1972 PORSCHE 911S PROTOTYPE
This Porsche 911S is absolutely extraordinary!!! Built in March of 1971 as a 1972 model, this car is THE LOWEST 1972 CHASSIS NUMBER KNOWN TO EXIST! Its VIN #9112300011 places it as a unit that would generally never be sold to the public! Usually, the first 10-20 cars were used for crash testing, in-house performance testing, emissions testing, etc. Then, those cars were usually either destroyed by the factory or used for something else internally. This car is said to be the 1972 U.S. Emissions Testing car for the new 2.4L engine. It carries matching 2.4L engine #6320021. After testing, it was then given to the Holbert's by Porsche factory for their race team. As a race team owner, I understand what probably happened next...they were running low on money, so they SOLD THE CAR (something I'm sure was never "supposed" to happen). Wait...it gets better! From the 1971 to 1972 model year, Porsche made a number of changes including moving from the 901 gearbox to the much improved 915 gearbox. This car has 915 gearbox #0001 and the gearbox itself is still in the pre-production magnesium casting!!! In addition, from the factory, this 915 gearbox came with an internal oil pump...THE ONLY 1972 S IN THE WORLD KNOWN TO HAVE SUCH FROM THE FACTORY and obviously the beginning of Porsche’s experimentation/testing for use in the upcoming 73 Carrera RS!! Other amazing prototype features of this S are: 1971-style factory through-the-body front oil cooler lines that were not put into production due to the costs associated with doing so - instead, in 1972, the factory starting running those lines outside the body along the right side of the car; 1971 911 oil fill tube with a 1971 sump tank; a single front battery from the factory; paint to sample by the factory making this THE VERY FIRST VIPER GREEN CAR IN EXISTENCE (by the way, quite a bit of the paint is ORIGINAL ON THIS CAR!); and NO EXTERNAL OIL FILL FLAP ON THE RIGHT SIDE QUARTER PANEL, from the factory; and ALL ORIGINAL 1971 interior - not 1972!! This is a true piece of Porsche history and I must publically thank Dr. Konradsheim for all of his assistance in researching the various details of this Porsche. Please call me with any further questions and for the current pricing.
$525,000 as of 4/20/14