The Porsche 911 first appeared on the rally circuit as a works entry in Monte Carlo in 1965.

The car quickly proved its versatility, capturing group wins in the European Rally Championship in 1966 and 1967, with works driver Vic Elford securing the overall European Championship in the latter.

In 1968 the 911 emphatically established its credentials as a world class rally car, with works-entered 911s winning eight of the 15 European Championships.

The Porsche 911 in its many forms is a mainstay of historic rallying worldwide

Today, the Porsche 911 in its many forms is a mainstay of historic rallying worldwide.

Bonhams has one such contender on offer at its Collectors’ Motor Cars and Automobilia Sale at the UK’s Goodwood Revival Meeting on Sept. 16, where it’s expected to fetch up to about $115,000.

One of the rare, early, short-wheelbase 911s, it was rebuilt and prepped in Sweden and is ready to take the hard road under a new pair of hands.

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