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|Porsche 911 S 2.4 Sport Coupe (E Series)|
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|An original U.K. RHD 1972 2.4 911S Coupe, still in its original Blood Orange and on its original ‘911’ registration.|
Extensive history file back to 1981, MoT’s back to 1985. 67,000 mls since ’81.
Last owner since ’92, previous since ’83, confirmed by DVLA registration history.
1998. Comprehensive bare shell restoration, supported by photographic records plus a detailed list of work done. Included a full rebuild of the engine and transmission. Car finally put on road cosmetically unfinished but complete.
2006. JZ Machtech rolling road test at 198 bhp.
2007. Autofarm MD Josh Sadler purchased, car on the road but still a cosmetic ongoing ‘rolling restoration’.
2008. Comprehensive mechanical rebuild and uprate for Historic motorsport by Autofarm, including the installation of another engine/transmission assembly to comply with HSCC regulations of the time (2.2 ltr 911E engine limitation).
Included extensive further renovation of bodyshell, total respray, full re-trim to the Factory period Lightweight M471 pattern, including black roof lining, period bucket seats, full bolt-in roll cage, etc.
Numerous detail improvements included, aluminium engine lid, the simple 911 ST pattern M471 exterior trim finish, plumbed-in fire system, period front strut brace, period lightweight plastic 80 ltr fuel tank, etc..-
Technical specification includes dual master cylinders with balance bar, double adjustable rear shocks, adjustable front anti-roll bar, uprated torsion bars, ‘delrin’ solid bushings, fly-off handbrake, 380 mm steer wheel, dry cell race battery, electronic master switch, full harness plus inertia reel seat belts, etc..
2009. Competed successfully in a full season of racing with HSCC.
2010. Previous 1972 2.4 911S engine/transmission re-fitted, now legal for updated HSCC regulations.
This car is an early example of a model that will always rank as one of our all-time 911 favourites, and in its original and classic period colour, as used by the Factory in this period for their competition models.
Now comprehensively prepared, proven and fully sorted for Historic competition, plus remains totally road legal and useable, with original heating and ventilation systems and all essential features for regular road use.
A hugely versatile car, prepared strictly along period Factory lines, competitive on track, practical at the shops, and eligible for an extensive range of Historic events of all types.
Porsche’s landmark 1972 model 2.4 litre 911S
The ’73 Carrera RS 2.7 is regarded as the icon, and arguably rightly so. But if engineering is the guideline, then the RS is just an over-bored and be-spoilered ’72 2.4 911S.
With the advent of the 2.4 litre model for the 1972 model year came the technical developments that were the engineering foundation of the RS icon:-
Suspension geometry that remained unchanged right up to the 964 model of the 1990’s.
The totally new 915 transmission that carried through up to the G50 transmission of ’87.
The long stroke engine bottom end that ran through to the 3.2 Carrera of 1984.
The low compression engines that are still happy on to-day’s low octane unleaded fuel.
The re-located oil tank ahead of the rear wheel. Pioneered in the 911R of 1968 and reverted to in the ‘90’s cars – market forces meant this was sadly abandoned for the RS.
With other detail improvements, these all served to produce a car that is still today totally useable in all circumstances. This is where 911 technical evolution settled into a more modern pattern. Yet, for just the two 1972 and 1973 model years, retained the style of the old.
If the ’73 Carrera RS is the Driver’s icon, then the ‘72 2.4 911S is to my mind the Engineer’s, and hence arguably the truer one.
Sold on the 28.01.2013
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