The very first 911 made its debut at the Frankfurt show 1963 under the name Type 901. Called to succeed the Porsche 356, from the outset it was unanimously among sports car enthusiasts.
To find the name of its new model, Porsche referred to Volkswagen’s spare parts numbering system, with a view to future cooperation between the two groups. It was a year later that the Type 901 abandoned its prototype status and was to be presented under the final name of 901. It was not counting on the intervention of Peugeot who saw in this denomination a violation of its intellectual property, Peugeot justifying the use since 1929 of a 3-digit numbering with a 0 in the middle. In November 1964, Ferry Porsche finally decided to call it 911, for practical reasons. The car was initially marketed with a 130 hp 2-liter, then an S version of 160 hp in 1966. The range developed gradually with the In 1967, Porsche will offer the Targa versions with their convertible roof and the famous chrome bow. The first versions (until 68) will be proposed in soft window, solution which will be abandoned then in favor of a hard telescope.
In 1969, Porsche increased the displacement of its flat 6 to 2.2 liters, still with the three models T (125 hp), E (155 hp) and S (180 hp). The E and S were in Bosch mechanical injection, the T retaining the Zenith carburetors (identical scheme to 2.0l). The 2.2 was abandoned in 1972 in favor of the 2.4 liters, retaining the three denominations T (140cv), E (165 cv) and S (190 cv) . The year 1973 will also be marked by the appearance of the legendary 2.7 RS (210 hp) with its duck tail.
The first 911 2.4 (AM72) are recognizable by their entourage of chrome indicators and especially their oil trap on the right rear fender. Oil hatch that was abandoned on the AM73, its location being misleading for some … The AM73 is also characterized by the surrounding flashing black.