1968 Porsche 911L
A good-looking, sorted and fun early 911

The one-year only 911L combined the standard model’s drive train with the brakes, suspension and instrumentation otherwise found on the 911S. As with many examples, this tangerine sunroof-equipped car initially went to the US, where the S was not sold, before more recently coming to the UK after a short interval in continental Europe.

While in Europe, the car went through a comprehensive and documented bodywork restoration. At the same time, its matching numbers engine was uprated with S-spec components - to include pistons and cylinders, cams and carburettors and its dog-leg gearbox was retained. Visually, the car has been given a mild sports purpose make-over, with a slightly lower ride height, through-the-grille spots, side stripes and a raspy twin-exit exhaust. Inside are sports seats and a Prototipo-style steering wheel.

We have just had the car thoroughly checked and detailed at Prill Porsche Classics. The result is a good-looking, sorted and fun early 911 at a more sensible price than many.