Gallery Junction is pleased to offer this 1970 Porsche 911S Targa Project
The 1970 911 S displays the steady improvement that Porsche imparted to its highest-performance sports car. Nowadays considered one of the most sought-after pre-1973 911s, these higher-displacement models offer a very flexible torque-curve, yet retain the light, rev-happy feel of the earlier 2.0-liter cars.
All the 911 models from September 1969 onwards were newly fitted with the larger 2.2-liter flat six-cylinder engine from Porsche, resulting in an engine output of a potent 180 hp for the 911 S. To address the tendency of the 2.0-liter models to oversteer, the wheelbase was extended by some 2.5 in., providing better balance and handling. Stopping power was provided by 11.1-in. ventilated front and 11.4-in. ventilated rear disc brakes, and the S models were lightened by utilizing aluminum to fabricate the engine lid and central bumper. Interior fittings were upgraded as well, with a new steering wheel lock and instruments now mounted in rubber rings. Externally, new door handles of a safer design replaced the earlier pushbutton type, and the cars were delivered with full factory undercoating for the first time.
The example on offer comes from long term California ownership retaining its blue California license plates. It is believed to be numbers match and the motor is currently out of the car, disassembled, complete and ready for a rebuild. It was originally finished in Ivory as seen in the door sill pictures. One of the previous owners was an avid skier and outdoorsman who drove the car on a regular basis on many fun adventures here in California.
Location: Orange, California, United States
See listing: 1970 Porsche 911 S [Project] (from November 4, 2020)