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In order to comply with tough new safety and emissions regulations in the early 1970s in the important US market, Porsche undertook the first major styling and design changes on its flagship model, the 911.
Presented at the 1973 Frankfurt Motor Show, the new G Series featured a shorter hood, prominent impact-absorbing bumpers, and a rear reflective panel with PORSCHE lettering that would become a trademark item. The standard engine displaced 2.7 liters and produced more torque in comparison to the 2.4 in the outgoing model, while three-point safety belts fitted as standard and seats with integrated headrests provided increased occupant safety.
The matching-numbers Porsche 911 S offered here must be one of the most original and best-kept G Series 911s available anywhere, racking up very few miles – just over 36,000 during its lifetime – mostly at the hands of its meticulous, and long-term, first owner. Completed in November 1974, this 911 S still wears its Bitter Chocolate paint, trimmed in Cinnamon Leatherette, and comes complete with its original manuals, tools, jack, spare wheel, and many documents.
Impact bumper 911s are today increasingly sought-after and collectible, and if their predecessors are any indication, one might not want to waste time before acquiring an extraordinary example of this generation. This is a truly special 911 S for the discerning collector.