A NEW APPROACH IN AN AGE OLD BUSINESS+44 (0) 1926 691 141
Sold for: £200,250
A Porsche Certificate of Authenticity confirms this 911S 2.4 was sold new by Porsche Cars Great Britain on 26th May 1972. Delivered in Light Yellow with black leatherette interior, additional factory options included electric mirrors, front and rear Koni dampers, Recaro sports seats, rear wiper, coloured windows, power windows and electric sliding roof. It is one of just 146 right-hand drive examples supplied to the UK in 1972/73. Three history files document 7 former keepers and their maintenance of this very special Porsche. Previous MoT certificates date back to 1977 and help substantiate a total mileage of 147,000 miles in 44 years. In addition, a large number of bills and receipts from marque specialists such as Autofarm. Sportwagen and GCR Central accompany the file. In 2002 the vehicle was purchased by our vendor, himself a long-term Porsche collector and Porsche GB Club member, from a Mr. D.Wilson of Leighton Buzzard. Whilst a complete and matching numbers example, it required some TLC to bring it back to former glory and a decision was made in 2005 to restore the car using renowned Porsche experts that the vendor had known and respected for many years. The entire car was stripped by GCR Central in Leicestershire, who subsequently carried out a complete engine, gearbox, suspension and brake rebuild. Once naked of all components, the bare shell made its way to Sportwagen in Essex and remained there for 18 months. A comprehensive photographic record shows the 911 back to bare metal and repaired with great care and attention. It was then painted to a very high standard in its original colour of Light Yellow and sent back to GCR Central for re-assembly. Every single component was either reconditioned, restored or replaced and the completed car was finally ready for collection in 2007. All bills for the restoration are on file and the result is a very special 911 indeed. It starts on the button and has covered approximately 1,000 fine-weather miles to-date. Offered for public sale for the first time for many years, this ‘side-oiler' 1972 2.4 S must be seen and inspected to be truly appreciated. The panel gaps and shut lines have been finished to an exceptional standard and the paintwork boasts a glass-like finish. A significant amount of time was spent during the restoration to ensure originality was preserved at every opportunity. From the time-aged anodised window surrounds to external rear grill and badges, the car has clearly been restored with sympathy in mind. The original factory seats, door cards, dashboard and steering wheel remain in the cockpit, and it looks sensational for it. A 911 S that firmly ticks the boxes of history, rarity, provenance and exceptional condition. This true collector's item is sure to bring its next owner many miles of joy and happiness. We welcome all pre-sale inspections, for this is one of the finest examples Silverstone Auctions have had the privilege of offering for sale.