Late Production 1965 Porsche 911
Story and History
This 1965 911 Chassis number 302596 is an excellent example of this first-generation 1965/1966 911’s. It is unquestionably one of the very best examples in the world, having remained with its original owners for 47 years, until 2012, finished in Light Ivory over Black leather, precisely the way it was born. In fact, on 14 September 1965 when Paul and Helen Dickey walked into Vasek Polak’s Porsche dealership in Manhattan Beach, California, and signed their names on the bottom line.
This is the heaviest optioned short-wheelbase 911 we have ever had the pleasure of presenting with the original sales invoice to support it. Optional equipment included a Webasto heater, outside thermometer, loudspeaker, electric antenna, tinted glass, Koni shocks, Phoenix tires, leather seats, dual headrests, seat belts, side mirror, and the original Solex carburetors (Webers were added in 1967), as well as the original dealer-installed Air-conditioning. The documentation from new and the options are all incredible, and the condition is stunning for a virtually unrestored car. Paul Dickey’s care for the car is unbelievably well documented. He never worked on the car himself but utilized only the most trusted of mechanics. The 911 was serviced at Polak’s shop from the day it was new until late 1974, at which point several of his most talented mechanics founded their own shop, Andial, where the car was serviced thereafter.
By 1975 Paul’s 911 had accrued 95,000 miles and the original paint was no longer up to his very particular standards. He commissioned a refinishing at the cost of almost $3,000, an enormous sum in 1975 (and equivalent to more than $14,000 today.) The condition of that paint today is a true testament to its quality both of the painter and the car. As presented, the car’s extensive historical documentation confirms this car has never been damaged or rusty and it shows. The car is still with its tool kit, jack, original 911 brochure, and rare original Porsche factory A/C brochure. Original Solex’s also come with the car, which allows the new owner to return the car to original configuration if desired. We have had the car fully serviced recently, as well.
A car of such exceptional documentation is rare unto itself, but it is particularly unusual when it is a first-generation 911 owned by the same couple for close to 50 years. It is a car you can rightly consider iconic and, as such, it is a Porsche with the tremendous potential for collectable value and one with the paperwork to back it up.
Prepared for Headrest- Right
Tinted Glass All Around
Leather seats (listed on original Bill of Sale from Vasek Polak)
Air conditioning (listed on original Bill of Sale from Vasek Polak)
Two head rests (listed on original Bill of Sale from Vasek Polak)
Seat belts and side mirror (listed on original Bill of Sale From Vasek Polak)
Stock pieces not fitted but comes with the car:
Original Solex Carburetors and air cleaner (Webers added in 1967)
Original dealer installed air conditioning compressor, and engine lid coil
- One owner until 2012
- Featured in book “Porsche 911 Buyer’s Guide” by Randy Leffingwell
- Four inches of historical documentation from Vasek Polak, Andial, and Prestige Auto Service
- Tool kit, jack, original 911 brochure, and original rare Porsche factory air conditioning brochure
- Comes with original parts to turn back into stock configuration
- Completely serviced and ready to be enjoyed by a new care taker