Since its introduction, the story of the Porsche 911 has been punctuated with iconic and benchmark cars. The arrival of the ‘911S 2.4’ in 1972 set new standards but after 1973, it was decided that the 2.4 litre wasn’t really fast enough for the 911, with the impending American emissions standards threatening to slow the model down to the point that ordinary Cadillac’s would smoke its droopy tail. The solution; to take the 2.7-litre engine developed for the Carrera RS, detune it a bit, and make it standard across the board. This made the 911 a very usable sports car for all driving conditions.
This wonderfully presented 911 S has been well looked after and comes with a large history file including bills, service booklet and original sales invoice. More recently the engine has benefitted from a complete overhaul by Dick Lovett and a full service carried out less than 200 miles ago. Driven sparingly since, this car is said to be very original and offers an excellent entry into classic Porsche ownership.