A rare opportunity to acquire a UK, matching numbers Porsche 911 S
A Porsche Certificate of Authenticity confirms this 911S 2.4 was sold new by Porsche Cars Great Britain January 1972. Red with black leatherette interior, additional factory options included, Recaro sports seats, power windows and electric sliding roof. It is one of just 146 ‘side oiler’ right-hand drive examples supplied to the UK in 1972/73.
'In these cars we see the fruits of all the development effort to produce an unmatched high performance sports car. The classic mainstream production 911 is a 2.4.' - Peter Morgan, 'Original Porsche 911'.
For 1972, all Porsche 911 variants received the 2.4-litre (actually 2,341cc) engine, by which time the 911S featured the stronger Type 915 five-speed gearbox and 6"x15" alloy wheels as standard. Porsche had already tried a 2.4-litre engine in endurance racing, the stretch being achieved by lengthening the stroke, but the impetus for the larger unit's introduction came from the USA's ever more stringent emissions laws. Not sold in the USA, the 911S produced 190bhp, some 40 horsepower more than was on offer to American customers. The most obvious external change from the 2.2-litre models was the addition of a small chin spoiler, adopted to improve high-speed stability. For the 1974 model year, production switched to the 2.7-litre model, which was the first 911 to incorporate the large impact-absorbing bumpers disliked by many purists, for whom the '2.4' is the last 'old school' 911 and therefor all the more collectible.
A real joy to drive, this car represents a rare opportunity to acquire a UK, matching numbers Porsche 911 S