delivery:

Adjustable anti roll bar

Jackie Stewart Momo Steering wheel

Five 15×6 inch “deep six” Fuchs allow wheels with Good Year Blue Streak Racing Tires

 

Jennings took delivery of this special 911 in December of 1966. The car was last registered in his name in 1985 and is completely original with only 33,779 miles.

A featured article was done on this special 911 in the April 2007 Excellence (Porsche) magazine. It was also featured in Randy Leffingwell’s (Porsche Historian) “The Complete Book of Porsche 911.”

It has been included in several significant Porsche Collections, simply a special car that blends Porsche’s dual-purpose racing and street heritage perfectly.