In 2006, the 911 underwent a gearbox overhaul, valve adjustment and valve guide rebuild, ignition tuning, camshaft replacement, spark plugs, the clutch kit and the installation of Koni shock absorbers at the rear for a total of more than 11 676 € at the Autosiaste in Courbevoie who followed the car from 2006 to today by replacing notably the spark plugs, the oil filter and the belts in 2014, the clutch and the flywheel in 2016, the front discs and pads, the spark plugs and the addition of an electronic ignition in 2017. The 911 was acquired by its current owner in late 2018, a sports car enthusiast, he was quickly won over by the 2.4T and made sure to take it out regularly.
This 911 2.4T, in its original Seeblau 329 (sea blue) color, is in beautiful condition. With the original Fuchs rims in 1 5′ and a Type 915/06 gearbox with 5 gears, it is very pleasant to drive. On the mechanical side, after quickly announcing the most important work done on the 911, the road test shows a normal functioning of the engine and the gearbox. The engine is the original one.
Photo credits Kevin van Campenhout for Eleven Cars.
At the Frankfurt Motor Show 1963, Porsche unveils its prototype n05 named “901”. But at the official launch of its new GT, Porsche had to rename them 91 1 because Peugeot had already registered all the three-digit names with an O in the middle. Until 1967, Porsche will sell more than 10 000 copies of its GT which will become a reference in the world of the sports car.
It is this year that a range is declined around the same bodywork (coupe and targa) with the same Flat 6 of two liters of displacement but with different powers. Thus, the 2.0S will develop 1 60 hp, the 2.0 T, 110 hp to position itself in entry level and the 2.0 L will develop 1 30 hp.
In August 1968, Porsche is going to try to bring a solution to the very characteristic road holding of the Porsche 91 1 . The technicians of the factory modify their flagship model and increase the wheelbase of the 911 of 5,8 cm to pass from 2,210 m ä 2,268 m. If 5,8 cm seem little on the paper, they are enough to improve notably the road holding of the Porsche 911, without denaturing its character which makes all its charm… This same year, Porsche replaces the 911 2.0 “L” by the “E”. Its name comes from its system of engine supply which passes to the injection (“E” for Einspritz, or “injection” in German).
In August 1969, the 2.0 will be replaced by the 2.21 always under the three declinations T, E and S. Finally for the 1972 vintage, Porsche will increase once again the displacement to pass to the 2.4 liters (moreover closer to 2.3L since of 2341 cm3) with especially the adoption of a new gearbox, the 915 replacing the 901 box in dogleg. The 91 1 2.4T will keep the Zenith carburetors, developing 130 hp, the two other models of the range being in mechanical injection.