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We are delighted to offer this very early, matching numbers, RHD 911 2.4S Coupé for sale.
Manufactured in September 1971, it is believed to be only the fourth RHD 2.4S to come off the production line, making it one of the first of the 1972 model year cars, which are considered by many to be the most desirable today.
Throughout the 1960s and ’70s, Porsche used their motorsport experience to improve the road cars and, for the 1972 model year, some significant changes were made to improve performance and handling. The flat-six engine was increased in capacity from 2195cc to 2341cc and in the S model this resulted in a power output of 190bhp, giving a top speed of 144mph and a 0-60mph time of just 6.5 seconds.
The increased top speed necessitated the fitment of a spoiler to the front valence, to reduce front end lift, and modifications to the rear suspension to further improve stability.
The so-called ‘dog leg’ gearbox fitted to previous models was replaced with the new, stronger 915 unit, the casing of which was made from magnesium to reduce weight.
From experience gained on the circuit, 1972 model year 911s also featured a new oil tank located in front of – rather than behind – the rear wheel, again in an effort to improve high-speed stability. The oil filler was moved from the engine bay to the right hand rear wing, allowing the owner to check/ top up the oil level simply by opening this external ‘oel klappe‘. However, this presented a problem whereby less knowledgeable service station attendants could make the mistake of confusing it with the petrol filler. This resulted in some expensive engine failures leading to Porsche moving the oil tank back to its original position for the 1973 F-series cars.
The example offered here is chassis number 9112300040, which was delivered to its first owner, Rob Walker Ltd of Corsley, Wiltshire, on the 8th November 1971. It was finished in Lime Green (226) with black interior, the combination it is presented in today. Like many cars of this era, in the 1980s it received a colour change to silver and then again to red in the 1990s as fashions of the day dictated.
It was acquired by a Mr Ames in May 2003, who owned it for the following 15 years and it is clear that during his ownership ‘9112300040’ was lovingly cared for, with detailed invoices on file. It was the subject of full body restoration in 2006 by the highly respected Bruce Cooper of Sportwagen and finished in the correct original Lime Green hue. Photographs and details detailing the work carried out can be found in the history file.
Jaz – another highly respected name in the Porsche scene – carried out a mechanical rebuild, using factory parts where possible. The details of this work are documented in the history file, which shows invoices totalling £35,000 for labour alone, not including parts… This work also included a gearbox rebuild – the eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed the later, stronger gear lever tower now fitted.
The car was acquired by its current keeper in March 2018 and has since been the subject of an engine rebuild and the installation of a new clutch in January 2019. The car also received a full geometry set up at the same time.
On the road, this 2.4S performs just as it should, feeling light, responsive and beautifully communicative at the wheel, while the Southbound-restored Recaro sports seats hold you firmly in place.
This represents an increasingly rare opportunity to acquire a very early RHD matching numbers 2.4S Coupé, which is presented in excellent condition, ready to be enjoyed as Porsche intended.
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