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    FS: @Historics at Brooklands - '72 911S Coupe . . .

    VIN = 9112300040
    Eng# = 6320079
    Trans# = ?
    Prod# = ?

    '. . . Purchased in 2003, this Porsche appeared to be in reasonable condition having had a reasonable amount of work carried out on her prior to the purchase. However the fastidious vendor intended to keep this 911 for a number of years and set about a complete restoration. The engine had previously been rebuilt and after close inspection, it was decided the rebuild had been carried out to a good standard and was left untouched. He commissioned Sportwagen to do the bodywork although he had to wait a significant amount of time due to a ‘full order book’. Fabrication work was carried out to the highest of standards, with a number of panels replaced and a superb paint finish applied. An extensive collection of photographs confirms the quality and comprehensive nature of the work completed by Sportwagen. Mechanics were taken care of by Porsche specialist JAZ with considerable care and attention paid to using factory parts wherever possible ensuring the end result being a fully rebuilt 911 2.4 S of the highest quality. A significant history folder confirms the full extent of the restoration with invoices totalling of £35,000 in labour costs alone plus a huge list of parts. This righthand drive example was originally supplied on 8th November 1971 and is surely one of the best examples available anywhere today . . .'

    https://www.historics.co.uk/buying/a...sche-911-24-s/


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    FS: @Silverstone Auctions - 1973 Porsche 2.4L 911S Coupe

    Now at Silverstone . . .
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    Silverstone Auctions Autosport International Sale 2019, 10-12 January 2019
    1972 Porsche 911 2.4L 911S Coupe, Lot 324
    VIN: 9112300040
    Engine: 6320079
    Trans: -
    Color: Lime Green/Black
    Mileage: -
    Auction Estimate: £150,000 - 170,000/~US$189,000 - 214,000 (+buyer's premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)
    Sold for: NO SALE (Buy now for: £150,000/~US$193,275)

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    Auction Description:

    - One of the first (1972 Model Year) 2.4-litre, 'side oil fill' cars in right-hand drive
    - The 'S' was fitted with the final development of the free-revving 2.4 litre, type 911/53 engine producing 190bhp
    - Delightfully restored with a great history file detailing much care and attention over the years
    - Rare and desirable especially in right-hand drive and Lime Green - one for the true collector

    The 1972 'S' was fitted with the final development of the free-revving 2.4-litre, type 911/53 engine producing 190bhp, resulting in 0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds and a top speed of 144 mph. It also benefited from a revision to the suspension pick-up points and the introduction of Koni dampers, plus the transmission was enhanced with the addition of the new 908 race car-derived 915 gearbox, which was stronger and offered an improved gear change. The 'aero' package was improved by fitting a front valance spoiler which reduced front-end lift. Today, the 1972 and '73 models represent the last year of lightweight cars before the advent of impact bumpers and, for many purists, the 2.4 is the last 'old-school' 911 and therefore all the more collectable.

    For just one year of production in 1972, in an attempt to move as much weight as possible towards the centre of the car, the oil tank was repositioned inboard of the right rear wheel arch, resulting in the introduction of an external oil filler cap on the right-hand side rear wing behind a flap ('Oel Klappe'). The propensity for petrol station attendants to fill the oil tank with fuel, and the resulting warranty claims, quickly persuaded Porsche to change the design and 1972 'Oel Klappe' cars became difficult to sell, possibly resulting in their comparative scarcity today. As is often the case, that rarity has resulted in the 'Oel Klappe' cars now being the most desirable.

    The previous owner of this lovely, right-hand drive, early 'side oil filler' purchased the car in 2003 and owned it for the following 15 years. Going through the detailed history file it is clear that, during his ownership, '9112300040' was lovingly cared for and indeed was the recipient of a restoration in recent times. 'Sportwagon' were commissioned to rebuild the bodywork with a number of panels replaced and there are pictures and details in the history file detailing the work carried out. Specialists 'Jaz' carried out the mechanical side of things, using factory parts where possible. The car now looks superb in its coat of Lime Green (137) with black corduroy seating. The details of all this work can be seen in the aforementioned history file where there are invoices totalling £35,000 just for labour (before parts) and the results speak for themselves.

    Supplied new on the 5th November 1971 and now on offer from a significant private collection, this 2.4 S firmly ticks the boxes in terms of rarity and exceptional condition. Offered at a competitive guide price, this true collector's item is sure to bring its next owner many miles of joy and happiness.
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    Doug Dill

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    Symptoms of a soft market with Silverstone results . . .
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    Silverstone Auctions Autosport International Sale 2019, 10-12 January 2019
    1972 Porsche 911 2.4L 911S Coupe, Lot 324
    Auction Estimate: £150,000 - 170,000/~US$189,000 - 214,000 (+buyer's premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)
    Sold for: NO SALE (Buy now for: £150,000/~US$193,275)
    Doug Dill

    1973 911E Coupe
    PCA #1987109761
    Early 911S Registry #548

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    It is not the car that is the problem. Not many of the smart people like to buy at the top of any market weather it is classic cars or real estate etc. The market has been flat for some time now. You might get lucky and find a buyer that has to have that car. If was wealthy I could be one of those for that stunning 72 911S in Chartreuse. It is hard to not stop looking at that car. Chris
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    I think the market would be smaller for a RHD car. There's some restoration details that bug me but I'll keep that to myself.
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    I was at Autosport and had a look at this car as I have a February 1972 example and had a 11 November 1971 model xxxxxxx199.

    I agree LHD is presently more sought after and the restoration costs quoted seem very cheap. Mine was three times that.

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    9112300040

    Now at Ignition Classics . . .

    '. . . Manufactured in September 1971, it is believed to be only the fourth RHD 2.4S to come off the production line, making it one of the first of the 1972 model year cars, which are considered by many to be the most desirable today.

    Throughout the 1960s and ’70s, Porsche used their motorsport experience to improve the road cars and, for the 1972 model year, some significant changes were made to improve performance and handling. The flat-six engine was increased in capacity from 2195cc to 2341cc and in the S model this resulted in a power output of 190bhp, giving a top speed of 144mph and a 0-60mph time of just 6.5 seconds.

    The increased top speed necessitated the fitment of a spoiler to the front valence, to reduce front end lift, and modifications to the rear suspension to further improve stability.

    The so-called ‘dog leg’ gearbox fitted to previous models was replaced with the new, stronger 915 unit, the casing of which was made from magnesium to reduce weight.

    From experience gained on the circuit, 1972 model year 911s also featured a new oil tank located in front of – rather than behind – the rear wheel, again in an effort to improve high-speed stability. The oil filler was moved from the engine bay to the right hand rear wing, allowing the owner to check/ top up the oil level simply by opening this external ‘oel klappe‘. However, this presented a problem whereby less knowledgeable service station attendants could make the mistake of confusing it with the petrol filler. This resulted in some expensive engine failures leading to Porsche moving the oil tank back to its original position for the 1973 F-series cars.

    The example offered here is chassis number 9112300040, which was delivered to its first owner, Rob Walker Ltd of Corsley, Wiltshire, on the 8th November 1971. It was finished in Lime Green (226) with black interior, the combination it is presented in today. Like many cars of this era, in the 1980s it received a colour change to silver and then again to red in the 1990s as fashions of the day dictated.

    It was acquired by a Mr Ames in May 2003, who owned it for the following 15 years and it is clear that during his ownership ‘9112300040’ was lovingly cared for, with detailed invoices on file. It was the subject of full body restoration in 2006 by the highly respected Bruce Cooper of Sportwagen and finished in the correct original Lime Green hue. Photographs and details detailing the work carried out can be found in the history file.

    Jaz – another highly respected name in the Porsche scene – carried out a mechanical rebuild, using factory parts where possible. The details of this work are documented in the history file, which shows invoices totalling £35,000 for labour alone, not including parts… This work also included a gearbox rebuild – the eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed the later, stronger gear lever tower now fitted.

    The car was acquired by its current keeper in March 2018 and has since been the subject of an engine rebuild and the installation of a new clutch in January 2019. The car also received a full geometry set up at the same time.

    On the road, this 2.4S performs just as it should, feeling light, responsive and beautifully communicative at the wheel, while the Southbound-restored Recaro sports seats hold you firmly in place.

    This represents an increasingly rare opportunity to acquire a very early RHD matching numbers 2.4S Coupé, which is presented in excellent condition
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    https://www.ignition-classics.com/porsche-911-2-4-s/


    Ask = £175k



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