Porsche 911 2.4E
1972 Porsche 911 2.4E
- Genuine UK RHD example.
- Matching Numbers.
- 911 Recaro interior - full leather.
- 2.7 RS detail.
- 83k miles - 7k since restoration.
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The Porsche 911 (pronounced Nine - Eleven), a stylish 2+2 coupe traces its roots back to sketches drawn by Ferdinand "Butzi' Porsche in 1959, with the model finally being produced from September 1964. At the time many felt that replacing the 356 would prove perilous, however in a relatively short period of time the 911 established itself as an icon of 60's cool. Designated originally as the "Porsche 901" with 82 examples built, the European manufacturer Peugeot protested on the grounds that in France they had the exclusive rights to cars formed by three numbers with a zero in the middle and so instead of selling the car with a different name in France, Porsche simply changed the name to the 911....the rest as they say is history!
Initially offered with an air-cooled flat six the early 911s displaced 1,991cc and produced 130bhp. By the late 60's the 160bhp 'S' model had joined the line up, distinguished by the stylish Fuchs five-spoked alloy wheels. A lengthened wheelbase in 1969, improved the 911's handling further and then in 1970 the engine underwent the first of many enlargements, firstly to 2.2 litres, with magazines such as Road & Track praising the tenacious handling, responsive steering, superb brakes and meticulous finish and the car continued to develop over the next few decades all the way up to the last of the line, the fire breathing 3.3 litre Turbo charged engine of the 911/930 Turbo produced in 1989
Launched in 1972 the Porsche 911 2.4E, where the 'E' stood for Einspritzung (fuel injection), featured a longer stroke version of the 2.2 flat-six, giving a capacity of 2341cc, offering circa 165bhp and a 137mph top speed. The 2.4 models where also the first to feature the new 915 five-speed gearbox, a larger fuel tank and for '72 the the 2.4E featured an oil tank inboard of the right rear wheelarch, resulting in an external oil filler cap. As a result the '72 2.4E oil-flap (oil klappe) models are now one of the rarer 911 models, as Porsche realised their error, in that unwitting pump attendants were inadvertently 'brimming' the oil tank with 98 Octane!
Supplied new by Porsche Cars GB this spectacular RHD, matching numbers 1972 Porsche 2.4E has been cherished by the same keeper for the last 15 years. We understand that she was originally finished in metallic blue and came with the following desirable standard / optional features:
- 2.4E MFI engine
- 5 Speed - 915 gearbox
- 15" Fuchs alloys
- Electric Windows
- 'S' front spoiler
- Recaro sports seats
Purchasing the 911 from a well-heeled business gent in 2003 the owner (for whom we're helping to sell the car on a private sale basis) decided to enjoy the car for a few years, with on-going maintenance work being carried out by a local independent classic Porsche specialist, however by late 2009 and now some 37 years old this classic 911 needed some much needed tlc and the car was entrusted to Wellingore Garage, Lincoln, who for the last 15 years have specialised in the restoration of classic Porsche and Mercedes. Subject to a comprehensive and documented, circa 500 hour, restoration with works were completed in mid-2011 this beautiful example has seen some subtle modifications, the 2.7 RS ducktail, flared '73 rear arches accommodating the wider rear 7x15 Fuch alloys and she now looks resplendent finished with her Grand Prix White bodywork. During the restoration the interior was also completely removed, seat frames stripped, repainted and fully retrimmed in leather, the dash has been finished in hand-stitched leather, new carpets fitted throughout and the car has been enhanced further with benefit of central locking, a bespoke stereo installation plus the additional security offered by a Clifford Alarm / Immobiliser. Well maintained mechanically prior to restoration the car has had parts either overhauled or replaced where necessary, the engine was resealed and a new stainless steel exhaust system fitted along with a matched set of Toyo Proxes tires, currently showing 6mm fitted to the polished Fuchs alloys.
Used for trips to Goodwood FOS, classic Porsche gatherings and classic car shows this 911 2.4E looks sensational, the quality and detail of the restoration stand up to inspection with great panel gaps, high quality paint finish, the polished staggered Fuchs look superb and the interior looks and still smells like new. The heart of every air-cooled 911 has to be the engine and on turning the ignition key the 2.4 litre motor bursts into life with a wonderful deep burble and on selecting first gear and pulling away the driver is made fully aware of the visceral experience they're going to be immersed in. The earlier air-cooled engines offer a far more vocal chorus when pushed and with her fantastic brakes, firm yet supple suspension and positive steering feedback mean that you feel fully connected to the car, to drive such a 911 is an absolute joy.
Subtle enhancements of this 1972 Porsche 911 2.4E, her high quality restoration, the great history file (MOTS, receipts, restoration log, photo album), selection of spares (the original 2.4 oil flap is provided along with other parts) and long term ownership mean that she is now ready to find a new owner and we have no doubt she will make a great addition to any enthusiasts garage.
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