Lot 283 - 1972 Porsche 911S (2.4 Litre)
|Odometer reading||58,723 miles|
|Estimate||£100,000 - £110,000|
The original Porsche 911 with its famous, distinctive and durable design was introduced in the autumn of 1963 and built until 1989. Mechanically, it 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 automotive competitions. The original 911 series is often cited as the most successful competition car ever, especially when its variations are included; namely the powerful 911-derived 935 which won Le Mans as well as other major sports cars races. In 1967, Porsche introduced the 911T model and subsequently a 911E version, however, the 911S was the most desirable and with only 3,174 Porsche 911S's manufactured from 1969-1971, good quality surviving examples are rare and highly sought after.
This rare righthand drive 1972 911S coupé with a side oil tank 'Oel Klapper', aluminium engine cover and number plate panel, was the subject to a total bare body shell rebuild by Porschons in 1998. This included a rebuild of its 2.4 litre 'S' engine and, in 2006, the engine was dyno'd by JZ Machtech at 198bhp. In 2011, it was taken to the marque specialists, Autofarm in Bicester, Oxfordshire were it had work carried out at a cost of £49,464 which included another engine rebuild at £15,733. In February 2013, Autofarm carried out a 12,000 mile service with a £2,791.20 invoice and more recently new Deser sports seats have been fitted. Finished in its original colour of Tangerine with black interior, this righthand drive 911S, with the original number plate, is supplied with a V5C registration document, a current MoT test certificate, a massive history file dating back to 1981 which includes old V5's, MoT test certificates and tax discs as well as numerous invoices regarding the rebuilds. The 911S is not only a proper driver's car but with the values of 911's, particularly the S, on the rise, this striking example can also be regarded as an extremely sound investment.
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