Lot 393 - 1972 Porsche 911 2.4 T
|Odometer reading||56,158 miles|
|Estimate||£21,000 - £26,000|
The original Porsche 911, with its famous, distinctive and durable design was introduced in the autumn of 1963 and built until 1989. Mechanically, the 911 was notable for being rear engined and air-cooled. From its inception, the 911 was modified both by private racing teams and the Porsche factory itself for racing, rallying and other types of automotive competition. The original 911 series is often cited as the most successful competition car ever, especially when its variations are included; mainly the powerful 911-derived 935 which won 24 Hours du Mans and other major sports cars races. The 1972-1973 models all got a new, larger 2,341cc engine. This is universally known as the '2.4L' engine, despite its displacement being closer to 2.3 litres, perhaps to emphasize the increase over the 2.2 litre engine. The new power ratings were 130hp, for the T, 165hp for the E and 190hp for the S. In 1972, a tremendous effort was made to improve the handling of the 911. Due to the 911's unusual engine placement; rear-mounted; with most of the vehicle's weight concentrated over the rear axle, early 911's were prone to oversteer when driven at the limit, and could easily spin in the hands of an inexperienced driver. In an attempt to remedy this, Porsche relocated the oil tank from its position behind the right rear wheel to in front of it. This had the effect of moving the weight of almost 8.5 litres of oil from outside the wheelbase to inside, improving weight distribution and thus, the handling.
This righthand drive example, finished in yellow with black interior has only covered 56,000 miles and has Porsche factory fitted electric windows and sunroof, later modifications included fitting a Carrera RS front air dam and rear spoiler to the car. This car is supplied with a V5 registration document, various invoices and a new MoT certificate dated until October 2012. The early 911's are becoming more sought after by collectors and are regarded as a very sound and usable investment.
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