It was the 1967 Porsche 911 S Coupe when Porsche started getting serious about their sports cars. The “S” designated the car as “Super”, and 1967 was the first year that the S delivered 160 braking horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque, thanks to its two-litre Type 901/02 magnesium-cased air-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine.
The improvement in horsepower came by way of a 9.8:1 compression, as well as forged light-alloy pistons and larger 42mm intake valves and 38mm exhaust valves. The engine also features forged connecting rods and two 40mm Weber downdraft carburettors.
The power was delivered via a competition-based five-speed transmission. The S could hit 100 from 0 in under seven seconds and had a max speed of 140 miles per hour.
If that sounds like the Porsche of your dreams, then you’ll want to stroll on over to RM Sotheby’s to take a look at the 1967 Porsche 911 S Coupe they have listed. The car was fully redone, with a “bare-metal, nut-and-bolt restoration by marque specialist Straat Automobile in Miami, Florida” being performed.
The odometer shows a meager 73,000 miles, suggesting that this classic spent a lot of time in storage rather than out on the road. The car was originally delivered in Polo Red over Black Leatherette. The restoration returned the car to that colour. A new interior was installed as well. Somewhere along the line, the original 4.5X15-inch Fuchs alloy wheels were replaced with wider steel wheels, but the restoration addressed that as well, finding a set of Fuchs to return the car to its original state.
The car originally came with the added option of fog lamps as well as a Blaupunkt New York radio with speakers and antenna, all of which is still there. The car comes with a spare, a jack, tools, a file of all the receipts, and restoration photographs. Sotheby’s lists the Porsche at USD$175,000 to $225,000.