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1974 Porsche 911 S 2.7

Lot No.: 250

Registration: FRN 426M
Chassis Number: 9115200465
Engine Number: 6450668
Number of cylinders: 6
CC: 2687
Year of Manufacture: 1974
RHD/LHD: Left Hand Drive
Estimate (£): 75,000 - 85,000
(+buyer's premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)

Since the prototype was unveiled in 1963, the Porsche 911 has gone on to become perhaps, the most famous sports car of all time. A classically Germanic blend of engineering excellence and austerely beautiful design it remains to this day in real terms, the only supercar that can be reliably used on a daily basis. In 1973, it had already been 10 years since the 911 was first introduced and its spirit was alive and well. This year brought some major innovations, including the characteristic shock-absorbing bumpers, the 'ducktail' and 'whale-tail' and a completely galvanised body. In the same year, one of the most influential models in 911 history was introduced: the Carrera RS. Although in 1973 the 'E', 'T' and 'S' had a 2.4 engine, the RS had a tuned engine with a bigger bore and a capacity of 2681cc. A year later the new models (G-series) would be equipped with a detuned version of this same 2.7 engine.

Offered here is a 1974 Porsche 911 S 2.7 finished in the lovely period colour of Sahara Beige with a contrasting beige interior. Originally supplied by Leroy Cannon Porsche/Audi, the car had its pre-delivery inspection on the 15/05/1975. According to the documentation, the car was passed to its second owner in January of 1977 and was pretty well hidden away until 2012.

The car was then repatriated to Germany and was subject to a TUV inspection on the 29th September 2012. There is paperwork showing that the then owner spent 4,996 Euros on a full recommission carried out by Lundt Auto GmbH Porsche Service (there is a detailed 4 page invoice with the car), and at which point the mileage was recorded at 9,355 miles.
In July of 2015, this amazing Porsche was registered in the UK by the DVLA and given the registration number FRN 426M. The fourth owner decided to have four, newly reconditioned 6 X15 Fuchs alloys equipped with N2 rated, P6000s fitted to the car, and an oil, brake fluid, and gearbox oil service has been carried out by the Porsche Centre in Tewkesbury.

This Porsche's bodywork retains a deep lustre throughout, and the even panel gaps suggest the structure is straight and taut. The period-perfect interior is also described as being in stunning condition. The car is supplied with a UK V5c, its original stamped service book, its owner's manual and wallet, original data card, dealer invoice and paperwork, a copy of the US title, and other supporting invoices and documents.

Now showing only 9,600 miles, this lovely Porsche has been cared for exquisitely over the last 40 years and is testament to all of its previous owners conscientious pampering. Examples such as this are few and far between and we expect interest from around the globe.