|To be offered at auction at auctions america's california event, july 17-18, 2015.estimate:$120,000 - $135,000 you may want to think twice before you road test a Porsche, for if you don't follow through with its purchase, you are likely going to be spoiled in regards to wanting to drive any other brand of car. A Porsche is so responsive to your touch; it almost seems to read your mind. You can virtually think it through a corner. The Porsche will respond to the way you feel like driving: calmly competent on the way to work, or razor-sharp and aggressive on race weekends. Whatever your mood, the Porsche is capable of reacting to your immediate desires behind the wheel. The Porsche of this era was highly regarded as a well-mannered champion; it is a tough car with competition pedigree that never fights back against its driver. It represented the lessons learned from competing at some of the most demanding circuits of the day: le mans, targa florio, sebring and the nurburgring nordschleife. Porsche's formidable motorsports records provide many reasons to get acquainted with these cars; you will discover how comfortable it is, how much fun it is to drive, plus how safe and forgiving car that it is. Production of the Porsche 911 line started in 1963 and lasted until 1989 when it was succeeded by the 964, which is a modified version of the acclaimed 911 platform. The 911 has undergone various changes through the years, being upgraded as technology and materials evolved. The Porsche 911 has the proper reputation to have become a popular car to be modified by privateers for rallying, racing and other automotive competition forms. The 911 is known for being a rear engine, air-cooled car that is reliable, predictable and quick. Finished in mexico blue with bordeaux red leather interior and the rare and desirable sunroof, this sporty Porsche 911l coupe is sure to be thrilling to own and drive. The current owner is a longtime, well-respected collector and member of the Porsche club of america. He purchased the car as a solid, mechanically sound machine and has since given the car a complete makeover in concert with his resource of outstanding individuals with great abilities to transform this era of Porsche into reliable performers with near concours winning condition. He purchased the 911l as a very solid ''daily driver'' with every intention for extended personal use, but the temptation was too strong, so he invested additional money to make it the great car that it now is. The Porsche is accompanied by a notebook that has numerous receipts that tell the story of the extensive work performed and servicing. This work was executed by well-respected names for Porsches in southern california. During 2014 and early 2015 coachcraft serviced and refreshed the entire car, without concern for expense. Coachcraft has been in business since the 1940s and the stoessel family has an excellent reputation among Porsche collectors in the southern california area. Among the work performed is attention to the fuel pump, battery, weber carburetor rebuild, fuel lines, brakes cleaned, window and door seals (including removal and reinstallation of the sunroof), all gaskets replaced, engine/transmission mounts, valve covers, intake manifold gasket, muffler and heat exchanger gasket, both timing chain covers gasket, plus a full servicing of the engine and more. It was completely cosmetically refreshed and any incorrect or unnecessary undercoating was removed. All parts and shrouds were examined and refinished to factory specifications, including metal components that needed new cadmium plating. All decals were also corrected, in addition to new bumper guards, deco end caps and plugs and new velvet sunroof surround was added. The interior and exterior were both cosmetically detailed and refreshed. The car is reported to present like-new with a new toolkit recently purchased to go along with this strong package. It must be noted that this is one of the l' types; the lux was a one-year-only model that was available in 1968 and shared a strong resemblance to the s' model. The 2.0-liter flat six-cylinder engine comes with 20 horsepower more than the standard base t' model which produced only 110-hp versus the 130-hp of the l.' the 911l also has s' brakes, suspension and trim. It is described by the Porsche enthusiast owner as basically an s,' but with a slightly lower horsepower engine. The five-speed manual transmission shifts smoothly and the engine revs freely and sounds great. This Porsche sports many options including the rarely seen golde' electric sunroof, a tinted windshield and headrests it is said that this Porsche has only had a few owners and it is described as an excellent 911. The car also comes with a Porsche certificate of authenticity.