The 1973 911S represented the pinnacle of Porsche's sportscar programme in the early 1970s, bettered only in performance terms by the 2.7RS; it was the last year of lightweight cars before the advent of impact bumpers. With 0-60mph coming up in 6.6 seconds and a top speed of 144mph, the 2.4S was Porsches answer to the slower 246 Dino from Ferrari.
Supplied new by Beverly Hills Porsche to a Dr Harold Luke MD of Los Angeles on the 21st August 1973, this left-hand drive example was ordered with the following options from new.
Exterior Colour: Silver Metallic 8080
Interior Colour: Black Leather/Leatherette 16
Recaro Sports seats leather
Limited Slip Differential
Koni Shock Absorbers
Chrome Wheel Arch Surrounds
Engine Compartment Light
A certificate of authenticity from Porsche confirms these options fitted and the matching numbers of the car. A correct period Blaupunkt radio and period hella driving lights are also fitted, although these are not shown on the original option list.
The car appears to have stayed in Dr Lukes ownership for 29 years until passing to Mark Carlson in 2002. Mr Carlson kept the car until 2006 when it was purchased by a Charles (Chip) Bell. During its time in the US it had continued maintenance with supporting paperwork.
Remarkably aside from a cosmetic repaint there is no evidence to suggest any major restoration work has ever taken place with all the original factory paint still in place under the carpets, bonnet area, and engine compartment.
Most recently this has included a full brake overhaul in 2005, alloy wheel and cosmetic refurbishment in 2006 and the engine, injection pump and transmission were fully rebuilt in May 2007.Detailed bills in excess of $25,000 are present confirming the work carried out during this time.
The car was exported to Europe where it was registered and maintained until its sale to the current UK owner in 2012. All lighting has been converted to UK specification and the car has been maintained by Strasse Porsche in Leeds since being in the UK.
A rare opportunity to acquire an original specification, matching numbers 73 2.4S in the best colour combination, that is in excellent condition throughout and ready to be enjoyed by its next custodian.
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