One Family Owned: 1968 Porsche 911L

As it relates to collectible cars, there are certain qualities that make it such that you could bid as high as you want without ever laying hands on the car, and you’d be completely justified in doing so. This 1968 Porsche 911L should be in the dictionary next to the word pedigree, as it just about checks every box related to the features and provenance you want in a collector vehicle. The 911T has been in one family ownership since new and was purchased new through the overseas delivery program. It comes with extensive documentation and is highly original in every way, equipped with accessories purchased new at delivery and still with the car. It is listed here on eBay with bids to $65,000 and the reserve unmet.

The Polo Red exterior is largely original, save for some mild paintwork behind the license plate mount. Associated cosmetic blemishes are noted that are typical for a historic vehicle, but the 911 still remains in better condition than most of the cars in your local supermarket parking lot. It has been loved, used extensively at Porsche Club of America events with photos showing the original owner hustling the 911 through various rallies and other timed events. The seller notes that the rear fenders have been rolled to accomodate larger wheels and tires, but that it was done in-period and is the only real alteration to the bodywork, with no accidents noted. The 911T is a rare model, with less than 500 produced for the U.S. market and distinguished by the sidemarker lenses on the front fenders and rear quarters.

The listing really is a treat, so I’d encourage you to read through the whole thing if you have time. The seller includes all sorts of archival-type photos from when it was picked up in Europe to the modern day, and the story line indicates the father bought it new; it passed on to his son; and when the son passed away, it went to his widow, whos name is on the title today. The black leatherette interior remains in outstanding condition, and is well suited to the model known as the “Luxe” trim to aficionados. This was the most expensive 911 you could buy in 1968, and it became an instant hit for its one year-only production status and limited allotment. The 911L came with the “S”-trim specifications along with an air pump fitted to comply with U.S. emissions laws; the air pump has since been removed but all original emissions equipment is included with the sale.

That didn’t mean it was starved for power: the 911L put down a respectable 130 b.h.p. and could accelerate to a top speed of 131 miles per hour. The original owner not only purchased the most expensive model he could buy via the overseas delivery program, but he also specified some choice options like the exceedingly rare OEM roof rack and ski attachments with leather straps, which remains with the 911 to this day. The 911T is desirable simply for its limited availability, but this one will be sought after just for the history alone, with the unique equipment an added bonus. I don’t think I could ever part with a car like this because of its connection to the family, but as the saying goes, you can’t take it with you.

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Comments

  1. alphasud Member

    That is one beautiful car! Easily a six figure car as well. If eBay won’t bring the sale BaT will for sure. My friend had a 68 S model. Car was rough but it sure was fun to drive. Early 911’s have a charm that no new Porsche can replicate. It’s not always about having a fast car but in a lot of ways more fun to drive a slow car fast.

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    • Dave Peterson

      They were exciting, all right. Problem was you had to get another after realizing too late you don’t know how to drive. I’ve had a visceral dislike for the brand ever since.

  2. Sean Smith

    So which is it a 911T or 911L you use both models in your discription.

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  3. MoragaPulsar

    I get that you/your writers have pump this stuff out, but why bother with commentary if it is not internally consistent, or better yet, correct? and after reader comments pointing out such issues (i.e. above). Maybe just post links, a few photos and the usually great reader comments and perspectives.

  4. Randy

    I’ve been away from Porsche’s a long time (mid-60’s), but never heard of a 911L. Only familiar with the S/E/T versions.

    • Mark B. Madison

      What roof rack? I was anxious to see it. Anyway, very nice car!

  5. t-bone BOB

    Item location:
    West Bloomfield, Michigan,

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  6. wuzjeepnowsaab

    lol. It’s a 911L not a T but it’s funny how the write-up flip flops between the two. The L is a rare car

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