Lot 198 - 1969 Porsche 911S Coupé
|Odometer reading||72,946 miles|
|Estimate||£74,000 - £82,000|
- Impressive file
- Long term ownership
Introduced at the 1963 Frankfurt Auto Show, Porsche’s all-new 911 drew instant acclaim. Like its predecessor, the long-running 356, it had a rear-mounted air-cooled ‘boxer’ engine, but where the 356 had four cylinders the 911S offered six, with single overhead camshafts and a displacement of 1,991cc. The engine produced 130bhp and a five-speed transmission was standard. Styling, reminiscent of the 356 but with up-to-date cues, was by Ferdinand ‘Butzi’ Porsche, grandson of the founder Ferdinand Porsche. In 1966, a performance model 911S was added to the line. Its engine had the same displacement as the 911 but had higher compression and was fed by twin Weber carburettors. The 911S delivered an impressive 180bhp. While the 356 was notable for its longevity in the marketplace, the 911 has proved nearly immortal.
Originally ordered for the United States, this 911S was imported into the United Kingdom in 2004 and has been in long term ownership by the vendor since October 2008. The MoT test certificate history shows how little this example has been used since his acquisition. This left hand drive version of the iconic Porsche 911 presents well in silver metallic with a charcoal interior and comes with a comprehensive service folder containing various bills and receipts for works completed. We are advised by the vendor that there are no known faults with the car and that she is a joy to drive. Offered to auction with a V5C registration document, this MoT test certificate exempt Porsche is one of the more sought after examples. Good quality examples are rare and highly desirable and CHJ 360G is certainly one of those.
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