1967 Porsche 911
It was all about the 356 for Porsche for many years but it eventually proved too complicated for mass production and the 901 series emerged. The early 911S, listed at $6,990, had much of the vintage charm of a 356 and included chrome trim inside and out. But, the new line offered better visibility, more shoulder room and an upgrade in horsepower. In fact, it was often referred to as “tail happy” because of the power paired with the skinny 165–15 tires. In other words, early 911S were a handful. Porsche ended up just building 2,950 911S Coupes from 1966 through 1968.
This car has been in the Hagerty family for over 35 years and has been restored twice. The first restoration was a father and son project for McKeel and Frank Hagerty. The rusted out car was found in two parts, with the body and the engine resting in separate snow banks. McKeel purchased the car for $500 from a former sports car racer and got to work on the restoration, which cost an additional $2,500.
Once the rust was scraped off—completely by hand— McKeel opted to paint the Porsche black rather than return the car to its original “Polo Red.” About ten years ago, wear and tear began to show again so Porsche experts were enlisted to do a complete restoration, bringing the 911S back to original condition once more.