1973 911 S
Las Vegas, NV
Gaudin Porsche of Las Vegas, 877.750.8201, gaudinporschelv.com
about 2 months ago
- New/used: U
- Year: 1973
- Model: 911
- Series: S
- Autowriter description: The 1973 911S is considered the pinnacle of the early 911’s. Returning for its final year of production with a very low curb weight of just 2,300 lbs, it gives the driver ample access to unleash the 2.4L flat six now making 180 bhp. The overall package was terrific. The S was nimble yet extremely fast. In fact it was good for over 145 mph. The gearbox had been updated the year before 1972 when Porsche introduced the 2.4L mfi motor. To handle the extra torque, the new engine was mated to a type 915 gearbox, sourced from Porsche’s own 908 Race Car. This new transmission did away with the previous type 901 box’s signature dog-leg first gear pattern in favor of a box that could handle more load and move more quickly from gear to gear.
The car we have here is certainly a survivor. While the car has been repainted in its original shade of Irish Green only a few years back, most of the rest of the car is untouched. The S retains its matching numbers gearbox and engine. The interior is all original including the headliner, carpets and leather. The car even still uses its’ original A/C. All of these items can be verified by the Certificate of Authenticity.
Since arriving at Gaudin Porsche from an incredible private collection, the car has been treated to major service including a returning of the mechanical fuel injection as well as valve adjustment. The results are evident. This S starts very easy and settles very quickly into a steady idle. Once warm the car pulls very strong in the low gears; you can tell this car makes use of all of its power. The 915 gearbox is excellent. The car shifts smooth through each gear. And the gearbox responds well when you move the lever faster and faster. The steering is light a direct; no evidence of tired suspension on this example. The car handles beautifully. The brakes are in excellent shape too; the car sheds speed well for its age!
Overall this car is in very fine condition. You could enjoy it for weekends and events alike. Fast, reliable and super fun to drive. It presents in driver quality condition meaning you can enjoy it worry free. The market for early long hoods has been very strong for the past five or six years, and this car is considered the best of the bunch from a purely driving standpoint. Making it an excellent investment that can be enjoyed every single day that you own it! Contact Michael Deeb @ 702-330-4665 or firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase this Porsche.