Lot 105

Monterey 2013

1970 Porsche 911 S 2.2 Coupe


$130,000 - $160,000 USD | Not Sold

United States | Monterey, California



Chassis No.
911 030 0331
Engine No.
  • Matching-numbers engine; very desirable model
  • Full, recent restoration by a marque expert
  • Rare special-order paint and color combination
  • Includes Porsche Certificate of Authenticity

180 hp, 2,195 cc SOHC air-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine with Bosch mechanical fuel injection, five-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with McPherson struts and torsion bars, independent rear suspension with trailing arms and torsion bars, and four-wheel vacuum-assisted ventilated disc brakes. Wheelbase: 89.5 in.

Addendum: This Vehicle is Still for Sale. Please contact Alexander Weaver at 864-313-6844 for details. Asking price: $140,000.00.

The 1970 911 S displays the steady improvement that Porsche imparted to its highest-performance sports car. The wheelbase of the 911 had been extended by some 2.5 inches the year before, providing better balance and handling. With its engine output now increased to a potent 180 horsepower, thanks to larger valves and better breathing, a larger, 225-millimeter clutch was required. 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. Stopping power was provided by 11.1-inch ventilated front and 11.4-inch ventilated rear disc brakes, which proved more than enough for a 2,400-pound car. It was also capable of accelerating to 60 mph from a standstill in just over seven seconds, 100 mph in just 20 seconds, and reaching a top speed of 144 mph. Few cars of its day were capable of matching its exhilarating performance.

It would be difficult to find a nicer 1970 Porsche 911 S than the example presented here, the 331st of only 1,744 built for the 1970 model year. Fewer than 400 are said to have been delivered to the U.S., where they bore a base price of $8,750. It was discovered by the consignor complete and undamaged in a North Carolina garage, where it remained for 20 years. Soon after purchase, it was completely stripped to a bare tub and rebuilt to factory specifications over a two-year period by a renowned marque specialist. The work included a high-quality repaint in the car’s original 415 Sepia Brown, while the suspension and other components were powder-coated. The interior was also renewed with factory materials in its original russet tan and black. All rubber components were replaced with new ones, the aluminum trim was polished, and the original tinted glass was reinstalled.

Mechanically, the original, matching-numbers, 2,195-cubic centimeter Type 911/02 flat-six engine and Type 911/01 transaxle were completely overhauled, and the engine compartment was detailed to its factory appearance. The 6x15 Fuchs forged alloy wheels were polished and repainted, and suspension parts, such as the shock absorbers, tie-rod ends, ball joints, and bushings, were replaced, as needed, with correct new parts.

This fine example of a highly sought-after model is supplied with its correct spare tire and wheel, tool kit, owner’s manual, and factory-issued Certificate of Authenticity.