Car of the Week - July 7th, 2011
Steve McQueen was a fan of long wheelbase 911s, and you should be too. He famously drove a 1970 911S coupe in the motorsports epic “Le Mans.” The 911S was the highest available specification for street model 911s in 1972, with the 2.4-liter flat six busting out 190 hp at 6,500 rpm along with 159 lb-ft of torque. Just 989 examples were made that year.
The Olive paint is said to be the original color, which would have made it among the 20 special order colors available in ’72. The car has been kept in very clean condition over the years; there is no mention of any sort of rebuilding or refinishing of the car. And it’s obvious from the picture that Ray likes to keep his car in good company.
Price valuations for ’72 911S Targas are between $40k and $55k for vehicles in good to excellent condition, and originality and pedigree often drive prices even higher. This one may not be for sale any time soon, and I can’t say I blame Ray, as it’s likely a blast to drive.
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