1977 Porsche 911S Coupe
Chassis no. 911 720 1892
Engine no. 6273359
2,687cc SOHC Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
Bosch K-Jetronic Fuel Injection
165bhp at 5,800rpm
5-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes
*Fewer than 21,000 original miles
*Desirable factory sunroof-optioned car
*Survivor quality example in great colors
*Increasingly collectible era for the 911
*Offered with original jack, tools, and owner's manual
The Porsche 911S
The first of countless upgrades to Porsche's perennial 911 came 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 air-cooled, 'flat six' engine underwent the first of many enlargements - to 2.2 liters.
In 1974 all 911 variants received the 2.7-liter unit, hitherto reserved for the Carrera, when the latter went to 3.0 liters. Although in non-Carrera tune the 2.7-liter unit made slightly less power than the old 2.4, it had been skillfully reworked to produce significantly more torque over a much wider rev range and offered noticeably improved acceleration. Coupled to tolerance of low-lead fuel, vastly superior fuel consumption and increased tank capacity, the new 911 proved superior to its predecessor in every way as a fast, long-distance tourer.
The Motorcar Offered
This very special 911S is a low-mileage, well-preserved, matching numbers example that can quite legitimately be referred to as a "survivor". Having been stored and not driven for many years, the Porsche racked up very few miles fewer than 21,000 during its lifetime to be precise. Manufactured in February 1977, it dates from the final year of production of the 2.7-liter cars, which ushered in the era of the "impact-bumper" 911s that are today increasingly sought-after and collectible.
According to its Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, the 911S was delivered in the same silver over black it wears today. Optional equipment included the electric sunroof, forged alloy wheels, a 380mm sports steering wheel, as well as aluminum rocker panels and fender trim.
Because this car was in storage unused for many years, the previous owner had the engine completely rebuilt by Porsche experts, this work being documented with receipts that will accompany the sale. The engine was removed, disassembled, and inspected, new rings and guides installed, and all systems serviced as needed. The hydraulic systems, the Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection, and the oiling system were all serviced at the same time. Many service items were addressed, such as brake master cylinder, fuel distributor and injectors, and fuel pump and tank. When the current owners purchased the car, it still wore its original tires - which were promptly replaced. The body appears to be in excellent condition, retaining the satisfying shut of the doors which can only be found on an unmolested original example.
Featuring a factory electric sunroof, desirable 5-speed manual transmission and all original interior, this spectacular silver over black 911S is full of patina, and perhaps the archetype of the 2.7-liter 911 era. With its original jack, tools, owner's manual, keys and various receipts, as well as its original factory Blaupunkt AM/FM radio with factory speakers, Fuchs alloys, and air conditioning that blows cold, this is a truly special, low-mileage 911S for the discerning collector. Impact bumper 911s are just beginning their ascent in the collectible Porsche marketplace, and if their predecessors are any indication, now would be the time to acquire a great example of this generation. Here it is.