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1965 Porsche 911 SWB: Mercy Killing

by | Apr 4, 2014 | Classic Porsche Blog, Project Cars

Been doing a lot of Porsche inspections lately. I only look at impact bumper 911s and don’t advertise my services, so it shows just how much interest there is around these Porsches right now. I can’t share any inspection pics, but I can share this: a cabriolet hack job built on a 1965 Porsche 911 SWB, recently dragged out of the Tuthill Porsche barn.

1965 Porsche 911 SWB 1

The complete article is stunningly irreverent, reminding us that people didn’t always care about tired early SWB Porsche 911s, out of step with the supercar times. This homemade Porsche convertible was much more in keeping with whatever swamp of despair it crawled from: side strakes, front fog lamps, chopped door glass frames and bits of angle iron welded to the rear quarters to hold a soft top frame on. A b-grade Miami Vice stunt car, maybe.

Note the press studs screwed to the top of the windscreen frame and the filled horn grille apertures. Classy.

1 Comment

  1. Dominic d

    That’s one of those rare long hood impact bumper cars….. Probably a reason they are rare…..


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