Legends are pleased to offer this unique matching numbers example, owned from new by the renowned and respected driver / engineer Grady Clay of Rennenhaus fame.
At 24 years of age Grady Clay graduated from Carnegie Mellon University at which point he special ordered from Vern Hagestad Motor Co. of Denver Colorado this 911 Coupe thus starting a life long love affair with Porsche and motor racing.
The car was driven on just about every major race track in North America and has been piloted by no less than 4 F1 drivers, Jim Hall, Mark Donohue, Ritchie Ginther and Jo Siffert have all had a go. Dr. Ferry Porsche has been in the car as a passenger of Grady's.
Over the years the car has had a number of 'hot rod' engines installed by Grady and Rennenhaus but importantly the original unit was always on his shelf and is now back where it belongs. (When the car arrived in the UK the original 2.0 litre unit was rebuilt by Rennsport which was the first time the engine had been opened). Car retains it's original books, spare wheel and tyre (unused) as well as option accessory roof rack. Porsche Certificate of Authenticity is present.
Ordered and delivered:
- 1968 Porsche coupe, 911/5, Burgundy/black - $6,329.00
- Cata glass, all - $60.00
- Blaupunkt Boston radio - $95.00
- (it has not been turned on since new)
- Bumper pads F$amp;R - $13.00
- 911L instrument group - $38.75
- Front and rear stabilizer bars - $55.00
- Koni shocks - $38.50
- (This combination came with ventilated S-brakes – no additional charge.)
- 4 hubcap colored crests - $6.50
- 2 headrests - $38.00
- No dealer insignia – N/C
- Chrome wheels – N/C
- Replace horn button with '67 'butterfly' type – N/C
Total price - $6,709.25
3% Colorado sales tax - $201.28
Total delivered price - $6,910.53
Quoted from Clay Grady:
'I immediately installed Fuchs – first 51Ž2x15 then deep 6x15 then 911R 7x15 with 185/70-VR15. It now has '73 RS 7x15. I still have the original 51Ž2x15 chrome with my unused spare (Semperet 165/78-SR15).
The only outward changes to appearance are the addition of a '72 911S front bumper and no-bumper-guard 'S' front bumper trim, Bosch H1 and a '73 'flag' left mirror in black (it is always nice to see if anyone is gaining on you.)
The only inside changes are a '70 914-6GT steering wheel and a pair of '69 burgundy/black/white hounds-tooth seats. I did add a '69 MFI hand throttle and a return fuel pipe.
It has 185K mi., still original paint (although lots of rock chips). Absolutely no rust. Never crashed although there have been many close calls. A little dent in RR, compliments of Milt Minter in a Dino.
It has been driven by four F1 drivers (Jim Hall, Jo Siffert, Mark Donohue, and Ritchie Ginther).
Ernst Furman, Kurt Myer $amp; Peter Schutz have driven it and Dr. Ferry Porsche as passenger. Some very notable mechanics have serviced it. Someone suggested that I should have maintained a 'Guest Book' – they were right.
It is just a nice, now old, 911 with a lifetime of fun.'
Like the car, the file is personal and contains many notes and details specific to this car and documents a life long relationship between owner and machine..