1,991cc SOHC Flat 6-cylinder Engine
2 Weber Carburetors
160bhp at 6,600rpm
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes
*Beautifully restored by Rennsport of Sealy, Texas
*Desirable short wheelbase 911S
*Accompanied by service and restoration receipts
*Great 911 for Tours and Rallies
*First year of the highly regarded 911S
THE PORSCHE 911S
A modern classic if ever there was one, Porsche's long-running 911 arrived in 1964, replacing the 356. The latter's rear-engined layout was retained, but the 911 switched to unitary construction for the body shell and dropped the 356's VW-based suspension in favor of a more modern McPherson strut and trailing arm arrangement. In its first incarnation, Porsche's single-overhead-camshaft, air-cooled flat six displaced 1,991cc and produced 130bhp; progressively enlarged and developed, it would eventually grow to more than 3 liters and, in turbo-charged form, put out well over 300 horsepower.
The first of countless up-grades came in 1966 with the announcement of the 911S. Easily distinguised by its stylish Fuchs five-spoke alloy wheels, the 'S' featured a heavily revised engine producing 160bhp - an increase of 30% over the regular 911, lifting the top speed to 140mph. Other improvements included Koni shock absorbers, a front anti-roll bar for a sportier chassis, and more powerful ventilated disc brakes. Over the past 40 years few sports cars have proved as versatile as Porsche's perennial 911, a model that has proved equally capable as a Grand Tourer, circuit racer or rally car. Success in the latter role came only a few years after its introduction, when works driver Vic Elford became European Rally Champion in 1967. In the modern era the 911 has established itself as one of the most popular and successful cars in historic rallying worldwide.
THE MOTORCAR OFFERED
On October 5th, 1966, the 911S on offer first came to life at the Porsche works in Zuffenhausen near Stuttgart, Germany, sporting lovely Light Ivory (6604) paintwork on its unmistakable Ferdinand Alexander "Butzi" Porsche-designed body. Inside, the tidy Black Leatherette interior features Recaro sports seats and fully tinted windows. Additionally, the new Porsche featured Dunlop tires, and was fitted with antennae and a Webasto heater. Although the cars early history remains unknown, it is belived to have been delivered new to the US.
Between 2012 and 2014, this charming 2-Liter 911S benefitted from a comprehensive cosmetic and mechanical restoration carried out at the Sealy, Texas based Porsche restoration facility; Rennsport. Staying true to its original configuration, the iconic 911 body underwent a repaint in the original Light Ivory color. Mechanically, the engine was rebuilt, along with the suspension system and other mechanical systems. Scarcely driven since its restoration, this fine 911S remains in beautiful, freshly refurbished condition. The craftsmanship of the restoration is undeniable - the glossy Light Ivory paintwork and bright work are in great condition, along with the fresh black interior. It should be noted, that the crankcase number does not match the one noted on the cars Certificate of Authenticity, but appears to be from a 2.0 Liter S Targa, from the same model year.
Offered with correct jack and tool kit, a comprehensive history file containing restoration receipts, as well as the Porsche-issued Certificate of Authenticity, the 911S on offer is an wonderful example of the rare short wheelbase version of Porsche's iconic sports car.