1972→1973 Porsche 911 S 2.4 Coupé


1972→1973 Porsche 911 S 2.4 Coupé

1972→1973 Porsche 911 S 2.4 Coupé

The final early 911S befitted from Porsche’s 2.4-liter engine the the long-wheel-base body. As such it is one the final classic 911s before the 2.7 came out in 1973.

Visually, the 2.4 range received a new chin on the front valence that was standard on the 911S and optional for the rest of the range. The S model had slight larger 6Jx15 Fuchs alloy wheels over the other models.

Our feature example, chassis 9113301276, was ordered new by IMSA Camel GT champion Al Holbert. Delivered new to the US it has the large rubber bumperettes both front and rear, as well as thick headlight rings to accommodate standard seal-beam headlights as required by Amercian federal standards. The car was fully restored by Graham Everitt and sold at the 2012 Daytime Auction by Mecum for $91,000 USD.

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In Detail

typeSeries Production Car
production years1972 – 1973
built atStuttgart, Germany
predeccesor1970 Porsche 911 S 2.2 Coupé
engineFlat-6 w/Dry Sump Lubrication
positionRear Longitudinal
aspirationNatural
valvetrainChain-Driven SOHC
fuel feedBosch Mechanical Fuel Injection
displacement2341 cc / 142.86 in³
compression8.5:1
power141.7 kw / 190 bhp @ 6500 rpm
specific output81.16 bhp per litre
bhp/weight180.95 bhp per tonne
torque216 nm / 159.3 ft lbs @ 5200 rpm
body / frameUnit Steel
driven wheelsRear Engine / RWD
wheel typeAluminum Alloy
front tires185/70-15 Michelin
rear tires185/70-15 Michelin
front brakesVented Discs w/ Vacuum Assist
rear brakesVented Discs w/ Vacuum Assist
front wheelsF 38.1 x 15.2 cm / 15.0 x 6.0 in
rear wheelsR 38.1 x 15.2 cm / 15.0 x 6.0 in
steeringRack & Pinion
curb weight1050 kg / 2315 lbs
wheelbase2271 mm / 89.4 in
front track1372 mm / 54.0 in
rear track1354 mm / 53.3 in
length4172 mm / 164.3 in
width1610 mm / 63.4 in
height1321 mm / 52.0 in
transmission5-Speed Manual
gear ratios3.091:1, 1.778:1, 1.217:1, 0.926:1, 0.759:1
final drive4.428:1
top speed~231.7 kph / 144.0 mph
0 – 60 mph~7.8 seconds
0 – 100 mph~19.7 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile~15.5 seconds