CTS: Porsche 911 S 1973

For our first Classic Throttle feature it was hard to go by this fantastic 911 S. The 911 is arguably the most iconic design in sports car history and the fact that this one is still sporting its original orange paint job says volumes about the confidence of the manufacturer in the 70s. This is real beauty, understated without being loud, the perfect vintage addition to any gentleman’s garage.

4 Speed Sportomatic
2.4L flat six
73,078 miles showing
A$ 144,995 

The 973 Porsche 911 S was the final incarnation of the small bumper 911. With its 2.4 litre flat six engine producing 190bhp at a heady 7250 rpm! It was also the fastest at close to 150mph and 0-60 times in the mid six seconds making it a very fast car for the time.

With RHD production for the Targa body only starting for the 1973 year model range (August 1972 building started) this super rare RHD S Targa is one of only two Sportomatic cars delivered to Australia in 1973! In fact only six S Targas were delivered in 73 in total.

This beautiful example has just completed a restoration and is just stunning. Specially ordered in Gulf Orange with tan Houndstooth interior trim, rear wiper and chrome dress trim the car is indeed very special. The wheels have all been refurbished correctly and the engine bay glistens like the day it left the factory, all the correct stickers are in place and really adding to the value is the original log book noting the original Australian delivery in June of 1973.

With Targa values growing strongly now in Europe and considering the small amount of RHD small bumpers built, not to mention in S form this pristine example in period Gulf Orange is a rare item indeed.

It comes with all its original books and tools as well as details of the restoration done in Melbourne by known Porsche specialists.

Source: Classic Throttle Shop


James is the Founder and Editor of The Versatile Gent.

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