Porsche 911 2.4s duo set to star at Salon Privé sale
The prestigious Salon Privé show is quickly becoming London’s own mini version of the famous Monterey Classic Car week with exotic displays, Concours d’Elégance, and an auction full of high-end automobiles.
On the latter, the Silverstone Auctions-run sale (held on the middle day of the three-day event) is set to feature two exemplary examples of pre-impact bumper Porsche 911, both in 2.4-litre guise.
The 1973 Porsche 911S Targa, finished in black with black interior, is estimated to achieve between £115,000 and £135,000. Just 18 Porsche 911S Targas were imported into the UK during the Seventies by AFN and only nine now remain.
This makes it an exceedingly rare choice for any 911 connoisseur however, there is another 2.4-litre Porsche 911S up for auction on the same day that arguably steals the limelight thanks to its rarity and its backstory.
A Sepia Brown 911 may not appeal to all but this 1972 Porsche 911S is one of the rare E-Series cars that featured an external oil filler cap on the right rear wing. This feature was quickly removed for 1973 after a number of owners mistakenly filled up their oil systems with petrol!
The matching numbers car is believed to be one of just six Sepia Brown 911Ss configured with the Beige interior and while this is a right-hand drive example it was originally delivered to a German doctor in Hanover who specified it thus so that he wouldn’t have to step out into traffic at his usual parking space.
For once, the rest of the Salon Privé sale is noticeably bereft of Porsches, with only a pair of 356s adding to the Zuffenhausen lots on Thursday 4 September. More information on the two cars can be found on Silverstone Auctions’ website.
More photos of the stunning Porsche 911S duo are available below. Click on each image to enlarge and use your left/right keys to scroll between the images.
If you want to know more about recent Porsche 911 auction results, make sure you check out our roundup of all the bidding action from the recent Monterey Classic Car Week where we have final prices from RM, Gooding, and Bonhams.