"Launched in 1963, the Porsche 911 has gone on to be probably the most successful sports car of all time. With an austere beauty and famed reliability the basic design has endured to this day, punctuated with derivatives that have become icons of the marque. The 911 2.4 S was such a model and in October 1973 the 2.7 Coupé was announced sharing the basic body style but with the inclusion of impact bumpers. The 1973 911 represented a change in 911 ethos, the 2.7 engine delivered more torque to improve basic drivability with K-Jetronic fuel injection, whilst the body and wheels are wider. From August 1975, Porsche became the first manufacturer to produce galvanised bodies, so subsequent cars are a bit more resistant to rust.
This Porsche has been owned by the vendor since 1980, clearly he has cherished this example as it presents in such delightful condition. With its mid-seventies uncluttered styling and distinctive bumpers, this 2.7 Lux includes luxuries such as electric windows and a sunroof. With a quoted 163bhp available under your right foot most 911’s of this era have had a hard time at some stage, this righthand drive UK supplied Porsche appears to have been very kindly treated and is best described as a very good genuine example. Extensive restoration work appears to have been carried out in 2002 and the vehicle is supplied with a V5C registration document together with a collection of paperwork this Porsche 911 2.7 Lux has been used little of late due to the vendor not being in the best of health.
*Photographs courtesy of Luke Papworth of Hampshire photography"