1972 Porsche 911
Year of manufacture1972
For the 1972 model year, Porsche again upgraded its 911 flagship. Mechanical changes included an enlarged 2.4-liter engine and a stronger Type 915 five-speed transaxle. To further enhance handling, the oil tank, which previously had been behind the right rear wheel, was moved in front of the wheel, with a filler added to the right rear quarter panel.
This lovely 1972 example was originally finished in the fantastic color combination of Albert Blue over Cork Leatherette, and equipped from the factory with a sunroof, Blaupunkt radio, Michelin tires, and the “E03 option” group, which denotes air-conditioning. Records on file indicate that the Porsche’s earliest known owner was Dr. Robert Hazelwood, who owned the car by 1974, when he had it serviced by Norman Scott Porsche + Audi in Houston. The 911 S has received documented cosmetic, mechanical, and metal work over the years, with many receipts on file. Refinished in its original color of Albert Blue, this example now features a black interior with sport seats. Significantly, the 911 retains its matching-numbers engine as documented by its Porsche COA.
Accompanied by an owner’s manual, Porsche COA, tools, jack, and spare tire, this 911 S benefits from a heavily documented older restoration and was formerly part of The James G. Hascall Collection. It was sold at Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island auction in 2018 and was acquired by the consignor in February 2020. The consignor had a Porsche specialist perform a comprehensive engine-out servicing, which included a new oil cooler, various new oil seals and gaskets, the replacement of the heads and a fresh valve job, and adjustment of the MFI. The 911 also received new CV joints, a new sunroof motor, and some minor electrical work. With the rare combination of air-conditioning, sunroof, and Albert Blue paint, this example should be seriously considered by any 911 enthusiast or collector.