SWB Project: 1966 Porsche 911

1966 Porsche 911 Project

Only a real man… or a fool would dare take a SWB 911 to its cornering limit. The short wheelbase may have worked great in the 356, but when Porsche added two more cylinders it just amplified the pendulum effect. It was not uncommon for these early 911s to spin out mid-corner when driven quickly. That fact may frighten some, but others look at it as a challenge. You had better enjoy challenges to take on this 1966 Porsche 911 though because, although running, it needs new floors and just about everything else. Find it here on craigslist out of Cincinnati, Ohio for $10k. Thanks goes to Tom W. for the tip!


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  1. PeteL

    The car is sold.

  2. Roy Smalley

    …already gone…….

  3. Dolphin Member

    I’d definitely agree with the comments about the handling, although it’s not always the most popular thing to talk about around people who love the 911 in early SWB form. So, anyone interested in independant expert opinions can get ahold of the 50th anniversary issue of Road & Track from a couple of months back, where Peter Egan and Sam Posey had some interesting things to say about that.

    Not surprised it’s apparently gone. On CL…..for $10K……
    Looks like someone got a bargain, even if it needs floors and lots of other things.

    • Dolphin Member

      ….that’s the recent R&T issue for the 50th anniversary of the 911, not the magazine.

  4. scot

    ~ well drat. we may all have missed the legendary deal!

  5. KE100

    this is one of my favorite body styles that Porsche made

  6. William Robinson

    Just dont lift off the throttle.

  7. Webby

    Re the “handling” I remember that every sucessive road test used to say ” the traditional
    Porsche over steer is much less” They’ve been saying it for decades. I don’t give a rats.
    Hanging the engine out over the back axle is a deeply flawed concept. Tweak t it all you like.

    Its still flawed.

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