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  • Porsche 911S 2.2 1971 (J) Red

    Description

    The first of many high-performance versions of the newly introduced 911 arrived in 1966 with the introduction of the 911S. Easily distinguishable by its stylish Fuchs five-spoke alloy wheels, the 'S' featured a heavily revised engine producing 160bhp and a top speed of 135mph. A lengthened wheelbase introduced in 1969 improved the 911's handling, and then in 1970 the engine underwent the first of many enlargements - to 2.2 litres.

    By this time, the 911 models had established itself as one of Europe's most refined and enjoyable sports cars for the road, and also as a serious weapon on the racetrack. These 2.2 litre 911S models are nowadays considered one of the most sought after pre-1973 911's, offering a very flexible torque-curve, yet retaining the light, rev-happy feel of the earlier 2.0 litre models.

    This example is a very rare original RHD 911S 2.2 Coupe with 'Matching Numbers' and it was supplied new by Porsche dealer AFN in Isleworth, Middlesex on 2nd April 1971 and is one of only 44 RHD cars built in 1971 and one of only 120 RHD 2.2 911S's built between 1970 and 1971.

    According to the Porsche letter of Authentication VIN No: 9111300522 & Engine No: 661088G is finished in its original specification and colour scheme of Bahia Red with Black trim, electric Sun Roof, 2.2 Litre Engine, 5 Speed Manual Gearbox and its original Fuchs Alloy Wheels.

    The car has only had 3 former keepers from new and the previous owner who bought the car in 2002 (via our website) commenced a full restoration of the car in 2004.

    This complete 'nut & bolt' rebuild was carried out over 2 years between 2004/5 by specialist restorer RGA Porsche Centre in London and there are a full set of photographs of this restoration including invoices which totalled £20,489 for the main restoration and a further £12,365 for the Engine rebuild. In 2006 RGA rebuilt the Gearbox along with other works totalling a further £4,258 and in 2008 they fitted a new Heated rear screen, uprated Heating and numerous other parts coming to £2,753 giving a total expenditure of £39,865.

    The mileage at the time of the Engine rebuild in May 2005 was 10,146 and it is now showing 16,030 on the speedometer, so only 5,884 miles since!
    The owner sold the car after 9 years of ownership in November 2011 and the current owner has only covered 3,200 miles in the car in the last 6 years and it has been dry stored for the last 3 years.

    This car is in exceptional condition throughout and drives superbly and will surely make a great addition to any car collection as well as being an investment and a car that can be enjoyed!

    Car on display @ our showrooms in Mortlake.

    Specification

    • Type -

      Coupe

    • Year -

      1971

    • Basic colour -

      Red

    • Colour name -

      Bahia

    • Transmission -

      Manual

    • Orientation -

      Right Hand Drive

    • Trim -

      Leather

    • Wheels -

      Alloy

    £ 175,000


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