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William McCune, Massachusetts (acquired new in April 1973)Ted and Louise Theodores, Sudbury, Massachusetts (acquired from the above in February 1982)Current Owner (acquired from the above in June 1983)
From launch, Porsche’s 911 was relentlessly developed and perfected with uncanny commitment and effectiveness. The high-performance S model soon appeared for 1967 and immediately spawned lightweight racing variants that dominated everywhere they appeared. Main S upgrades included comprehensive engine, chassis, and brake modifications. 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 weight and improving overall balance and driving dynamics. Displacement increases – to 2.2 liters for 1970 and to 2.4 liters by 1972 – progressively improved performance, with ample proof supplied by the 190 bhp 911 2.4 S.
In stock form, the 911 S was favored by committed driving enthusiasts worldwide, with unmatched driver-and-machine interaction and 140 mph top speeds on tap. In competition, FIA rule changes made it the cornerstone of Porsche’s corporate racing program by 1972.
Having benefited from the attentive care and ownership of just three Porsche enthusiasts – all associated with the Polaroid Corporation – this very special 1973 Porsche 911 2.4 S coupe has spent its entire life to date in Massachusetts and has seen only fair-weather use in its current 32-year ownership. A special-order example, it remains unrestored and maintains its factory-specified Bahia Red (Code 13) paint and black leatherette interior, much of which is thought by the consignor to be original. Excellent options include a Blaupunkt radio, electric sunroof, full tinted glass, and leather Recaro sport seats. William McCune, a former Polaroid Corporation president, ordered and purchased this 911 S, and as was his custom, he took delivery at the Porsche factory in Stuttgart. He retained the Porsche until 1983, driving it only sparingly after 1979. The next titled owner was Louise Theodores, who in turn sold the 911 S to the consignor in June 1983 at 25,275 documented miles. At the time of cataloguing, less than 41,000 miles have been traveled.
Always fastidiously maintained and offered in exceptional, largely original condition, this 1973 Porsche 911 2.4 S remains unrestored and truly remarkable in presentation, most recently benefiting from maintenance by Stephen Duhamel of NWIB Enterprises in Hanover, Massachusetts. Accompanied by a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, the vehicle is complete with the original manuals and partial tool kit, along with a fascinating dossier containing prior title documents, past appraisal letters, ownership history, and a summary of the comprehensive mechanical work performed most recently. As offered, this very well-presented 1973 Porsche 911 S remains a truly outstanding example of the ultimate early 911 road car.