911 S 2.4 – 190 ch [1972]

Sales Spotlight: Porsche 911S 2.4

When Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS values began to skyrocket four or five years ago, one of the first Neunelfers to follow suit was the 2.4-litre 911S. Arguably more practical than its Rennsport big brother, the 2.4S was the next best thing for classic Porsche enthusiasts who could no longer afford the ’73 RS’s thrills.

Over the years, prices of Porsche 911 2.4Ss (built between 1972 and 1973) gradually crept upwards reaching a point 12 months or so ago where the very best cars were sat at dealers with price tags a considerable way north of £200,000.

Now though, with a slight revaluation of the classic Porsche 911 market, these iconic Neunelfers have settled back at slightly more sensible values, as evidenced by not one but two examples currently available at esteemed specialist, Paul Stephens, both of which are priced under £160,000.

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Incredibly, both cars are from the 1972 model year, meaning that they feature the idiosyncratic oil filler flap on the right rear arch. Offered for just a single year, the ‘oelklappe’ models are, thanks to their additional rarity, especially desirable.

Paul Stephens’ two examples were both originally delivered to Italy, with the Sepia Brown 911 2.4S then travelling to the Netherlands before arriving in the UK in 2001, having covered just 50,976km (31,675 miles), at which point it was fitted with a new speedo and odometer reading in miles per hour.

Having covered an additional 18,061 miles since its expatriation to the UK, the Sepia Brown car has been kept in superbly original (and usable) condition, with the only change to its specification the fitment of some desirable period Recaro sports seats.

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The Light Ivory Porsche 911S 2.4 has been preserved beautifully over the years by the likes of Autofarm, retaining all of its original features, including its matching numbers flat six.

Having completed just 5,000 miles since the often-finicky 915 gearbox was rebuilt in 2012, the car’s current owners haven’t let the 2.4S want for anything, keeping it in fine aesthetic and mechanical fettle. Offered for sale at £159,995 it seems like a relative bargain.

If you fancy a Porsche 911 2.4S for your garage, you can see more information on these two examples, and the rest of Paul Stephens’ stock, by visiting their website now.

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Porsche 911S 2.4 tops £200,000 at Silverstone Auction sale

Silverstone Auctions raised £2.5 million at their recent Porsche Sale with a 1972 Porsche 911S leading the way under the hammer, the 2.4-litre Neunelfer topping £200,000 as the British auction house saw 70 per cent of its automotive lots find new homes.

A right-hand drive car originally sold by AFN in May 1972, the Light Yellow Porsche 911S enjoyed an 18-month restoration just under ten years ago and was offered in seemingly exceptional condition.

The Porsche 997.2 GT3 RS, finished in Carrara White with red detailing also performed well exceeding its estimate of £135,000-£155,000 to realise an eventual £168,750.

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Another pre-sale star, the 964 Carrera RS in NGT-spec also didn’t fail to disappoint as it passed the auction block for £157,500, the Maritime Blue Rennsport surpassing its upper estimate by £2,500.

A rare right-hand drive Porsche 930 SE also made it solidly into six figures, selling for £140,630 while an eye-catching Tahoe Blue Porsche 964 Turbo 3.3 just failed to break the £100,000 mark, realising £90,000 after failing to sell at auction earlier in the year.

The crazy price realised by a 993 GT2 at RM Sotheby’s recent London sale doesn’t appear to have falsely inflated the values of later widowmakers as Silverstone Auctions saw their 997 GT2 sell for £135,000 inside Silverstone’s landmark ‘Wing’ building.

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Finished in Guards Red, the 996.1 GT3 Clubsport at the sale (held in conjunction with the Porsche Club GB) also exceeded its estimates, as bidding topped out at £70,310, a solid result in the current market that has seen GT3 appreciation slow.

There were also a number of more affordable Neunelfers under the hammer at the auction, with Porsche 996s still proving a lot of bang for your buck. An early Gen1 Carrera in Arctic Silver fetched just £14,625 while an ex-UK press car (also in 996.1 C2 spec) realised a fraction more at £16,880.

“As a huge Porsche fan I’m delighted that we’ve been able to offer some fantastic cars to new owners, as well as securing strong prices for our highly valued vendors,” said Silverstone Auction’s managing director, Nick Whale.

For all the latest Porsche 911 auction news, make sure you bookmark Total911.com now.

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The Porsche 911S at 50: 2.0S, 2.2S and 2.4S driven

These are the 911Ss. For six years they topped the 911 range; the fastest, the most luxurious, the most expensive. Then the RS was unveiled to an enthralled Zuffenhausen faithful in 1973. The S remained ‘Super’ for one more year but, as the 911 headed into the impact-bumper era it was usurped again, with the 911 Carrera 2.7 becoming prince to the Carrera 3.0 RS’s king.

In 1978 the 911S died out altogether, amalgamated with the Carrera bloodline to form the SC. Its return to global-production 911s would take nearly two decades, with the launch of the 993 Carrera 4S in 1995 reviving the tradition of this smoothly snaking Latin letter. As of now, each generation of water-cooled 911 has featured at least a single Carrera S in the range.

Thanks to its turbulent history post-1973, all pre-impact-bumper 911Ss enjoy a special place in Porsche folklore, reflected by today’s astounding classic values.

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18 months ago this mouth-watering, air-cooled triumvirate could have graced your collection for the price of a single 1973 Carrera RS. Now your £300,000 budget is unlikely to even secure two of these 911 icons, such has been the surge of interest in this famed variant.

The 2.7 RS may often steal the plaudits, but it owes its fabled reputation more to the track than the road; it was the S that took on the responsibility for cementing the 911 legend during those formative years. Yet, with production of this classic halo car spanning seven and a half years (resulting in 2.0-litre, 2.2-litre and 2.4-litre variants), which series of 911S should you set your sights on?

Released in 1966, the 0-Series 911S’s 901/02 flat six retained the 80mm bore and 66mm stroke of the original Porsche 901 engine. However, forged light-alloy pistons and steel con-rods replaced the standard items with 42mm intake and 38mm exhaust ports and twin Weber 40IDSC3 carburettors, to yield a significant 30bhp gain over the standard 911 powerplant.

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Providing the first 911S with the dynamics it deserved, Helmuth Bott’s team fitted a rear anti-roll bar alongside a stiffer front item, and adjustable Koni dampers. It also became the first 911 to gain internally vented brake discs, whose cooling was aided by the introduction of the new, 4.5-inch-wide, forged-alloy Fuchs wheels (a move that saved over 8kg compared with the previous steel wheels).

Our Ivory White example (owned by Marcus Carlton) previously went head to head with a 991 Carrera S in issue 114, sowing the seeds for this group test where its ‘competition’ comprises less contemporary German engineering.

Despite this, there are numerous aesthetic details that place this Porsche as the trio’s elder statesmen. The original Fuchs wheels feature less black paint than later rims and, combined with the spindly 165-section tyres and high ride height, the original 911S has an historic aesthetic that continues inside.

To celebrate the Porsche 911S’s 50th birthday in style, you can read our 2.0 v 2.2 v 2.4 group test in full by ordering your copy of Total 911 issue 120 online for just £1.15. Alternatively, download it straight to your digital device here.

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73′ 911 S… Laissez chanter le Aircooled ! (Vidéo)

Il y a ce qui se voit, mais aussi, ce qui ne se voit pas. Surtout lorsque une apparence totalement d’origine cache une lingerie complètement affriolante ! L’art du camouflage en quelque sorte, froid dehors mais chaud dedans… Et en mécanique c’est pareil, comme la 911 qui débarque… On pourrait appeler cela le Stage 1 du restomod. […]

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Cet article 73′ 911 S… Laissez chanter le Aircooled ! (Vidéo) est apparu en premier sur De l’essence dans mes veines.

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Porsche 911 2.4S v 2.7 Carrera: the unseen photos

Our recent trip to Finland yielded some stunning photography courtesy of the unflappable Ali Cusick. Our Porsche 911 2.4S vs 2.7 Carrera head-to-head in the latest issue is no exception.

With literally hundreds of images left on the cutting room floor, it seemed a shame not to share them so, in our latest gallery, here are some of our favourite unseen shots from this pre-impact bumper versus impact bumper battle. Enjoy:

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To read our 2.4S v 2.7 Carrera head-to-head in full, pick up Total 911 issue 132 in store now. Alternatively, order your copy online for home delivery or download it straight to your digital device.

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