1973 PORSCHE 911S 2.4-LITER COUPE
Chassis no. 9113301070
Engine no. 6331707
2,341cc SOHC Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
Bosch Mechanical Fuel Injection
190bhp at 6,500rpm
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes
*Matching numbers example
*Beautifully presented throughout
*One of the last 2.4-liter 911S examples produced
*Factory delivered in Light Ivory and optioned with power windows
*Offered with Porsche Certificate of Authenticity
THE PORSCHE 911
"Is the 911 the Best Design Ever?" - Allen St. John, Forbes magazine, April 2012.
This rhetorical question is just one of many tributes provoked by the passing of Ferdinand Porsche, all of which reference the 911. It serves as a poignant reminder that among Porsche's many achievements, he created one of the world's most revered production sports cars, a series that continues to endure over half a century after its introduction. Now on the far side of its 50th anniversary, the iconic shape of the 911 remains as coveted as it ever was. For drivers seeking state of the art technology, the seventh generation of the 911 will satisfy their needs, while each of its previous iterations provides a clear picture of the evolution of its design and formidable performance. Without question the most historically significant Porsche model of all time, the 911 lives on.
Porsche's long-running 911 arrived in 1964, replacing the 356. The latter's rear-engined layout was retained, but the 911 switched to unitary construction for the body shell and dropped the 356's VW-based suspension in favor of a more modern McPherson strut and trailing arm arrangement.
In its first incarnation, Porsche's single-overhead-camshaft, air-cooled flat six displaced 1,991cc and produced 130bhp; progressively enlarged and developed, it would eventually grow to more than 3 liters and, in turbo-charged form, put out well over 300 horsepower. The first of countless up-grades came in 1966 with the introduction of the 911S. Easily distinguishable by its stylish Fuchs five-spoked 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 - to 2.2 liters. The S's power output then was 180bhp, increasing to 190bhp with the introduction of the 2.4-liter engine for 1972. Tenacious adhesion, responsive steering, very good flexibility, superb brakes, meticulous finish and a solid, unburstable feel were just some of the virtues praised by Motor magazine in its test of a Porsche 911 in 1973.
THE MOTORCAR OFFERED
The sporting 911S offered here is one of the final examples offered in the last production year for the desirable long-hood, small bumper 911. These cars are considered the last of the pure, original 911 design, and they benefit accordingly from all of the upgrades carried out over the nearly decade long model run prior.
Completed at the Zuffenhausen Porsche factory in the summer of 1973, this 911S Coupe was finished in light ivory, trimmed in black leatherette, and equipped for the US market. The car's optional equipment included option group G03, power windows and a Blaupunkt radio. While its early history remains unknown, the 911S is believed to have been part of an Iowa-based Porsche collection for decades before being purchased by the consignor more recently.
This matching numbers 911S, from the end of the final production year, has received refurbishments over the years, including a repaint in the original factory-delivered ivory color in the late 2000s. The 911S's mechanical components are believed to have been serviced and rebuilt around the same time. Fitted with charming houndstooth seats, Fuchs wheels and air conditioning, this fine Porsche 911S is a very usable and highly desirable collector's car. With an enticing power band, excellent road holding, and the pure, classic 911 look, the 2.4-liter cars are among the best to ever come out of Porsche's workshops.
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