Porsche 911L 1968 one of 499

The Porsche 911L was a one year only model Built for the 1968 model year and developed for the North American market. Produced to fill a gap in the Porsche line up as the 1968 911S models could not pass the strict new emissions tests mandated for year. With only 499 cars built the L ‘s remain a rare and exclusive car and were the top of Porsche’s line up for 1968

11805061 is an early matching numbers car built on 2nd of October 1967 Having had just two owners, the first, Douglas Hannon, known as ‘Professor Bass’ was a well regarded authority on Bass fishing who authored several books and videos on the subject. Hannon purchased the L in 1968 from the New Orleans Porsche dealer whilst he was at college in Florida, retaining the car from 1968 until 2012, during his ownership he chose a color change from the original Irish Green to its now shade of Ossi Blue. In 2012 the 911L was acquired from Hannon by a Florida dealer who then commissioned an engine and transmission rebuild, fitting SSi heat exchangers and a new muffler. At the same time the brake calipers were overhauled, the master cylinder replaced and the shock absorbers uprated to Konis, the corresponding receipts are included

 

During the 911L production run Porsche changed the material used for its engine cases from aluminum to magnesium, the aluminum engines have fared better and are considered much stronger, this matching number motor is one the early aluminum cases and considered much more desirable

 

The original books are included, the service book is stamped with the supplying dealer and first owners name, the dealer invoice and receipt are both present as is a copy of the Porsche build sheet

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