1967 911

A freshly restored standard 911 hits Indy

1967 marked a significant milestone for Porsche’s 911 as it was the first year that the model was offered in two distinct trims: the standard 911, and the more powerful 911S. Benefiting from numerous refinements since its debut in 1964, the ‘67 911 stands as a testament to the beginning Porsche’s continuous innovation and evolution of their legendary sports car.

This 1967 911 is one of 3,421 coupes produced for the model year and comes recently restored in Polo Red with a Black & Pepita interior. The car is powered by an Ollie’s Machine Shop-built 2.2-liter flat-six with new cylinders and pistons with line bored heads.

With only test miles on the car since completion, it looks to be in very nice condition from the limited pictures provided in the gallery. As this was offered by Mecum Auctions at their Indy sale, there isn’t too much information on the website to really form an educated opinion. But such is the case with catalog sales.

I am, however, half tempted to reach out to Mecum to see if they have more information on this particular car, as my Grandfather had a ‘67 Polo Red 911 that looked like this example. If only.

The market for standard ‘67 911s has been fairly flat over the last two years with an average price of $100,000, which is right where this example was bid. It failed to sell at that number, and if the restoration was any good, I wouldn’t have let it go either. Tough to really know without seeing this one in person, but I would think that it deserves at least another $10-20k, if not more.

Two things that go hand-in-hand? Porsche and watches. Every Porschephile I know is also a watch nerd. And like Porsches, watches can be enjoyed at all price points. 

On a recent visit to Pittsburgh, SML subscriber Allan S. tossed me his new Sheffield Allsport watch. Sheffield Watches is a reboot of an old dive watch brand founded in New York in the ‘50s that was synonymous with producing low-price point, quality watches. The weight of the stainless steel case felt robust, as did the feel of the screw-down crown and unidirectional bezel—definitely quality. As for price point, the Sheffield diver punches way above its weight at $108. You can’t buy more watch for the money, period. 

And that’s what Sheffield Watches’ founder Jay Turkbas set out to accomplish, reviving the brand's ethos and creating a watch synonymous with quality, technology, and affordability. Taking inspiration from his original Sheffield watch from the ’70s and his 30-plus years of experience in product development and innovation, he knocked it out of the park with a durable watch capable of exploring the depths of the ocean one day and cars & coffee the next. And all at a price point equivalent to the $13 the watch originally cost back then. Take a moment to give Sheffield Watches a look. I know you’ll be just as impressed as I am.

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