Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1971
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Sunroof
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Spring Classics
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1

Thursday 12th March 2009
Registration Number: ALG 151J Chassis Number: 9111300522
The 911 S boasted modifications typical of a higher-performance Porsche: reprofiled cam, larger valves, better porting and loftier compression (9.8:1 vs. 9.0). The result was 40 more horsepower for a total 180 horsepower, and torque improved fractionally, to 127 pound-feet, but peaked fully 1,000 rpm higher.
Unlike other models, the S lacked a choke, but pumping the accelerator was usually enough for starting. On the other hand, merely blipping the throttle on the freer-breathing S would send the tach needle zinging to its 7,300 rpm redline. Porsche thus wisely fitted an ignition cut-out that interrupted spark to the plugs near maximum revs, thus protecting the valvetrain from over enthusiastic drivers.
Naturally, the S also received chassis upgrades to match its extr