The first of many high-performance versions of the newly introduced 911 arrived in 1966 with the introduction of the 911S. Easily distinguishable by its stylish Fuchs five-spoke alloy wheels, the ‘S’ featured a heavily revised engine producing 160bhp, the increased urge raising top speed by 10mph to 135mph.
A lengthened wheelbase introduced in 1969 improved the 911’s handling, and then in 1970 the engine underwent the first of many enlargements.
By this time, the 911 models had established itself as one of Europe’s most refined and enjoyable sports cars for the road, and also as a serious weapon on the racetrack in production-based formulae.
To have a Porsche 911 as a road car made a statement – you knew about the best things in life. Just take the king of cool for instance; in the opening scenes of the cult movie Le Mans, Steve McQueen is seen charging around French country roads in a 911S – the glorious sound of its flat-six and virtually open fuel injection intakes are remembered by most who have seen the movie. It’s perhaps no surprise that McQueen kept one for his own personal use long after filming was over.
Originally delivered new to Portugal, this stunning 2.4S is finished in its original colour scheme of blue and has a contrasting black interior. Fitted with additional driver’s lights and fitted with a sunroof this car looks striking from every angle.
This matching numbers example is described by the vendor as being in excellent condition in every respect.
Most discerning investors should note that this is an original European car and not an American import. These highly sought after German sports cars of this model are rare to find and still provide the discerning owner and exciting drive.
|Auction||Grandes Marques January 2016|
|Day of Auction||N/A|
|Registration Number||EU Registered|
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