1970 Porsche 911 S/TSOLD
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Of the 35 S/T's said to have been produced, chassis number 9110301715 is the only right hand drive circuit car to have been dispatched by the factory and although not as well known as many of the other racing 911's its continuous and competitive racing from 1970 right through until 1978 it saw podium finishes in 100 races out of a total of 132 and 41 first places and a number of championship wins. Not only the most successful Australian competition Porsche, but certainly a contender for the most successful racing Porsche in the world.

After the war many the big names were attracted to racing in Australia, New Zealand and the Tasman series. In fact, if you look at the winners of the Tasman series from 1964 to 1969 it includes; Clark, Stewart, Amon, McLaren, Brabham, Hill, Courage, Rindt, Hulme and Attwood. While New Zealand was responsible by exporting the talents of Amon and McLaren, and from Australia Brabham.

Chassis number 9110301715, left the factory with a limited slip differential, lightweight interior, roll bar, and tinted front windscreen. Like all S/T's, all the bolt on panels were lightweight fibreglass, sometimes the rear wings were either steel or aluminium.

The engine a short stroke 2.4 litre engine fitted with twin plugs, a competition exhaust, 10.5:1 racing pistons, Weber carbs and a host of minor tricks that the factory made to give the engines an amazing 8,500rpm and a little over the magic 100bhp per litre.

Current specification is as per 1971 Tour De France with twin plug short stroke 2380cc engine producing c250 hp. This engine is original to the car with the exception of the crankcases the originals not uncommonly being destroyed while racing in the early 70s.

The factory delivered competition titanium 2466 cc short stroke motor including crankcase, crank and rods, and new 89 mm pistons and barrels is also included. This engine was used successfully through the 1974-1977 seasons and subsequent hill climb and rally events through 1998.

We are proud to offer this remarkable racing Porsche, a genuine 911 S/T with just three owners from new with countless period and current racing successes. An extremely important and historic car.

Reference Number 5391

as of 12/12/2006

Overview
Car 1970 Porsche 911 S/T
VIN 9110301715 
Small Series  ? of 35 
Exterior / Interior Color      Orange /      Black 
Registration EU Taxes Paid 
Configuration Right Hand Drive (RHD) 
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Known History

The cars racing career started in 1971 when it was sold new to New Zealander Ray Thackwell. Like many Kiwi privateers, he was virtually unknown to the outside, but had competed successfully in Formula 2 in Europe in the 1960s, racing under the Kiwi Equipe banner. With Thackwell at the wheel the 911 was almost unbeatable, winning 16 races outright from 21 starts, against state and national competition. The major victory that year was the 'Wanneroo' 6 Hour, a 6 hour endurance race competed by a large field from Western Australia, interstate and overseas, including a Lola T70. This event was the highlight of the Western Australian motor racing calendar.

 

1972 was also a very successful year, with 12 outright victories from 17 starts, including another victory in the 'Wanneroo' 6 Hour, making it the only vehicle ever to have won the event twice.

 

The car was subsequently sold to a Dr Leo Stubber. In his records he documented every mile the vehicle covered while in his ownership including lap times and tuning settings.

 

Dr Stubber also enjoyed considerable racing success, including victories as late as 1977, despite changes to the classification rules which worked against the 911.

 

The current and significantly only the third owner of the car purchased it in 1990 and has continued to campaign the car, his successes have been 2nd in Class B, Porsche Club Rally 1994, 3rd in Class A, Porsche Club Rally 1995 together with strong placings in the AEM Classic Rally in 1994, 1995 and 1996. It has also regularly defeated much newer and more powerful Porsches and Ferraris in events such as hill climbs and closed road sprints.

 

Following a restoration of the car to its original form in the UK, the car has proven popular and successful in many European events, performing a display as part of the Slowly Sideways group, including; The Rally of the Lakes, Killarney, Ireland 2002, 2003. The Eiffel Classic Rally, Germany 2003, 2004 and the Isle of Bute Historic Festival, Scotland 2003 and Goodwood Festival of Speed 2006.