Smokin’ Signal: ’72 Porsche 911S Coupe
Early 911 aficionados will tell you the “S” version is the most sought after of all. That applies particularly for the Coupes mainly because they are more rigid than the Targas. Some say the “S” cars are not necessarily more fun to drive than let’s say an “E”. The “S” cars are a bit peaky with power coming in at the upper range of the tach. That’s fun for some, tedious for others. We mentioned in our Irish Green 356 feature that non-original engines can result in a penalty of as much as 15%. This car as an appropriate engine case for the year but it does not match the Certificate of Origin. But it does sound like a smokin’ hot engine built by a well-known specialist. The Signal Yellow color thankfully is original and looks great. We don’t see this color often. There is an interesting detail for 1972 Porsches and that is an external oil filler on the right side ahead of the rear wheel arch. We think that is kind of cool although it doesn’t really add too much to the valuation if anything. There are 10 items listed as options on the Certificate of Authenticity albeit a manual antennae isn’t much of an option. But those Sports Seats are! One last thing to ask the seller…what happened to the rear window wiper that is listed as an option? Hmmm. Click here for the eBay auction.