According to the service maintenance booklet, this 911 was originally sold by Vasek Polak Porsche Audi of Hermosa Beach, California, to Joseph Capps on January 1, 1970. The Signal Orange paintwork is in exceptional condition and the interior features sport seats with houndstooth inserts, AM/FM Blaupunkt Blue-Dot Radio, Coco mats, and VDO instrumentation. The undercarriage is very solid and rust-free and the wheels are Fuchs 6” x 15” alloys with Vredestein 185 70 HR15 Sprint Classic tires. Recent service includes a tune-up, oil change, repairing the capacitor discharge ignition (CDI) unit, rebuilding the distributor, adjusting the mechanical fuel injection, replacing the drive belt, new battery, new hoses, new fuel tank, and horns.
Mechanically, this matching 2.2-liter engine produces 180HP and runs phenomenal, smooth shifting manual 901-dogleg 5-speed transmission, and four-wheel disc brakes. This 911S performs as it should and is a very fun 911 to drive. Complete with jack, spare, Certificate of Authenticity, owner’s manual, and the original service maintenance booklet. A rare opportunity to own and experience the feel of a true long hood 911S finished in a very desirable color combination.
In September of 1969 Porsche delivered the new 2.2-lirt C-Series Model 911 for the 1970 model year. All three versions of the series, the 911T, 911E, and 911S were available in either Coupe or Targa. The entry-level model was the 911T with 125hp, the 911E was 155hp and the flagship model, the 911S was an impressive 180hp.
The front-strut mounting points in the C-Series models were moved slightly forward in order to lighten steering and reduce kickback for better handling. The steel engine covers on the E and S versions were replaced with aluminum to shave weight. The T version finally received ventilated disc brakes, but to keep costs down they were iron as opposed to the lighter alloy calipers used on the more expensive E and S. The only other significant change for 1970 was an anti-corrosion coating for the chassis.