1970 PORSCHE 911S 2.2-LITER COUPE
Chassis no. 9110300054
Engine no. 6300088
2,195cc SOHC Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
Bosch Mechanical Fuel Injection
180bhp at 6,500rpm
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes
*A very desirable, matching numbers, low-mileage example in attractive colors
*Rebuilt engine and transaxle
*Largely original Tangerine paint
*Large file of receipts and documentation included
*Documented by its Porsche Certificate of Authenticity
THE PORSCHE 911S
For the 1970 model year, or "C" series, Porsche enlarged the 911's original two-liter air-cooled flat-six engine to 2,195cc by increasing the cylinder bore to 84 mm, while retaining its 64 mm stroke. Larger valves (46 mm intake, 40 mm exhaust) and more aggressive cam profiles helped improve breathing. The resulting engine, in various stages of tune, produced an impressive 180 hp in the top-of-the-line 911 Super, along with 147 foot-pounds of torque at 5,200 rpm. Those figures allowed the 2249-pound "S" to leap to 100 kph (62 mph) from a standing start in barely 8 seconds. A rev limiter helped prevent over-revving near the engine's 7300 rpm redline. The "S" had a new, 225 mm clutch, and ventilated disc brakes all around ably handled deceleration chores. 1970 models also included a new steering column lock and full undercoating.
THE MOTORCAR OFFERED
Purchased new from Gateway Porsche-Audi in Portland, Oregon (MSRP $8915.00, $8939.90 delivered with tinted glass, radio, speaker, and retractable antenna), this lovely 1970 911S coupe, showing just 126,167 miles of use, has been well-looked-after by just a few careful enthusiasts, and has been in the possession of the current owner for the past 20 years. It has always been garaged, and is described as being an undamaged, rust-free example in excellent condition with largely original Tangerine paint. The black Leatherette interior also presents very well. The seat bottom cushions were rebuilt and new covers installed by Guy Recordon at Guy's Interiors of Portland, known for his Pebble Beach-quality work. The dark gray carpets were also replaced with factory materials.
Around 1994, the entire drivetrain was rebuilt by Heckmann and Thiemann, a well-known Porsche specialty shop in Portland, Oregon. The car has accrued barely 14,000 miles in the years since. The overhaul of the 2.2-liter Type 911/02 engine included the Bosch mechanical fuel injection and an upgrade to modern oil-fed chain tensioners. New OEM pistons and cylinders were installed (the originals remain with the car). Also rebuilt were the five-speed manual Type 901/01 transaxle and brakes. New adjustable Koni shock absorbers replaced the factory originals and a new OEM exhaust system was installed. The car is fitted with Dunlop radial tires on its original Fuchs "Windmill" five-spoke light-alloy wheels. While records and receipts prior to 1994 are not available, the current owner has maintained a careful file of all repairs and maintenance since that time. The car includes its original radio, an owner's manual, spare wheel, and jack.
This very attractive Porsche 911S coupe presents a great opportunity to acquire one of the best and most powerful early 911s in largely original form, retaining its original numbers-matching engine and drivetrain, and wearing its largely original factory Tangerine paint. These early long-wheelbase, small-bumper 911s have been growing steadily in popularity and value for the past decade, and their driver-friendly packaging makes them a joy to use. Capable of brilliant acceleration, a real 140-plus mph top speed, and a thrilling exhaust note, the 1970 911S is a true high-performance automobile widely sought after by knowledgeable sports car enthusiasts.