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    FS: @Historics at Brooklands - '73 911S Coupe . . .

    VIN = 9113301270
    Eng# = 6332006
    Trans# = ?
    Prod# = ?

    '. . . This lefthand drive Porsche was supplied new by Beverly Hills Porsche to a Dr. Harold Luke of Los Angeles on the 21st August 1973. Dr. Luke purchased this as one of the very last 73 models because he preferred the shape to the 1974 model impact bumper cars that were to follow. It is not clear how long Dr. Luke kept the car, but it did get repainted in its original colour of silver before being presented at the Monterey auction around the turn of the millennium, where it was purchased by Mr Randy Wells. Seattle lawyer Mark Carlson purchased the car in 2002 from Randy Wells and then set about a thorough restoration programme to return the car to the exact visual specification it was supplied with in 1973. This included sourcing many genuine ‘new old stock’ and restored parts as possible including new Repa seat belts, a restored RS steering wheel and new door pockets. The original Recaro sports seats were restored to their correct specification and a correct tool kit and restored spare wheel were also sourced.

    Where appropriate, the suspension and brakes were uprated including larger front and rear anti-roll bars, torsion bars, stiffer bushes and an aluminium sub-frame brace. A factory Leistrtz silencer was also fitted. The gearbox was rebuilt by Rennsport systems, while the mechanical fuel injection was restored by Gus Pfister of Pacific Injection. Remarkably aside from a cosmetic repaint, there is no evidence to suggest any major restoration work has ever taken place, with all the original factory paint still in place under the carpets, bonnet area, engine compartment and detailed bills, confirming the work carried out during this time.

    Due to a change of circumstances, the car was sold to a Porsche collector, Charles (Chip) Bell in 2006. Chip continued its mechanical and cosmetic restoration and had the engine completely rebuilt before taking an opportunity to trade it for a rare 356 he had been looking for in 2010. During its time in America, it had continued recorded maintenance before being purchased by European importer Dirk Libeert, who replaced the American specification lights and bumpers and kept it for two years before selling it to a UK based enthusiast John Whittaker. John was an experienced classic car owner; he liked the way this 911 drove and further tweaked the suspension / geometry to make this a really sharp and tactile car to drive. He kept the car in a dehumidified garage and used it sparingly on road trips, but became concerned over its increased value. The car was soon purchased by Andrew Jones, a very discerning client who had looked at a number of cars before purchasing this example for use in France. Contact with the factory confirmed that this was a fully matching numbers example, in its original colours.

    The current vendor is a classic car enthusiast and is very knowledgeable when it comes to Porsche. Supplied with a Certificate of Authenticity and finished in Metallic Silver with black interior, this outstanding lefthand drive Porsche 911 2.4S is supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 21st August 2018 together with a very impressive history file . . .
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    https://www.historics.co.uk/buying/a...rsche-911-24s/


    Previous appearance --- see post #1300 . . .
    http://www.early911sregistry.org/for...r-Sale/page130




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    Nice car. The "restored RS steering wheel" would go a long way for me!

    - Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert5995 View Post
    Nice car. The "restored RS steering wheel" would go a long way for me!

    - Rob
    Yeah. Doesn’t look like the steering wheel in my RS.

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    'Yeah . . .'

    Quote Originally Posted by rower View Post
    . . . Doesn’t look like the steering wheel in my RS . . .

    . . . yeah





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    Appears not to have sold, the other 2.4S sold for £135,000

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    looks like the RS wheel was wrapped in plastic and in the trunk.
    Nice car
    David

    '73 S Targa #0830 2.7 MFI rebuilt to RS specs

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    Was on sale at Silverstone auction in October 2015. On sale again at Silverstone in April 2016 by Paul Stephens.
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