1972→1973 Porsche 911 S 2.4 Targa


1972→1973 Porsche 911 S 2.4 Targa

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.

1972→1973 Porsche 911 S 2.4 Targa

 

In Detail

type Series Production Car
production years 1972 – 1973
built at Stuttgart, Germany
predeccesor 1970 Porsche 911 S 2.2 Coupé
engine Flat-6 w/Dry Sump Lubrication
position Rear Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain Chain-Driven SOHC
fuel feed Bosch Mechanical Fuel Injection
displacement 2341 cc / 142.86 in³
compression 8.5:1
power 141.7 kw / 190 bhp @ 6500 rpm
specific output 81.16 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 180.95 bhp per tonne
torque 216 nm / 159.3 ft lbs @ 5200 rpm
body / frame Unit Steel
driven wheels Rear Engine / RWD
wheel type Aluminum Alloy
front tires 185/70-15 Michelin
rear tires 185/70-15 Michelin
front brakes Vented Discs w/ Vacuum Assist
rear brakes Vented Discs w/ Vacuum Assist
front wheels F 38.1 x 15.2 cm / 15.0 x 6.0 in
rear wheels R 38.1 x 15.2 cm / 15.0 x 6.0 in
steering Rack & Pinion
curb weight 1050 kg / 2315 lbs
wheelbase 2271 mm / 89.4 in
front track 1372 mm / 54.0 in
rear track 1354 mm / 53.3 in
length 4172 mm / 164.3 in
width 1610 mm / 63.4 in
height 1321 mm / 52.0 in
transmission 5-Speed Manual
gear ratios 3.091:1, 1.778:1, 1.217:1, 0.926:1, 0.759:1
final drive 4.428:1
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

Auction Sales History

1972→1973 Porsche 911 S 2.4 Targa

1973 Porsche 911S 2.4 Targa 9113310054 – sold for $176,000 Matching numbers example. Professionally restored by marque experts. Desirable end-of-the-run 2.4-Liter 911S. Great entry for high-speed rallies such as the Copperstate 1000. Offered with extensive history file and factory records.
Auction Source: 2015 Quail Lodge Auction by Bonhams

1972→1973 Porsche 911 S 2.4 Targa

1972 Porsche 911 2.4 S Targa – sold for $132,000 Remarkably Pure, Unrestored Early 911 S. Powerful 2.4-Liter Mechanical Specifications. Handsome Original Color Scheme. Factory Options Include Air-Conditioning and Fog Lights. Offered with Owner’s Manual and Tool Kit. Auction Source: The Scottsdale Auctions 2015 by Gooding & Company
1972→1973 Porsche 911 S 2.4 Targa

1972 Porsche 911 S 2.4 Targa 9112310988 – sold for $242,000 A matching-number 911 S Targa. Recent bare-metal, nut-and-bolt restoration completed by marque experts. A highly desirable model in attractive colors. Known history from new. Includes Certificate of Authenticity. Auction Source: 2014 Monterey by RM Auctions

1972→1973 Porsche 911 S 2.4 Targa

1972 Porsche 911 S Targa 9112310026 – sold for $93,500 Desirable, early-production E-series narrow-body 911. Engine uprated to 2.7 Carrera RS specification. Stunning black finish with factory sports seats. An outstanding driver’s car. Auction Source: 2013 Monterey Auction by RM Auctions