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Flooring Required: 1966 Porsche 911 Coupe

The Porsche 911 is legendary in the European sports car segment of the collector car hobby. Based off of the 356, the 911 first rolled off the assembly line in 1964. This particular car is a 1966 and can be found here on eBay with a current bid of $35,300. Being sold by MB Vintage Cars in Cleveland, Ohio, you can find a link to their website here. You can also read a very detailed history of Porsche 911 here on caranddriver.com.

This car shows pretty well up top and probably looks great from thirty feet. Unfortunately, nearly the entire floor pan is gone. There are holes on the driver’s and passenger’s sides as well as the rear. There will be a ton of fabrication and welding work ahead in order to get the structure back in this car. The original color of this car was sand beige, which is a pretty classy color that you don’t see as much as red, black or white.

Unfortunately, besides the rust, the engine is not original. The ad states it is a 1968 vintage and the block is “broken.” While these weren’t the fastest 911’s made, they did get a step up in horsepower for 1966. If the original (running) engine was still installed in this car, there’s no doubt the bidding would be much higher.

Overall, this looks like a decent investment. As long as the restoration costs do not get too out of control, there may be a profit here. Do you think this car is too far gone to be worth restoring? Let us know your thoughts.


  1. peter

    A 912 in such condition (i.e. in need of restoration) is worth 11.000 or 12.000 $, otherwise it’s merely frantic speculation

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  2. Mark S.

    Well, at least it’s not sitting on a pallet.

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  3. sir mike

    Gone already….How much for this rust heap???

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  4. Classic Steel

    Nice, I am sure with the lil rust shown
    from the underneath that the rest of the car is solid as the field this was sat in drifted thru the car

    Only 35 k .currently….gosh It will go 150 at least . (Me personally maybe two Benjamin’s at least )😂🙃😏

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  5. Wolfgang Gullich

    The 911 was not based on the 356 and was in fact a completely new design from the ground up. Where the 356 featured more than a few Volkswagen-based components (such as the chassis and engine design), the 911 shared nothing. Ferry Porsche is rolling in his grave because of that 356-based comment!

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  6. Gaspumpchas

    As classic steel said, this baby spent time laying on the ground. Never saw such extensive rust. Even up in the front suspension, and that’s what you can see in the pics. More where that came from. Somebdy thought it was worth it, Gone! wow…wouldn’t know where to start!!

    Good luck to the new owner!

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  7. robert Knight

    I have a 73 Porsche 911E targa with 66000 orginal miles sitting in my garage and hasn’t seen the sunlight since 1986. Any offers?

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  8. Rex Rice

    Turn and run away as fast as you can! There is no hope here.

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  9. Solosolo UK ken TILLY Member

    junk !

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  10. Derek

    Right, so the floor’s knackered, the engine’s not original (and that’s knackered too), and the interior looks knackered. How much? Get real.

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  11. Twisted Nipple

    Big Porsche fan, but not this one. Not much here unless the paper work is in order and the data plate and bulkheads with vin stamp and production number are there, if so ….you may find them transplanted to another vehicle. There is little hope for this vehicle

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  12. tom

    Fred Flinstone-mobile!

    35k? mine must be worth 350k.

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