By 1969, Porsche engineers had all but ironed out the idiosyncrasies that were such a feature of the earliest, short wheelbase 911s.
They had reduced the effect of the engine overhang by lengthening the wheelbase, improved the car’s aerodynamics, introduced mechanical fuel injection and produced a car in the 2.0S that was substantially advanced from the early 2.0 cars. Their attention then turned to improving the power and torque of the engine and, in August 1969, displacement was increased to 2,195cc which helped to flatten the torque curve, ensuring more torque was available at lower in the rev range.
For the 911S, power increased by 20bhp over the 1967 S, to 180bhp at 6,500rpm while actual peak torque was largely unchanged at 130 lbs/ft at 5,200rpm, thus retaining the car’s particular rev-hungry nature. The 2.2S remained a competitive road car and the flagship of Porsche’s range pending the launch of the 2.4S (famously with a 2.3 litre engine) and then the 2.7RS with 210bhp in 1972.
The interior continued to develop with a theme of sporty luxuriousness and still presents as a modern, coherent design today.
Chassis 911300705 was sold new by Porsche Cars Great Britain in March 1971 and has remained in the UK ever since. The car presents in the stunning colour of Metallic Blue (8484) with a Black Leatherette interior with Basketweave inlays and features many desirable options including power windows and electric sun roof. The car is well-known amongst the UK Porsche community, having been owned by a long time Porsche owner driver since 2012.
In 2013, he began a full restoration of the car at renowned Porsche specialists Sportwagen who took the car down to bare metal and repainted it in its original colour. All of Sportwagen’s work on the car has been extensively documented with hundreds of photos taken at every step of the restoration. The remaining restoration work was completed by JAZ Porsche who have continued to service the car since.
Apart from a slightly modified cam profile and the addition of electronic ignition, both of which make the car significantly more usable, the car remains wonderfully true to its original form.
chassis number: 9111300705
engine number: 6300164 (was 6311172)
gearbox number: 113887
original colour: Metallic Blue
build date: Black Leatherette with Basketweave inlays
- rear wiper
- coloured windows
- electrical sliding roof
- power windows
- rare right hand drive car in Metallic Blue
- two owners from new until 2012, then one owner since
- fully restored by recognised specialists, Sportwagen and JAZ Porsche
- a well-known car in the UK, regularly shown at events
- in extremely smart, fully sorted condition