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1976 Porsche 911S


Selling on Wednesday

CHASSIS NO: 9116201238

• Backdated 911RS styling and performance
• High-quality, professional build
• Numerous mechanical upgrades
• Recent sorting by Porsche specialist

2,687cc air-cooled flat six-cylinder engine, Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection, 165 HP at 5,800 RPM, five-speed manual transaxle, four-wheel ventilated disc brakes, four-wheel independent torsion bar suspension with shock absorbers; wheelbase: 89.4"

The first of countless upgrades to Porsche's perennial 911 came in 1966 with the introduction of the 911S. Easily distinguishable by its stylish Fuchs five-spoked alloy wheels, the 'S' featured a heavily revised engine producing 160 horsepower. A lengthened wheelbase introduced in 1969 improved the 911's handling, and then in 1970 the air-cooled, 'flat six' engine underwent the first of many enlargements - to 2.2 litres. In 1974, all 911 variants received the 2.7-litre unit, previously reserved for the Carrera, when the latter went to 3.0 litres. Although in non-Carrera tune, the 175-horsepower 2.7-litre unit made slightly less power than the old '2.4', it had been skillfully reworked to produce significantly more torque over a much wider rev range and offered noticeably improved acceleration. Coupled to tolerance of low-lead petrol, vastly superior fuel consumption, and increased tank capacity, the new 911 proved superior to its predecessor in every way as a fast, long-distance tourer.

Wanting to capture the essence of the earlier models, this high-quality 911S is built with a sensitivity that honors the past yet embraces the best of what a Porsche from the late 1970s had to offer. The result is a truly stunning car - aggressive yet elegant, powerful yet refined. This custom backdate 911RS was built from a 1976 911S with all steel body panels (except for ducktail and bumpers) and finished in stunning Slate Gray over a custom black interior. The original 2.7-litre engine runs strong and has been upgraded with SSI Heat Exchangers, a custom dual outlet exhaust, turbo valve covers, oil fed chain tensioners, and more. This car sounds incredible and is an absolute thrill to drive. In the past twelve months, a Porsche specialist has performed thorough maintenance, including new sunroof cables, new clutch fork and cable, new front and rear Koni shocks and struts (this car was factory optioned with the Koni suspension upgrade), and other items. This work is all documented and receipts will accompany the car.

The conversion is believed to have been completed by a company known as Precision Built. The company built a number of these back dated RS cars in and around 2017. The cars were built to specifications that included all of the visible upgrades, including full repaint and brand-new interior including custom seats, new carpet, and new RS style door cards and dash, as well as minor performance upgrades, such as 964 cams. The Speedometer shows KPH, but the odometer counts miles and shows just over 5,000. Presumably, this is the mileage on the car since converversion. Unfortunately, the car does not come with any documentation of the build specs or other service receipts prior to our consignor’s ownership, as those items have been lost with prior owners.

This example is in excellent condition inside and out, as well as mechanically. Everything functions properly, including all gauges, electric windows and cabin heating. There are speakers and wiring for a stereo, but the car is currently fitted with a stereo delete plate. With all the recent maintenance, one need not hesitate to get in and drive it anywhere. The engine revs and pulls as it should without leaking or burning excessive oil. The gearbox shifts smoothly without grinding or hesitation, and the car tracks, turns, and stops as it should. The paint has a wonderful shine and shows like a recent high-quality repaint should. Built to please any Porsche enthusiast, this classically styled 1976 911S reborn in RS livery is ideally suited for long, comfortable sojourns along winding mountain passes, curvaceous coastal routes, and scenic country lanes.

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