1971 Porsche 911S 2.2-litre Coupe  Chassis no. 9111300639 Engine no. 6311303

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Lot 541
1971 Porsche 911S 2.2-litre Coupe
Registration no. EBW 175J Chassis no. 9111300639 Engine no. 6311303

Sold for £ 15,000 (US$ 20,561) inc. premium
1971 Porsche 911S 2.2-litre Coupe
Registration no. EBW 175J
Chassis no. 9111300639
Engine no. 6311303
A 'modern classic' if ever there was one, 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 bodyshell and dropped the 356's VW-based suspension in favour 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 litres and, in turbo-charged form, put out over 300 horsepower. The first of countless up-grades came in 1966 with the introduction of the 911S. Easily distinguishable by its 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 handling, and then in 1970 the engine enjoyed the first of many enlargements - to 2.2 litres.
This exceptionally clean and original lefthand-drive example was imported into the UK from the USA in 1998. It is finished in an attractive period beige colour with original black vinyl interior and correct Recaro seats. The entire car was restored five years ago to standard specification with the exception of the cam-chain tensioners which have been changed from mechanical to hydraulic. Some 9,000-or-so miles have been covered since restoration, the car being serviced by the current owner at the specialist Porscheworx garage in London. The fuel pump has been overhauled, new brake discs and pads fitted, four new original-size Michelins mounted on spotless Fuchs alloys, a new Dansk silencer installed and new batteries fitted. All body and window rubber seals were renewed at time of restoration. Described as in perfect condition throughout and ready for fast driving, the car is fitted with a 'Category 1' immobiliser and comes with current MoT/road fund licence and Swansea V5.
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