Supplied new to Mason and King of Leicester on 25.01.1972 in signal yellow and registered DRY704K, the number and colour it still wears today, this 911 2.4S coupe with side `Oel Klapper` is believed to be one of just 40 RHD cars to be supplied to the UK in 1972.
It stayed as a 2.4S until approximately 2004 when BS Motorsport converted/restored the car for Edmond Harris Porsche and his customer Brian Burrows into an ST style hot rod with a 2.7 litre engine reputedly costing circa 100k at the time.
In 2006 it was acquired by Neil Primose from the band Travis, but was sold on shortly afterwards when it is believed he acquired a genuine 2.5ST as its replacement.
The next owner Tim Bryan decided it would be suitable for competition so instructed Gantspeed to carry out the suitable modifications and applied for FIA papers which were granted in 2008. It was subsequently campaigned in the Tour Britannia and then the Heritage Touring car cup.
We acquired the car in 2012 and its last race was actually in 2013 at the Spa Classic with Paul himself and his teammate Gerry Taylor behind the wheel.
It was shortly after this that the car was sold to one of a long-standing customer who instructed us to carry out a conversion back to a car that could be used for fast road use as previously intended.
Because of the rising value of cars during this time, shortly after commencing the refurbishment, we received further instructions to carry out a full no expense constraint restoration to the highest standard possible and to its original specification.
This was carried out over a two year period and included sourcing many OE period parts including a correct 1972 numbered 2.4S engine. The restoration is meticulously recorded with documentation including the original certificate of authenticity and photographs. These are available to view along with the car at our premises.
Since completion, the car has been displayed at Goodwood Revival, Silverstone Classic as well as several Porsche Club events and has been generally acknowledged by those who truly understand these cars, as possibly one of the finest restored examples available anywhere.
Unfortunately, our client eventually succumbed to a long term illness, meaning this 2.4S is available again for sale.
It is fair to say; it may not be commercially viable to restore a 2.4S to this obsessive standard today. However, for the next custodian, this is an excellent opportunity to acquire one of the finest genuine RHD 72 cars available, restored in its correct original colour and specification.