Posted by: porschebahn | March 24, 2009

1967 Porsche 911 R Prototype

David Hinton of Clearwater Florida displayed this beautiful 1967 911 R at this years Amelia Island Concours.

This is one of a small number of 1967 911’s that were pulled off the production line to be prepared for International rallying and racing by Porsdche’s competition department.  Porsche’s racing engineers had given much thought to what these new factory competition cars would need to be competitive.  They drafted a comprehensive list for FIA approval.  Among the items were Sports Kit 1 & 2 and Rally Kit option 9552.  Contained in these kits were such items as blueprinted engines, aluminum 906 brake calipers and 100 liter gas tanks with external Le Mans type fillers, etc.

Chassis #911307828S was delivered to Terry Buckholtz, the General Manager of Porsche Cars Northwest, on April 12, 1967.  His plan was to have Gary Wright race the car in SCCA C Production in PCNW’s five state area including the new SCCA Trans-Am under 2 liter class.  Wright and co-driver Mike Eyerly claimed the under 2 liter class win and finished an incredible 6th overall just 10 laps behind race winner Mark Donohue in his Penske Camero at the grueling 135 lap Kent 300 Trans-Am race held at Pacific Raceway near Seattle on October 8, 1967.  Wright would also take the car to the 1967 Pacific Northwest Division C production title and qualify for the SCCA’s national runoffs at Daytona in November where he finished 3rd overall in the C Production class.

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