1965 Porsche 911 2.0 swb race car Sports Purpose
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1965 Porsche 911 2.0 SWB Race Car


An original 2.0-litre 911 swb left-hand drive coupe sold in April 1965 by Brumos Porsche, Jacksonville, USA.

FIA documented, this beautifully presented racing 911 is eligible for numerous international historic GT racing series, as well as the highly competitive, award winning 911 2 Litre Cup series of which Sports Purpose is joint promoter.

Complete with a sensible spares package, it is ready to race from the front of the grid when the 2 Litre Cup commences in Barcelona in early April.

Chassis number: 301085
Engine: 2.0-litre flat-six (engine 901165)
Gearbox: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 76,671
Colour: White, with red and blue stripes, Brumos livery
Interior: Racing bucket seat, no trim, full roll cage

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This car represents a rare opportunity to buy a fully built, highly competitive and proven 2.0-litre 1965 911 that’s ready to race. It comes with a comprehensive spares package and full, detailed description of its build at Tuthill Porsche.

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Design

Early 911s are commonly referred to as short-wheelbase (swb) cars. This was applied in hindsight as Porsche lengthened the wheelbase by 67mm in 1969.

As standard, pre-1966 911s are powered by a 130bhp 2.0-litre flat-six, this air-cooled engine being mated to a 901/00 five-speed manual transmission.

Power for this racing 911 is increased to around 200bhp, its detailed specification outlined in six pages of invoices amounting to a cost in excess of £75,000.

The fully rebuilt five-speed 901 gearbox features race ratios, while a Tuthill Porsche limited-slip differential and racing exhaust system is also fitted. 

The braking system is to FIA specifications, with solid discs, adjustable brake bias and a competition pedal box, the suspension comprising a bespoke EXE-tc adjustable damper set-up.

The car

An original matching number, 1965, 2.0-litre coupe, chassis 301085 has been built as a pure competition car by acknowledged race and rally preparation experts Tuthill Porsche.

It is eligible for a number of classic GT race and rally series, including the 2.0L Cup that features grids exclusively comprising short-wheelbase 911s.

Campaigned in various historic racing series in 2016, 2017 and 2018 by the current owner and his driving partner Nigel Greensall, this 2.0-litre 911 swb has proven to be a consistent, reliable front-running car in every series it has entered.

Boasting an impressive race history it set the fastest racing lap for an FIA-approved 2.0-litre 911 around Spa in 2018, before taking a 2ndplace overall in the 2L Cup race.

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