build date: 1st May 1971
chassis number: 9111301251
original colour: Conda Green
- extremely rare original factory S-T as confirmed by Porsche Certificate of Authenticity
- conclusive evidence to support provenance
- original engine rebuilt to Group 4 specification by Manfred Rugen
- detail work to body completed by Sportwagen
- has only completed shakedown mileage since restoration
The Porsche 911 S-T is, in many ways, the ideal ‘do it all’ Sports Purpose Porsche. This particular model, chassis number 9111301251, is a remarkably intact example, having a clear history through two restorations to the present day. Presented in a fast road specification, with a race engine fitted by acknowledged experts Rugen, this special car is ready to head off on the Tour Auto or just to the local hillclimb.
The official build specification of this car indicates that it left the factory with an M471 lightweight body, a simplified interior, no underseal and thinner than standard glass. It was fitted with an “S” spec 2.2 L engine and short ratio “Airfield” competition gearbox.The list of additional racing options is extensive and it seems clear the car was intended for short circuit or hillclimb competition.
The current owner commissioned a full restoration of the car which took over three years to complete. The engine and gearbox were rebuilt by Manfred Rugen. Further detail work was completed by Sportwagen under the guidance of Sports Purpose. The car was completed very recently and has only done a few hundred miles of shakedown testing since.
In terms of authenticity, so important on these early 911s, the car has all of its identification markings intact: the VIN stamping in the luggage compartment, the original VIN tag, the production number stamping under the dashboard, the original production number wax marking on the dash cowl and the original engine number.
Overall the car presents as an authentic period race car and retains a character that is all too often lost in the modern restoration process.