£100,000 - £110,000
1972 PORSCHE 911 2.4 'S' 'OELKLAPPE COUPE'
Registration Number : FHH 569K
Chassis Number : 9112301025
- Rare one year only Olklappe model
- Matching numbers engine and chassis
A modern classic if ever there was one, Porsche's long running 911 arrived in 1964, replacing the 356. The latter's rear-engined layout was retained, but the 911 switched to unitary construction for the bodyshell, and dropped the 356's VW- based suspension in favour of a more modern McPherson Strut and trailing arm arrangement.
The first of countless upgrades came in 1966 with the introduction of the 911 S. Easily distinguishable by its stylish fuchs five spoked alloy wheels, the S featured a heavily revised engine producing 160 bhp, the increased urge raising the top speed by 10mph to 135mph. A lengthened wheelbase, introduced in 1969, improved the 911's sometimes challenging handling , and then in 1970 the engine underwent the first of many enlargements, first to 2.2 litres. All 911 variants received the 2.4 litre unit for 1972, by which time the 911's featured the new, stronger, five- speed Type 915 gearbox, six inch wheel rims as standard, and also a small chin spoiler to improve high- speed stability.
This desirable Porsche 911 2.4S Coupe was despatched from Stuttgart works in April 1972, destined for largely sunny and dry Italy, and specified in Albert Blue (1818) with a Beige Leatherette interior.
The first owner drove his Porsche for 13 years before passing ownership to a Brescia-based collector, Mr. Elio Rizzini, keeping the 911 before selling to a closed friend, Mr. Luigi Bettinsoli from a nearby Marcheno. Mr. Bettinsoli enjoyed the Porsche for a further 12 years until selling to a Mr. Adobati from Alzano Lambardo, north of Brescia. During Mr. Adobati's ownership it is understood that the Porsche was subject to restoration works, and refinished to its original shade of Albert Blue. Mr Adobati later passed the 911 on to a relative, who kept the 911 before passing to our current UK- based vendor in recent times.
This Porsche has been maintained in recent years by our vendor's personal technicians. Having been dry stored for the last three years, and whilst in good general mechanical order, the Porsche may now benefit from light recommissioning. The engine and chassis numbers have been checked and we can confirm they indeed match, in accordance with the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity supplied with the car.
One of the most desirable 911 variants of the period, this 1972 S model will prove to be a welcome addition to any discerning Porsche collection. The 911 is offered with a copy of its older Italian documents, UK V5C document and Porsche Certificate of Authenticity.