1972 Porsche 911

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1972
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    138
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

The Porsche 911S represented the pinnacle of Porsches sportscar program in the early 1970's, bettered only in performance terms by the 2.7RS. It was the last years of non-impact bumpers and lightweight cars and coupled with Porsche's total domination of the World Sportscar Championship and Steve McQueen's endorsement in the film Le Mans they could do no wrong with the now iconic 911S and derivatives.

This 911S Coupe has been the property of its enthusiastic owner since 1992 with first registration in his name in 1993. He chose this car from the 12-14 he viewed because it was to him the most honest and solid basis from which he could transform the car to a concours contender, as he duly did. Upon purchase he set about a complete front to back restoration completing the work ahead of the July 1994 Porsche Club Donington Park meet where his new pride and joy was to be entered to the concours. The standard of the restoration was soon to be described as "outstanding in every respect" by Porsche Specialist Steve Holgate, a statement reasonably concurred by concours judging panel as it went on to win the Regional and come 6th in the National Porsche Club concours of 1994.

Confirmed manufactured in March of 1972, this E-Series ‘S' was delivered new through a German dealership to a Doctor in Hanover who specifically ordered a righthand drive car because where he parked it meant he wouldn't have to get out of the car into traffic. Finished in original Sepia Brown with Beige trim it was debated whether or not to change this now popular period colour when the restoration was completed in 1993, however, some research into the Porsche archives uncovered just how few of these cars were manufactured in this colour combination (believed just six) so the correct decision was made to repaint the car in its original Sepia Brown.

Despite the many hours of labour invested in the meticulous restoration of which there are a host of photographs chronicling the strip and rebuild, our vendor has never been put off from using this most tractable and unusual of 911's. Even as residual values have risen his appetite for the open-road has always been well catered for by the bullet-proof Porsche. Widely driven, often as far as Le Mans where it has taken in no fewer than four Classic Meetings, and Spa, a handful of Goodwood Revivals and three or four Silverstone Classic's, this car is no stranger to long journeys behaving as you would expect from precision German engineering with our vendor enjoying every moment behind the wheel...

It has been on the road for every year of his ownership totalling a believed-genuine 80,000miles from new. The engine was completely rebuilt at 51,000 miles by RSR Engineering though the speedo was unchanged, and more recently, Rennspeed in Gainsborough have refreshed the engine and rebuilt the gearbox within the last 1,000 miles.

A genuine and proven ‘S' variant of the iconic 911, honest and reliable examples of the real drivers' cars are becoming fewer and fewer making the opportunity to own this car today even more appealing. With values virtually re-aligning daily the 911 story continues to make headline news... Don't delay any further...