Sales Spotlight: Porsche 911S 2.4
When Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS values began to skyrocket four or five years ago, one of the first Neunelfers to follow suit was the 2.4-litre 911S. Arguably more practical than its Rennsport big brother, the 2.4S was the next best thing for classic Porsche enthusiasts who could no longer afford the ’73 RS’s thrills.
Over the years, prices of Porsche 911 2.4Ss (built between 1972 and 1973) gradually crept upwards reaching a point 12 months or so ago where the very best cars were sat at dealers with price tags a considerable way north of £200,000.
Now though, with a slight revaluation of the classic Porsche 911 market, these iconic Neunelfers have settled back at slightly more sensible values, as evidenced by not one but two examples currently available at esteemed specialist, Paul Stephens, both of which are priced under £160,000.
Incredibly, both cars are from the 1972 model year, meaning that they feature the idiosyncratic oil filler flap on the right rear arch. Offered for just a single year, the ‘oelklappe’ models are, thanks to their additional rarity, especially desirable.
Paul Stephens’ two examples were both originally delivered to Italy, with the Sepia Brown 911 2.4S then travelling to the Netherlands before arriving in the UK in 2001, having covered just 50,976km (31,675 miles), at which point it was fitted with a new speedo and odometer reading in miles per hour.
Having covered an additional 18,061 miles since its expatriation to the UK, the Sepia Brown car has been kept in superbly original (and usable) condition, with the only change to its specification the fitment of some desirable period Recaro sports seats.
The Light Ivory Porsche 911S 2.4 has been preserved beautifully over the years by the likes of Autofarm, retaining all of its original features, including its matching numbers flat six.
Having completed just 5,000 miles since the often-finicky 915 gearbox was rebuilt in 2012, the car’s current owners haven’t let the 2.4S want for anything, keeping it in fine aesthetic and mechanical fettle. Offered for sale at £159,995 it seems like a relative bargain.
If you fancy a Porsche 911 2.4S for your garage, you can see more information on these two examples, and the rest of Paul Stephens’ stock, by visiting their website now.