Wed, 20th Apr 2016 13:30

Imperial War Museum Duxford

  Lot 69

1976 Porsche 911 S

Sold for £25,875

(including buyers premium)

Lot details
Registration No: NOC143P
Chassis No: 9116200712
Mot Expiry: Sept 2016

- 1 of 2,069 US specification 911 S Coupes made for the 1976 model year

- Original Silver Metallic livery (936-9-3)

- Florida car used at the vendor's holiday home before being imported to the UK

- Considered by the vendor to 'drive superbly' and to have 'a rust-free body'

- Recent mechanical refresh with engine gone through / checked over and supporting bills

This tidy-looking 911 is one of 2,069 left-hand drive US specification 911S Coupes made for the 1976 model year. It was based at the vendor's Florida holiday home before being imported to the UK and granted the registration 'NOC 143P' in September 2015. The Porsche is presented in its original colour of Metallic Silver (code 936-9-3) and trimmed in Black. The vendor informs us that it 'drives superbly' and has a 'rust free body', and he currently classifies the bodywork, paintwork, flat-six engine and five-speed manual transmission as 'very good' and the upholstery and carpets as 'good'. The car has benefited from a recent mechanical refresh, during which the engine was given a thorough checkover. The 911 is now offered complete with electric sunroof, Black-centred Fuchs alloy wheels, bills supporting the recent work, and an MOT valid to September 9th 2016.

After a lengthy gestation period, the now ubiquitous Porsche 911 entered production in 1964 and, despite Porsche's own attempts to replace the model with the 928 in the 1970s, much evolved versions of it remain in production to this day, 52 years later. The design was the work of Dr Ferry Porsche's eldest son, Ferdinand 'Butzi' Porsche, and the company's joint founder and chief body engineer Erwin Komenda. The model initially featured rack and pinion steering and both torsion bar suspension and disc brakes all round and was powered by a dry-sump, air-cooled, 2-litre, flat-six engine which was overhung at the rear and allied to a five-speed manual transmission. In 1968, the 911's wheelbase was increased by 57mm, and the rear overhang reduced by the same amount. Engine capacity increased in stages over the years to 2.2, 2.4 and, by 1973, 2.7 litres. As fitted to the 911S this developed 175bhp at 5,800rpm - an output reputedly sufficient for 0-60mph in 6.5 seconds and 142mph.

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