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Clif Weiss, Golden, Colorado (acquired new in July 1973 from Bob Hagestad Porsche-Audi, Lakewood, Colorado)George Nelson Jr., Minneapolis, Minnesota (acquired May 1974)Dr. James Priest, Minnetonka, Minnesota (acquired from the above June 1978)Rick Moe, Mound, Minnesota (acquired from the Priest Family 2002)Glenn Shapiro, New York, New York (acquired from the above July 2013)Current Owner (acquired from the above)
From its 1963 Frankfurt launch, Porsche’s 911 was relentlessly developed and perfected with uncanny commitment and effectiveness, in the tradition of the company’s groundbreaking 356 series. The high-performance 911 “S” model soon debuted for 1967 and immediately numerous lightweight racing variants were introduced, dominating the competition everywhere they appeared. Main “S” upgrades included comprehensive engine, chassis, and brake modifications, plus a number of specific interior updates. Bosch mechanical fuel injection debuted for 1969 and maintained power output while meeting increasingly stringent emissions standards. The engine crankcase was now made of lightweight magnesium, reducing engine weight and improving weight distribution. Displacement increases to 2.2 liters for 1970 and 2.4 liters by 1972 progressively improved performance.
The 911 S was favored by driving enthusiasts worldwide, with unmatched driver and- machine interaction and top speeds in excess of 140 mph. FIA rule changes made this model the cornerstone of Porsche’s racing program by 1972, and its enduring cachet was enhanced by Steve McQueen’s ownership of a 911 S, with the car shown prominently during the opening sequences of his classic racing film, Le Mans.
Originally finished in Silver Metallic, this 1973 Porsche 911 2.4 S was equipped with highly desirable options including black leather sport seats, tinted windshield and side glass, Michelin XWX radial tires, and an electric sunroof. The Porsche’s known and documented history includes its sale when new in Colorado to Cliff Weiss and subsequent sales in May 1974 to George Nelson Jr. and in June 1978 to Dr. James Priest, both of Minnesota. Extensive records document the service the car received during Dr. Priest’s tenure, including an engine-out overhaul completed by noted Porsche mechanic Rick Moe – who later acquired the 911 S in 2002 and performed extensive mechanical and preservative work during his ownership. Mr. Moe retained the 911 S until 2013, when he sold it to sports-car collector Glenn Shapiro of New York City. Since then, the 911 S was returned to its originally specified Silver Metallic livery and acquired by the consignor.
Riding on Fuchs wheels fitted with Michelin XWX tires and equipped with a period-correct Blaupunkt radio, this 911 S is thoroughly detailed, recently serviced, and accompanied by an extensive history and service file, the original owner’s manual and stamped original Porsche service/warranty booklets, and a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. Other items include leather luggage straps, a tool kit, jack, and correct factory decals. A top-specification, 2.4-liter 911 S with solid ownership and service history, great colors, and many options, including a sunroof and sport seats, this highly equipped example is a great find as one of the most satisfying 911 models built.