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Thread: Driveability and collectability of sportomatics

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    I know of a model year 72 S RHD Sepia Sportomatic kept in very nice condition by friend who is car's long term owner since 80s. Assume not many examples were sold this side of the pond that year with that particular configuration.

    By the October of 72 for model year 73 a 911 S with Sportomatic was about 25 more expensive than the Carrera RS Sport (M471) as listed on the same UK price list so not sure how many they sold that next model year, year brown or otherwise. Likely rarer and less hard use by rally and racing community if any were bought, however.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Beck View Post
    A sepia sporto...

    Of course it's been stashed away for 30 years; an awful experience to drive it or be seen in it.
    If it's a '72 no one would know they were seeing one unless they peered inside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teenchy View Post
    If it's a '72 no one would know they were seeing one unless they peered inside.
    I think you missed my point...
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    A friend of mine said "you got to try this Sporto" So I did and could not get the hang of it. I was grinding gears all over the place.
    Then when my friend took the wheel--he did fine. Terrible experience for me. Chris
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Beck View Post
    I think you missed my point...
    Oh no, you've made that point too many times to count. Mine was that '68-71s wear the decklid badge of shame but '72-73s (and the middies and SCs) do not.
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    It's not the badge that gives it away.

    It's the slipping clutch sound.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Beck View Post
    It's not the badge that gives it away.

    It's the slipping clutch sound.
    I'll give you that!
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