Highly collectable early 911 S – Finished in its original combination of Irish Green over black
For 1973 the 911 saw the old Type 901 “dog-leg” transmission replaced by the stronger Type 915, which utilized a standard H shift pattern. Contemporary road tests demonstrated that the new 911 S was capable of a 0–60 sprint in just 7.8 seconds. It could cover a standing quarter mile in 16.3 seconds and top out at 142 miles an hour. This was dazzling performance for an otherwise very tractable street car of that period. Befitting its high-performance capability, the ’73 S was equipped with a special front valance to help control airflow beneath the chassis.
In recent years, this 911 S benefitted from a comprehensive repaint in its correct and original color of Irish Green. The black leather interior remains largely original and features a Blaupunkt cassette radio and, most important, its original air-conditioning. Furthermore, the car’s tools and jack are included. Most recently, the Porsche underwent a major service where its correct mechanical fuel-injection system was installed, followed by a valve adjustment. In accordance with the car’s Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, the 911 features its original matching-numbers drivetrain, which has become crucial to discerning collectors.
The early air-cooled, long-nose 911s are certainly a fan favorite, which is why this ’73 S presents an excellent opportunity to acquire a car which is suitable for PCA rallies, concours events, and pleasurable weekend outings.