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Polo Red | Coupé | 5 Speed Manual | 2.0 litre | 76,501 miles showing | AU$315,000
Introduced at the 1963 Frankfurt Auto Show, the 911 proved to be the most historically significant Porsche model of all, becoming the mainstay of Zuffenhausen production for more than 50 years.
Produced during this purple patch and the first of countless upgrades to Porsche's perennial 911, 1966 saw the introduction of the range topping 911 S or “Super” featuring a better-equipped interior and a heavily revised engine producing 160hp.
Throughout the late 60’s and 70’s, Porsche were deep within a rich vein of racing success so it’s not surprising that today 911 variants of that era are considered a reflection of that engineering prowess.
1969 saw further enhancements to the “S” including a rear anti-roll bar, adjustable Koni dampers, oil cooler, dual-circuit brakes, a new 5 speed manual transmission, mechanical fuel injection and an increase of 10hp.
Tenacious adhesion, responsive steering, agile flexibility, superb brakes, meticulous finish and a solid, unburstable feel were just some of the 911 S’s merits praised by motoring journalists on its release.
The car offered is incredibly rare, an original right hand drive 1969 Porsche 911 S Coupé and the last of the “B” Series engines finished in its original colour combination of Polo Red over Black trim.
Originally delivered to the UK and arriving on Australian shores over 10 years ago, according to its build sheet this stunning numbers matching car was optioned with electronic windows, electronic antenna and Becker Mexico Radio still fitted to the car as well as the iconic and very early Fuchs wheels.
Subject to a sympathetic and zero expense spared restoration that began in 2008 and was finalised in 2016 with classic Porsche specialists based in both Melbourne and Sydney this 911 S is something quite special.
The back to bare metal paintwork was electronically matched to the factory Polo Rot, all trim pieces were either replaced or neatly refurbished from bumper seals and new window felt to the correct contrast Gold badging across the deck lid, both front and rear suspension was also rebuilt as well as the steering rack, brakes, a full transmission overhaul and ground up engine rebuild.
The result has produced an unrivalled 911 S. The drive is incredibly responsive from the quick feel gear changes, the perfectly balanced pedal feel to the way the car can quickly change direction and of course the well-tuned whirring purring air-cooled soundtrack just behind your ears.
The cockpit is finished with typical German precision and largely original with all the important details fitted from the correct carpets, well bolstered and hand-stitched seats to the perforated door cards, subtle chrome finishes across the dash and crystal clear VDO gauges.
Accompanying the car is an original Owner’s Manual, receipts for the entire restoration and a copy of the original build sheet from Porsche’s archives, something rarely seen.
Recently released from a prominent collection and expertly restored this original right hand drive and arguably penultimate classic 911 would suit the most discerning collector.
The ideal blend of classic performance, aesthetics, outstanding condition, rarity and provenance this 911 S really is something quite special and presents a unique opportunity to own, drive and invest in a landmark car within a landmark automakers history.