1965 Porsche 911 2.0 SWB
Expertly prepared by Maxted-Page
Fresh engine build in 2018 with one race since
Matching number crankcase also retained
Ex-California and highly original
Raced by Chris Harris at Goodwood in 2015
Raced by Dickie Meaden at Spa in 2018
Owned & raced by Howard Donald since 2013
Fantastic as a road and touring car too
Highly eligible for the most sought after events: 2.0-Litre Cup, Le Mans Classic, Goodwood, Modena Cento Ore, Tour Auto
Complete with current F.I.A HTP and UK V5 road registration.
Whether it’s the blasting through France on the Tour Auto or Italy on the Modena Cento Ore that appeals, racing into the night at Le Mans Classic or taking in Europe’s best circuits in the world-class Peter Auto 2.0-Litre Cup series, this fantastic little Porsche is perfect for the lot.
This 911 has been looked after to the highest possible standard by the handful of well-known Porsche enthusiast owners and racers since it was imported into the UK 20-years ago, having been expertly rebuilt, prepared and maintained by the renowned specialists at Maxted-Page since 2007.
In these last 13 years, this work has included a strip and re-paint in the original Light Ivory where all body panels were found to be original and correctly-stamped. The body was fitted with all new rubber seals and the re-chromed original fittings. The suspension and brakes were all fully overhauled or renewed and the car was fully prepared to FIA race specification, including a custom-made bolt-in roll cage, full race seats & harness, rain light, safety pulls and extinguisher system.
For competition use a period-correct Type 901/06 2.0-litre crankcase was sourced and used as the basis for a fully race-prepared engine, safely preserving the original matching-numbers crankcase that still accompanies the car. Maxted-Page rebuilt the competition engine in 2018 and it has contested just one race since.
"“There’s something hugely satisfying about these 911s. They rev to 8,000rpm and sound fabulous doing so, but it’s the way they communicate through the steering and seat of your Nomex pants that’s the real joy.”
Dickie Meaden, Motorsport Magazine
Since being first prepared for historic racing in 2009, this 911 has competed in a number of the very best events available and, testament to its outstanding preparation, has performed reliably and with great distinction. Highlights include the 2009 Le Mans 24h support race, 2010 Le Mans Classic with Andrew Frankel driving, 2015 Goodwood Members’ Meeting 2.0-litre-only race with Chris Harris behind the wheel and the 2018 2.0-litre Cup race at Spa driven by Dickie Meaden and Howard Donald – from whom we have acquired the car after seven years ownership.
Built in July 1965, this Porsche 911 was supplied new to the dealership of the Netherlands Porsche importer and one-time Porsche Formula One driver, Ben Pon. From Europe, the car found it’s way to California, where the agreeable climate and infectious culture for Porsche ensured that it was preserved in remarkably original condition.
During the race preparations careful attention was paid to retain all of the original and special 1965-features, including the African mahogany dashboard, all-original green instrument dials and all correct door trims & carpets. Other 1965 details include the two-piece “PORSCHE” engine-lid badge, slanting 911 scripts, four-screw horn grilles, Talbot mirror and of-course the original engine.
Consider this as what a 911 2.0 RS could have been; huge fun and with first-class preparations for a variety of events, all this Porsche is missing is a driver…