1966 Porsche 911



Also in 1966, the more powerful 911S model was introduced that raised power to 158 hp

The 1966 911 was essentially no different from the '65s and can only be differentiated by serial numbers.

In mid-1966, however, Porsche did replace the troublesome Solex carbs with new Webers and replaced the U-joints in the half-shafts with constant-velocity joints in the rear.

Also in 1966, the more powerful 911S model was introduced that raised power to 158 hp. Alloy wheels from Fuchs were offered for the first time and shaved 20 lbs from the 911's weight.

In the fall of '66, just about a year after showing it in prototype form, Porsche released the 911 Targa for model year 1967. With its distinctive stainless steel roll bar, it was the world's first ever safety cabriolet.

Production Numbers

911 Coupe 1,559
Total Production 1,559

Performance Specs

Engine Size Carb. HP Torque 0 to 60 Quarter mile
2.0L Flat-Six 2.0L IDA 130 128 lb-ft 9.0 sec -
911S 2.0L 2.0L Weber 40 DS 160 132 lb-ft 8.0 sec 16.5 sec


  • 5-Speed Manual

Paint & Colors


Slate Gray
Polo Red
Gulf Blue
Light Ivory
Bahama Yellow
Irish Green
Aga Blue
Burgundy Red
Champagne Yellow
Signal Yellow
Lemon Yellow
Medium Ivory
Lido Gold
Golden Green
Signal Green
Bush Green
Metallic Dark Green
Turkey Green
Velvet Green
Sea Green
Crystal Blue
Pastel Blue
Prussian Blue
Metallic Blue
Ultra Blue
Sepia Brown
Coffee Brown
Stone Grey
Light Grey
Cloudy Grey
Beige Grey
Silver Grey
Metallic Dark Red



OEM Brochures

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