1968 911 Coupe

Was this SWB a case of putting "lipstick on a pig"?

For the final year of Porsche’s Short Wheel Base 911, the US market consisted of the “base” 911 alongside the higher trimmed 911L as the 911S was not available in North America due to emissions. Powering both trim levels was the 901/14 flat-six rated at 130 hp with improvements to the engine carrying over from the previous year.

This 1968 911 Coupe is finished in its factory shade of Light Ivory over a Black leatherette interior and shows 98,000 miles on the odometer (TMU). It was purchased new by the seller in 2015 and comes with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, a copy of the Kardex, service records, and spare parts.

The Light Ivory paint shows some road rash down low along with stone chips and some cracking around the body edges. But what really hurts this one is rust-through on the floors that would need to be addressed. The car features a Beige vinyl stripe, front leather hood straps, yellow-lens fog lights, a driver-side mirror, Shell fender decals, mesh headlight guards, and Euro-style headlights.

The interior was refinished in 2015 with the seats re-stuffed along with dashboard and driver’s door panel repairs. It includes door-mounted armrests, a Blaupunkt AM/FM radio, a fire extinguisher, and a balsa wood shift knob. Engine work from that year includes machining the crankcase, refreshing the fuel tank, and rebuilding the carburetor. Since then, SSI stainless stell heat exchanges, M&K stainless steel muffler, a Fabspeed intake, and carbon air cleaner have been added with the most recent service completed in 2023 consisting of new plugs.

SWB 911s peaked towards the end of 2021 with average prices hitting just over $130,000. Since then, we’ve seen about a 50% sell-through rate and a trend line pointing down with the majority of bids falling short of the $105k mark. Our Spotlight car failed to sell at a high bid of $66,000, which is down with the lowest prices paid for cars that weren’t complete projects.

While this example looked awesome upon first sight, with its exterior upgrades and service history, the holes in the floor probably scared away a few bidders. Once those are addressed, you have a very cool-looking driver. But it’s gonna cost ya.


There are many Porsche Centers here in the US, and then there are PORSCHE Centers. Those who have a deep-rooted passion for the history of the marque that shows through everything they do, especially their choice of inventory. And Porsche Salt Lake City is one such PORSCHE Center. Serving the Salt Lake Valley since 1958 as one of the first Porsche dealers in the United States, a quick browse of their inventory lets one know just how dedicated to the brand this group of Porsche enthusiasts is.

Take for example this 1993 964 Carrera RS 3.8. Produced as the base to homologate Porsche’s legendary 3.8 RSR race car, the Carrera RS 3.8 was the ultimate evolution of the standard RS as it shed around 600 lbs of weight while increasing horsepower to 300 for a most visceral driving experience. And with only 55 units produced, you’ll be hard-pressed to find another for sale on the showroom floor of another Porsche Center.

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