Oakmere are delighted to offer this beautiful 1976 Porsche 911 S for sale from our Cheshire showroom.
Originally delivered to the USA and finished in its original colour of Light Yellow with a Tan interior
Fresh from a full repaint to show condition.
Overhauled engine & gearbox.
Lots of recent expenditure to make it one of the best 911 2.7 S's around.
After a lengthy gestation period, the now ubiquitous Porsche 911 entered production in 1964 and, despite Porsche’s own attempts to replace the model with the 928 in the 1970s, much-evolved versions of it remain in production to this day, 45 years later. The design was the work of Dr. Ferry Porsche’s eldest son, Ferdinand ‘Butzi’ Porsche and the company’s joint founder and chief body engineer Erwin Komenda. The car featured rack-and-pinion steering and both torsion bar suspension and disc brakes all around. It was initially powered by a dry-sump, air-cooled, 2-litre, flat-six engine which was overhung at the rear and allied to a five-speed manual transmission. Power output was restricted to 130bhp, though with an all-up weight of just 1,080 kg this was sufficient to provide the new car with a top speed of over 130mph and a very respectable 0-60mph time of just 8.5 seconds.
In 1968, the 911’s wheelbase was increased by 57mm, and the rear overhang was reduced by the same amount. At the same time, some 22lb was saved from the (overhung) engine crankcase by switching its manufacture from aluminium to magnesium. These changes greatly improved the car’s handling. Since its birth, the 911 story has been one of continual evolution. Early on, the engine capacity had been increased to 2.2 litres and during 1971 it rose to 2.4 litres and in 1973 to 2.7 litres.
A USA-supplied, left-hand drive example, chassis number 9116201423 is fitted with the aforementioned 2.7 litre six-cylinder engine allied to a five-speed manual transmission. Finished in a Light Yellow (paint code: 117-9-1) with a Tan interior, the Porsche was imported into the UK in April 2019 and entered into current ownership in July 2019. It has a very believable recorded mileage of 65,029 miles, covering a mere 900 miles while in the previous owners ownership. ‘PFE 480P’ has benefitted from much improvement in recent years, mostly by Porsche Specialist Design 911. This included a full repaint, an engine & gearbox overhaul, , new fuel lines, an additional right-hand door mirror and an upgraded fan. According to a recent full inspection by an independent Porsche Specialist: ‘The quality of this (paint)work is exceptionally good – almost to concours level. The paint is virtually free of blemishes and has a good, even finish’. The report, included in the vehicle file, also states that the car drives well with no knocks or rattles, the interior is very well preserved and very original. It still retains its original, almost perfect 'cookie cutter' wheels and is fitted with the factory optional Chrome Pack (all window trim) , Chrome Pack Level 2 (chrome trim on wheel arches and sills) and pop-out rear quarter windows. This 911 comes with a history file that includes MOT history, a selection of invoices relating to servicing and work completed, the aforementioned inspection report, sundry paperwork and a current V5C document.
Overall, this 911 is presented in exceptional condition inside and out and ready to enjoy.