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  Porsche 911 Monte Carlo
 

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced in:1965
Numbers built:4
Internal name:911
Designed by:Ferdinand 'Butzi' Porsche
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:November 14, 2016
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Chassis: 300055
Built towards the end of 1964, this is the very first 911 prepared by the factory for competition purposes. Known internally as 'R1', it was prepared specifically for the 1965 Monte Carlo Rally. The most significant changes included a slightly uprated engine courtesy of a pair of triple Webers and rally equipment like additional lights, a roll-over bar and stopwatches. Very much intended as a test session, the car was entered for Porsche factory engineers Herbert Linge Peter Falk. The pair faired remarkably well and actually finished fifth overall and first in class. For the remainder of the season, the factory fielded chassis R1's three sister cars but 300055 was retained for testing purposes through to November of 1966.

Fitted with an engine uprated to the later 210 bhp, 911 R specifications, it was then sold to French privateer racer Sylvain Garant. He raced the car for three seasons, with a class win in the 1967 Reims 12 Hours as the best result. A subsequent French owner fielded the car for several more events in 1969 before selling the Monte Carlo class winning machine to its third private owner in 1973. It was converted for use on the street and restored for the first time in 1985. It changed hands only twice more before it was acquired by the current, German owner in 2012. He entrusted the very first 911 competition car to Porsche's classic department for a complete restoration to its original specification. In 2016, the fully restored machine was shown at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este.


Chassis details
Manufactured in 1965
Serial number R1
First owner Porsche AG
License plate S-UV 333
Last known location German Private Collection
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2016 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este

  Article Image gallery (9) 300055 Specifications