Porsche 911 is a luxury sports car manufactured by Porsche AG in Stuttgart, Germany. In autumn 1963, a prototype of the famous, distinctive, and durable design was shown to the public. Production began in September 1964 and continued until 1989. It was replaced by a modified version, internally referred to as the Porsche 964, but still sold as the Porsche 911.
The 911 was notable for its air-cooled rear engine and rear-mounted transmission. It was modified both by private teams and by Porsche itself for racing, rallying and other types of competition. 911 cars were the most successful competition cars in history, especially if the more powerful 911-derived 935 was included, which won the 24 Hours of Le Mans and other major sports car races outright against prototypes.
There were only 1,709 short-wheelbase 911 coupes produced by Porsche for the 1966 model year; this example is among the first 100 in that series. Finished in Polo Red (6602) and trimmed in Black leatherette, it rolled off the assembly line 14 January 1966. Its first owner, a resident of Dothan, Alabama, requested only a tinted windshield and rear glass.