Lot 259 - 1974 Porsche 911 Coupé
|Odometer reading||42,342 miles|
|Estimate||£34,000 - £38,000|
|Result||Sold - £36,960|
The Porsche 911 was developed as a much more powerful, larger, more comfortable replacement for the Porsche 356, the company's first model and essentially a sporting evolution of the Volkswagen Beetle. The new car made its public debut at the 1963 Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung, better known to English speakers as the Frankfurt Motor Show. After 11 years in production, the Porsche 911 received its first serious facelift. And in line with the times, the visual changes radically altered the way it looked - all in the name of US safety legislation. The 1974 model was nothing less than a step-change in direction for the 911 which was now becoming a much more civilised car to own. 1974 saw the introduction of calmer engines - that produced lower power but more torque and were fuel injected by Bosch for smoother, cleaner and more economical running. The body little changed outwardly it was wider, as where the wheels. It also heralded the introduction of impact bumpers as well. The 1974 model was the first world wide car that Porsche produced.
This 1974 Porsche 911 was imported from the US in 2013 and was purchased by the vendor from the original owner Mr. White who took delivery from Interlake Porsche Audi in Portland USA with the options of sunroof, Koni dampers, front and rear 'S' brakes and front and rear 15mm anti roll bars. This 911 has only covered 43,000 miles from new and is completely original, it has recently had a full inspection and 12,000 mile service by marque specialists, Tuthill Porsche, who commented in the report, "this is such a rare find and a truly a lovely car, virtually every inch of it is as per it left the factory." The original light yellow paint work positively gleams; there are a few small marks here and there, but these wouldn't look out of place on a 5 year old car, let alone one nearly 40 years of age. The cinnamon interior looks as new and is completely unmarked as are the carpets which are in mint condition. The first owner kept all the original documents including its hand book and service pack, its spare key in an unused leatherette Porsche embossed pouch, key card, actual factory order and period brochures. There is an early stamped Porsche service history followed by a specialist invoices up until 2011 and of course the recent thorough going over by Tuthills. The car is UK registered with a V5C registration document and comes with a twelve month MoT test certificate. It would be hard to find one better, an investment for the future.
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