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 the Porsche dealership in Verona, this stunning 911S then spent much of its life in Jersey. Excluding the striking Blue paintwork (repainted in 2004) the car comes in ‘totally original condition’. The engine was totally overhauled in mid-2014. With a total mileage of 72,500km on the clock the car runs and drives as it should. Delivered new with a 5-speed gearbox, an expensive optional extra back in the day, acceleration and power is noticeably superior over the standard 4-speed box. With 190bhp and a top speed of 231 km/h, the 911S was one of the more powerful sports cars of its day, the Ferrari Dino was only a whisker quicker. The 911S 2.4 was the first Porsche with a front spoiler and it also had a dry sump lubricated engine. Only 3160 Porsche 911S 2.4’s were produced and it is thought that only about 2000 exist today. Rarer still are examples such as this 2.4S which has a slightly longer front overhang.
A genuine matching numbers car with the original service book and user manual included. Highly sought after German sports cars of this model are rare to find and still provide the discerning owner with an exciting drive.