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Lot 412: 1975 Porsche 911S 2.7litre

Fine Motor Cars and the Jaguar Legend, Coys (14 July 2007)

It was evident to Porsche management in the late Fifties that the 356 series was rapidly becoming dated and reaching the end of its development potential, so in 1959 Ferdinand Porsche began designing a new car. A number of criteria were laid down: the car would have no more than a 2,200mm wheelbase and would carry two adults and two children. The new model was introduced at the Frankfurt Show in September 1963. It was a significant advance on the outgoing car, providing greater performance, space and refinement. The new engine, a 1,991cc horizontally-opposed six cylinder unit designed by Ferdinand Piech, Dr Porsche's nephew was again situated in the rear to maximise space and produced 130bhp.Not only has this model now become seemingly immortal, but it has undergone the most rigorous development programme over its life of possibly any car. Various years represent highlights in terms of car specification and desirability, and among the normal roadgoing models 1969 is one of these years. Production started on the 1969 B Series 911 in August 1968. The wheelbase had been stretched to 2,268mm, which greatly enhanced weight distribution, and hence ride and handling. Most significant were changes to the mechanical specification, the performance E and S models being equipped with Bosch high pressure mechanical fuel injection. This greatly improved engine flexibility and power; the S model, of which this car is an example, produced 170bhp at 6,800rpm. It was not long before the press proved this car to be remarkably quick. For example, the American publication Car and Driver achieved a 0-60mph time of 6.5 seconds, a standing quarter mile in 15.1 seconds and a top speed of 140mph. The vendor, a man whose temperament requires his cars to be maintained to the highest levels of workmanship, has a small collection, part of which is to be sold as more seats in his cars are soon to be required. Owned since 1988, this extremely fresh looking example was the subject of a bare metal and full mechanical restoration in 1995 with evidence of over £25,000 spent at that time. Since then, Porsche specialist, Autofarm, has been its guardian, again with many detailed invoices showing servicing and general maintenance undertaken up to now. Supplied with the comprehensive history file mentioned previously, British V5 registration document and current MoT test certificate, this good looking car suffers none of the typical rust traps associated with Porsches of this type and should provide a reliable and spirited experience for all concerned.

Lot Details
Auction Fine Motor Cars and the Jaguar Legend
Coys, Blenheim Palace, UK
TypeCar
Lot Number412
Estimate£8000-£12000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£13527
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1975
Condition rating0
Registration numberLG11 129N
Mileage-
Chassis number9115300246
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