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As confirmed by the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, this 911 S retains its original matching-numbers 2.4-liter engine and transaxle. Completing assembly in October 1972, the 911 S was built to US specifications and optioned with sport seats, tinted glass, and Koni shocks. The 911 was desirably finished with Silver Metallic paint and appointed with black leatherette upholstery, a fitting color scheme that has been authentically restored.
Purchased by a Porsche enthusiast in 1990, this 911 S benefitted from an engine rebuild in 1995 that included the installation of new pistons and attention to the crankcase and pressure-fed tensioners. The suspension was significantly overhauled, and a new engine and transaxle mounts were installed. Regularly serviced during this period, the 911was offered for sale in 2008, concluding an 18-year period of single ownership. Acquired soon after by the consignor, a Porsche collector, the well-sorted 911 was treated to a comprehensive restoration that brought the mechanical and cosmetic aspects to concours quality.
A Porsche specialty shop in California performed approximately 3,000 man-hours of the intensive nut-and-bolt restoration, with most measures reflected by extensive documentation. Porsche wheel expert Harvey Weidman reconditioned the “deep six” Fuchs alloy wheels, which were then fitted with the correct-tread Michelin XWX tires, while PMB Performance restored the brake calipers to the proper greenish-gold dichromate finish. The undercarriage was correctly powder coated, the original cadmium-plated hardware was refinished, and the Koni shocks and suspension were dialed in.
Significantly, the 911 is equipped with a high- performance air-intake box, an OEM Porsche competition dual-outlet exhaust, and a 380 mm RS-style steering wheel. Also included with the sale of the 911 is the original air intake and exhaust. Numerous rare original components were sourced at great effort, including proper white sun visors, an NOS Sigla windshield, and the last NOS pair of Repa seat belts available through Porsche AG. The original factory-equipped Recaro sport seats were reupholstered with corduroy inserts, and the interior was authentically refitted with silver knit German carpet and Sisal floor mats. The cosmetic finishing was also extensive, and the car displays exceptional fit, completed in its original Silver Metallic (8080). An album of over 1,000 photos documents the entire restoration process.
Following refurbishment, the 911 S received First Place at a PCA Concours d’Elegance, celebrated for exquisite details of the restoration. Of note, the Porsche retains its original tool kit and jack, and the sale includes a Porsche car cover. Offered with original manuals, the original service book including stamps from Vasek Polak, original sales literature, the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, and restoration invoices, this formidably tuned 911, boasting the S variant’s high-revving performance, would make a perfect acquisition for concours and driving events alike. Given its high caliber of presentation and tune, this is one of the finest restored 911s on the market today.