1970 Porsche 911

2.2S Targa

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1970
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Signal Orange
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - True Greats
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1
Tuesday 7 December 2010
The 911 'S' was Porsche's top of the range sporting model throughout the late 1960s and early 1970s, a period when the purest and most desirable versions of the great 911 were produced. Initially available in 2 litre guise from July 1966, it boasted a higher fifth gear, anti-roll bars front and rear, Koni shock absorbers and ventilated disc brakes, later also receiving alloy front brake calipers.
In 1969 all 911 models had their engine capacity increased to 2.2 litres, whilst the final improvement came in 1971 when it was further raised to 2.4 litres. By now the 911 'S', featuring mechanical fuel injection, developed a healthy 190bhp (just 20bhp less than the legendary Carrera RS) giving it excellent performance: 0-60mph in just 6 seconds and a maximum of 145mph (1972 Car & Driver road test figures) were more than adequate to deal with Ferrari Dinos! Naturally the 911 'S' fou