<b>1973 PORSCHE 911S 2.4 COUPE</b>

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1973 PORSCHE 911S 2.4 COUPE

Sold for US$ 132,000 inc. premium
1973 PORSCHE 911S 2.4 COUPE

Chassis no. 9113301166
Engine no. 6331858

2,341cc SOHC Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
Bosch Fuel Injection
190bhp at 6,500rpm
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes


*Matching numbers example
*Desirable end-of-run 2.4 Liter 911S
*Finished in striking Tangerine Orange from factory
*Offered with Porsche COA, books and tools



THE PORSCHE 911

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 three liters and, in turbo-charged form, put out well over 300 horsepower. The first of countless upgrades 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

This splendid 911S 2.4 Liter Coupe is the 1,166th example completed in the 1973 model-year. (These end-of-the-fun 911s are often designated as the 'F-Series'). Built on Porsche's legendary unitized body, this smart Coupe was fitted with an antenna and loudspeaker, equipped for the US-market, and finished from the factory in the striking and iconic Tangerine Orange exterior color over a black leatherette interior.

The new Porsche would most likely have been delivered new in the US but would later migrate to Japan, where the current owner, a Canadian collector of exceptional Porsches, purchased the car. This 911S has received restoration and refurbishment work over the years and is believed to retain much of its original sheet metal, most importantly the matching-numbers engine. Although the car has been repainted, it is still finished in Tangerine Orange and sports a freshly installed, new black leatherette interior. Renowned North Vancouver, BC-based restoration specialist Jakob's Auto Repair Ltd has been entrusted with much of the recent refurbishment work, and invoices in the car's history file attest to nearly 30,000 Canadian dollars-worth of work performed. The work covers both mechanical and cosmetic aspects of the car, and includes engine out service and much work done to the car's Bosch mechanical fuel injection system.
With a dry weight of just over 2,500 pounds, lots of power, and disc brakes at all four corners, the 2.4 liter 911S delivers a great driving experience. Relatively few of these S Coupes were produced in 1973; out of just 1,430 cars total, only 524 of those were designated for the U.S. market. Their relative scarcity and fully evolved specification of the 1965-73 911 production run means these models are always in demand by knowledgeable Porsche enthusiasts.

Today this smart Porsche presents beautifully throughout. Shod on Pirelli P6000 tires mounted on the classic Fuchs alloy wheels, the car looks just right. The anodized trim and bright work presents very well, and the car has a nice fit and finish throughout. Complete with the owner's manual and the Porsche-issued Certificate of Authenticity, this beautiful 2.4 liter 911S would be a great entry in local concours or high-speed rallies such as the Copperstate 1000. Displaying the pure 911 design with nearly twice the power of the first iteration 911, one gets the best of both worlds with this enticing F-Series 2.4S.
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<b>1973 PORSCHE 911S 2.4 COUPE</b>
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<b>1973 PORSCHE 911S 2.4 COUPE</b>
<b>1973 PORSCHE 911S 2.4 COUPE</b>
<b>1973 PORSCHE 911S 2.4 COUPE</b>
<b>1973 PORSCHE 911S 2.4 COUPE</b>
<b>1973 PORSCHE 911S 2.4 COUPE</b>
<b>1973 PORSCHE 911S 2.4 COUPE</b>
<b>1973 PORSCHE 911S 2.4 COUPE</b>
<b>1973 PORSCHE 911S 2.4 COUPE</b>
<b>1973 PORSCHE 911S 2.4 COUPE</b>
<b>1973 PORSCHE 911S 2.4 COUPE</b>
<b>1973 PORSCHE 911S 2.4 COUPE</b>
<b>1973 PORSCHE 911S 2.4 COUPE</b>
<b>1973 PORSCHE 911S 2.4 COUPE</b>
<b>1973 PORSCHE 911S 2.4 COUPE</b>
<b>1973 PORSCHE 911S 2.4 COUPE</b>
<b>1973 PORSCHE 911S 2.4 COUPE</b>
<b>1973 PORSCHE 911S 2.4 COUPE</b>
<b>1973 PORSCHE 911S 2.4 COUPE</b>
<b>1973 PORSCHE 911S 2.4 COUPE</b>
<b>1973 PORSCHE 911S 2.4 COUPE</b>
<b>1973 PORSCHE 911S 2.4 COUPE</b>
<b>1973 PORSCHE 911S 2.4 COUPE</b>
<b>1973 PORSCHE 911S 2.4 COUPE</b>
<b>1973 PORSCHE 911S 2.4 COUPE</b>
<b>1973 PORSCHE 911S 2.4 COUPE</b>
<b>1973 PORSCHE 911S 2.4 COUPE</b>
<b>1973 PORSCHE 911S 2.4 COUPE</b>
<b>1973 PORSCHE 911S 2.4 COUPE</b>
<b>1973 PORSCHE 911S 2.4 COUPE</b>
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