build date: 1st May 1971
chassis number: 9111301251
original colour: Conda Green
- extremely rare original factory S-T
- excellent provenance
- original engine rebuilt by Manfred Rugen
- expertly restored with much attention to detail
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. Presented in authentic period Group 4 specification, this special car is ready to head off on the Tour Auto or 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.
A full restoration of the car which took over three years was completed in 2019. The engine and gearbox were rebuilt by Manfred Rugen, the former to full race specification with 2,340cc capacity, twin plug ignition, race fuel injection pump and high butterfly induction. Further detail work was completed by Sportwagen under the guidance of Sports Purpose. The car has done less than 2,000 miles since.
In terms of authenticity, so important on these early competition 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. The car has a Certificate of Authenticity from Porsche which confirms its identity as an S-T. It is also included in the list of factory S-T chassis compiled by Porsche historian Hugh Hodges and recently published in 000 Magazine.
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.
The car retains the leather Recaro Sport seats which have been in the car for many years and which Rolf Nilsson inherited when he bought it in 1989. However it is currently fitted with a pair of original Recaro lightweight bucket seats which are available by separate negotiation.