1975 Porsche 911 S 2.7SOLD
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Estimate: ú8,000-12,000

Sold: ú13,527

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 opposed 6 cylinder unit designed by Ferdinand Piech, Dr Porsche's nephew was situated in the rear to maximise space efficiency and producing 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 of 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 vender, a man whose temperament insists on caring for cars properly and insisting on 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 ú25,000 spent at that time. Since then, Porsche specialists, Autofarm, have 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, a UK V5C and current MoT test certificate, this good looking car suffers none of the typical rust traps associated with Porsches of this type and should prove a reliable and spirited experience for all concerned.

Reference Number 10840

as of 7/4/2007

Car 1975 Porsche 911 S 2.7
VIN 9115300246