The first of countless upgrades to the perennial 911 came in 1966, two years after production had commenced, with the introduction of the 911S, which featured stylish Fuchs five-spoked alloy wheels and a heavily revised and more powerful engine. Improved handling courtesy of a lengthened wheelbase arrived in 1969 and then in 1970 the 911’s air-cooled, flat six engine underwent the first of many enlargements – to 2.2 litres. By this time the models on offer had stabilised at three: the entry-level 911T, middle-ranking 911E and top-of-the-range 911S, all of which were available as either a closed coupé or Targa convertible. With the 2.2-litre engine’s arrival, a common type of cylinder head was adopted, the differing power outputs being determined principally by valve timing rather than valve sizes as had been the case hitherto. In 1972 all 911 variants received the 2,341cc (nominally 2.4-litre) unit, which in ‘E’ specification produced a maximum of 165bhp.
According to the certificate of authenticity this matching numbers car has been repainted to its original factory colour Sepia brown with a dark brown interior. A modest 51,000 miles has been recorded on its odometer and as a result, the car remains in very good and original condition throughout.
Mechanically the engine has been taken apart and resealed with new rings, pistons and cylinders. Runs and drives very well. The car is fitted with the original 15” Fuchs wheels.