There were 232 examples of the Porsche 911 built in 1964, and just 45 are known to exist in modern times.
Sketches of the 911 were drawn by Ferdinand 'Butzi' Porsche in 1959 and conceived as a powerful, larger and more comfortable vehicle to Porsche's first model, the 356. It would take a special vehicle to replace the popular and iconic 356, and Porsche met that challenge with their 911. Cousin Ferdinand Piech developed the six-cylinder engine while Ferdinand Porsche focused on the chassis and body. The result was a vehicle that had a slightly longer wheelbase and an aerodynamic body shape. The new car was introduced at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 1963 as the Porsche 901. The name lasted for just a short time, as Peugeot raised objections to the name, claiming rights to all three-digit cars named with a zero in the middle. Thus, the 911 was born.
Production of the 911 began in September of 1964. The first 82 received the 901 designation and the other 150 produced in 1964 were labeled as 911s.
This example, chassis number 300221, was built on December 22nd of 1964, and is one of the last constructed before 1965. In 2005, the car was given a fully documented restoration that lasted three years. It has a matching engine, transmission and body, making it even more special. The car is painted in Ivory white, has chrome bumpers, and factory steel wheels. Inside, there is black leather trim, original black and white hounds-tooth seat insert, and wood dash. The car has traveled just 1,343 kms since its restoration.
The 1991cc horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine develops 128 horsepower. There is a five-speed manual transmission and four-wheel disc brakes.
In 2011, this vehicle was offered for sale at the Amelia Island Auction presented by RM Auctions. It was estimated to sell for $125,000-$175,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $225,500 including buyer's premium.