Amelia Island | Lot 146
1971 Porsche 911 S 2.2 Coupe
$100,800 USD | Sold
| Amelia Island, Florida
8 March 2019
- One of the most desirable early 911 models
- Original numbers-matching engine
- Recaro Sport Seats with stylish Pepita inserts
- Documented with service receipts
- Includes Porsche Certificate of Authenticity
The 911 was first introduced for the 1964 model year, and the first of countless upgrades to the popular 911 came in 1966 with the introduction of the 911 S. Easily distinguishable by its stylish Fuchs five-spoked alloy wheels, the “S” featured a heavily revised engine producing 160 bhp. Improved handling courtesy of a lengthened wheelbase arrived in 1969, and then in 1970 the 911’s air-cooled, flat-six engine underwent the first of many enlargements to 2.2-liters, producing 180 bhp with Bosch mechanical fuel injection when fitted in the 911 S model. By this time the three models of 911 were being offered by Porsche: the base model 911 T, the luxury 911 E, and top-of-the-line performance 911 S, all of which were available as either a closed coupe or open top Targa.
This attractive 911 S, finished in its original color of Bahia Red, contrasted by a black interior featuring a recently refurbished, highly desirable, set of Recaro Sport seats with stylish “Pepita” (houndstooth) pattern inserts as well as a period-correct Becker Europe II radio. This 1971 911 S also retains its original deck lid, fashioned from aluminum instead of steel. The original, matching-numbers 2.2-liter engine and accompanying five-speed manual transmission run beautifully and are documented by a detailed book of service records. Acquired by the current owner several years ago, the car has been properly maintained by a former Porsche factory mechanic, ensuring that the 911 continues to drive as well as it looks. Furthermore, the owner’s manual, tool kit, and Porsche Certificate of Authenticity accompany the car as well.
With an excellent service history and esthetically beautiful to behold, this highly desirable early 911 S is an ideal choice for touring, rallies, and club events.