Legendary Sports Cars






Sold for $165,000 on August 15, 2014

2,195cc SOHC Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
Bosch Mechanical Fuel Injection
180bhp at 6,500rpm
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

For the 1970 model year, or "C" series, Porsche enlarged the 911's original two-liter air-cooled flat-six engine to 2,195cc by increasing the cylinder bore to 84 mm, while retaining its 64 mm stroke. Larger valves (46 mm intake, 40 mm exhaust) and more aggressive cam profiles helped improve breathing. The resulting engine, in various stages of tune, produced an impressive 180 hp in the top-of-the-line 911 Super, along with 147 foot-pounds of torque at 5,200 rpm. Those figures allowed the 2249-pound "S" to leap to 100 kph (62 mph) from a standing start in barely 8 seconds. A rev limiter helped prevent over-revving near the engine's 7300 rpm redline. The "S" had a new, 225 mm clutch, and ventilated disc brakes all around ably handled deceleration chores. 1970 models also included a new steering column lock and full undercoating.

Purchased new from Gateway Porsche-Audi in Portland, Oregon (MSRP $8915.00, $8939.90 delivered with tinted glass, radio, speaker, and retractable antenna), this lovely 1970 911S coupe, showing just 126,167 miles of use, has been well-looked-after by just a few careful enthusiasts, and has been in the possession of the current owner for the past 20 years. It has always been garaged, and is described as being an undamaged, rust-free example in excellent condition with largely original Tangerine paint. The black Leatherette interior also presents very well. The seat bottom cushions were rebuilt and new covers installed by Guy Recordon at Guy's Interiors of Portland, known for his Pebble Beach-quality work. The dark gray carpets were also replaced with factory materials.