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- Restored in 2017 to a very high standard and prepared to ST specification using period correct components
- Powered by a 3.2-litre air-cooled flat-six with 3.6 camshafts and Weber 40 IDA carburettors
- Equipped with Heuer rally clocks, Repa harnesses, a communication headset and an automatic fire extinguisher
As the 1960s drew to a close and FIA legislation began excluding prototypes like the legendary 917 from competing in certain events, Porsche realised that a new racing car would be needed. Lightweight, agile and reliable, the 911 seemed the perfect candidate for enhancement, and so, the 911 ST was born.
This new breed of Porsche racing car competed successfully in a number of events, including the Targa Florio, the GT class at Le Mans, and even finished ahead of the more powerful prototypes in the Tour de France Auto. Motorsport and Porsche historians suggest that only 23-24 911 STs were built in period, so we’re very excited to present this beautifully built tribute to those hallowed few originals.
Taking a sound and rust free 1976 bodyshell, this car was created in 2017 and the vendor remarks that great attention was paid to ensuring the period specifications were followed as closely as possible.
With a 3.2-litre air-cooled flat-six sending power to the rear wheels via a close-ratio manual gearbox, this promises to be an intoxicating driving experience that few are fortunate enough to experience first hand.
The History and Paperwork
- Originally a 1976 Porsche 911 supplied to the USA
- Restored and converted to ST specification in 2017
- Accompanied by a photographic record of the restoration / conversion work
- There is a ringbinder curating a number of invoices and other assorted paperwork
- Featured on the cover of Puur Porsche magazine in October 2021
- Registered in the Netherlands and reportedly ready to be driven
- Now fitted with a KMH speedometer / odometer so the mileage displayed is not original
- Equipped with a Heigo roll cage for added rigidity
- VDO and Heuer instrumentation and timing equipment
- ST-inspired Recaro bucket seats fitted with Repa harnesses
- Communication headsets and an automatic fire extinguisher also fitted
- Quite plush in spite of the competition features, with black carpeting and leather seat upholstery
- 917-style wooden gear knob
This Porsche’s interior is cleverly executed, combining period correct appointments, competition safety features and enough plushness to make it a rather pleasant environment.
Everything you see and interact with has a suitably period correct feel. You’re immediately confronted by that exquisite steering wheel and Porsche-buffs will already have noticed the 917-style wooden gear knob.
All the VDO instrumentation is apparently original specification and we note there’s also a minimalist Heuer clock and, on the passenger side, period Heuer Trackstar timing equipment. The dashboard is not pared back as you might expect to see in a racing car, and that typical 911 aesthetic with big switches, black vinyl and a mesh grille fascia is undeniably very cool.
You and your passenger sit upon leather Recaro bucket seats, which the vendor points out are inspired by the original ST items. There’s also carpeting throughout the cabin, meaning this is very much a car to be enjoyed on the road as well as the racetrack.
Speaking of racing, there are a number of safety features too, including a Heigo roll cage which apparently stiffens the shell considerably. There are also Repa safety harnesses and an automatic fire extinguisher. It can get rather loud in there when that 3.2-litre flat-six comes on cam, so there’s a full communications system with headsets for driver and passenger.
- Signal Yellow paintwork with green Porsche vinyls
- Widened rear wheel arches (in steel as per original ST specs)
- Composite front wheel arches (again, as per original ST specs)
- Carbon fibre lid on the luggage compartment
- Campagnolo alloy wheels shod with period correct Michelin TB tyres
On the outside, this 911 looks every bit the period race car and it’s very evocative of that golden era where the sound of these glorious machines could be heard reverberating through the Sicilian hillside or seen hurtling down the Mulsanne straight.
Finished to a very high standard in Signal Yellow, with contrasting green Porsche vinyls, this 911 is incredibly smart and very attractive. You immediately clock the central fuel filler, swollen arches and those glorious Campagnolo alloys. The quality of the restoration and conversion work is evidently exemplary and we couldn’t see any obvious imperfections or marks from use.
The vendor points out the period correct materials used in creating the widened body, with the notable exception of carbon used to make the lid on the luggage compartment. We’re informed that this shell was carefully selected, as it was free from corrosion and accident damage. We note it remains in excellent condition, with good door shuts and panel alignment.
As with the interior, the attention to detail is impressive, and there’s even some period-style stickers and ‘911 ST’ badging. The car even sits on period correct rubber, with Michelin TB tyres all round.
- 3.2-litre naturally aspirated, air-cooled flat-six
- Camshafts from a 3.6-litre 964 engine
- Weber 40 IDA carburettors
- Close-ratio manual gearbox
- Dansk RSR exhaust system
- Carbon fibre fuel tank
- Green Bilstein dampers
- The vendor informs us that it produces around 231 horsepower
The driving experience is, of course, what this car is all about and the vendor assures us that it does not disappoint on that score. The 3.2-litre flat-six sings, with audibly lumpier cams from a 964 and a fabulous induction roar from those big Weber carbs.
The vendor informs us that it produces around 231 horsepower, which is more than ample for a car of this diminutive size and mass. It really flies and proves particularly engaging with that manual gearbox. The chassis is said to feel very competent too, with a 911 S setup featuring Bilstein damping all round and communicative unassisted steering.
Few are fortunate enough to be in the presence of such a car, let alone drive it or further still, own it.
A fabulous tribute to one of, if not the most exciting period in motorsport history, this is a truly wonderful machine and we’re exceedingly jealous of its next owner.
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