Porsche 911 S Coupe 1970 9110301049-The Porsche 70th Anniversary Auction 1127 | Classic Car Ratings

Format: 2019-01-22 19:57:08

Porsche 911 S Coupe 1970 9110301049-The Porsche 70th Anniversary Auction 1127

Year:
Chassis number:
9110301049
Engine number:
6301397
Body number:
Unknown
The Porsche 70th Anniversary Auction
Auction House: RM Sotheby's
Registration number:
Unknown
Sold for: $ 172.500

- Matching-numbers ‘S’ engine

- Highly desirable U.S.-specification model

- In current ownership for 43 years; fewer than 38,500 original miles

- Porsche Production Specification certificate

The 1970 911 S displays the steady improvement that Porsche imparted to its highest-performance sports car. Nowadays considered one of the most sought-after pre-1973 911s, these higher-displacement models offer a very flexible torque-curve, yet retain the light, rev-happy feel of the earlier 2.0-liter cars.

All the 911 models from September 1969 onwards were newly fitted with the larger 2.2-liter flat six-cylinder engine from Porsche, resulting in an engine output of a potent 180 hp for the 911 S. To address the tendency of the 2.0-liter models to oversteer, the wheelbase was extended by some 2.5 in., providing better balance and handling. Stopping power was provided by 11.1-in. ventilated front and 11.4-in. ventilated rear disc brakes, and the S models were lightened by utilizing aluminum to fabricate the engine lid and central bumper. Interior fittings were upgraded as well, with a new steering wheel lock and instruments now mounted in rubber rings. Externally, new door handles of a safer design replaced the earlier pushbutton type, and the cars were delivered with full factory undercoating for the first time.

The 1970 911 S coupe offered here was ordered with U.S. equipment one of just a fraction originally sent to the U.S. Originally ordered in the current color combination of Tangerine over a Black Leatherette interior, this 911 S is confirmed to retain its original matching-numbers engine. Additional optional equipment included comfort equipment, Pirelli tires, and an antenna with loudspeaker and noise suppression.

Incredibly, this car has had only three owners passing from friend to friend before being acquired by the current owner while finishing his graduate degree. At the time of purchase, the 911 S had only 29,000 miles and the original tires had just been worn down. Forty-three years on, the 911 now wears vintage Michelin XWX tires, and its paint is original except for a repaint of the hood 20 years ago and a recent repaint of the deck lid, for which receipts are available.

This fine example of a highly sought-after model is supplied with its original spare tire and wheel, tool kit, and factory-issued Porsche Production Specification certificate.

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