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#600

1968 911 R

Historically Significant

This is 911R VIN 11899001R, it is the first production Porsche lightweight 911 race car (1764 lbs.) and the first of 20 such 911R cars manufactured. This car set 5 World Records and 11 International records for a 2.0 liter engine car for speed, time and distance during a World Record Run attempt at the Monza Circuit, Italy starting on October 31, 1967. The car was driven for 96 hours straight, it covered a distance of 20,086.08 km (12,480.91 miles) at the average speed of 130.77 MPH, stopping only for gas, tires and oil. The car also set an unofficial record of using 90 tires in the 96 hour Record Run. This event let the public and other car manufactures know that the 911 was fast and reliable, The records are still shown on the F.I.A. website for World Records.

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