2020 Shannons Winter Timed Online Auction
1972 Porsche 911E 2.4 Coupe
Bids Close: Wednesday 26 August 9.26pm AEST*
|Engine||2.4 litre six-cylinder|
|Colour||Gemini Blue Metallic|
|Trim||Leatherette /Perlcord cloth|
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It is hard to believe the 911 was launched almost six decades ago, but at the time of its arrival in 1963 the latest Porsche was hailed as a masterpiece and has since become an enduring motoring legend. Retaining the rear-engined layout of its predecessor, the 356, the air-cooled, horizontally opposed engine now had six cylinders but the rest of the 911 was entirely new, with monocoque construction and timeless styling that has become the most widely recognised sports car shapes ever created. In 1968 the 'B' series 911 was introduced and with it came a slightly increased (by 560mm) wheelbase - the first real measure to curb the 911's notorious (at the time) tail swinging, on-the-limit handling. With this change also came a capacity increase to 2195cc across the board and the introduction of the mid-level 911 E model which was to become its most popular for a time. Outputs for each model’s state of tune was 93kW for the base-model T, 116kW for the E and 134kW for the S. The move to 2.4 was the first of many over the 911’s lifetime, as were various specification and equipment improvements which could be described as evolutionary rather than revolutionary until the switch to water-cooled engines in 1998.