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Porsche 911 2.5 S/T
Make: Porsche
Model/Name: 911 2.5 S/T
Year: 1972
Location: Belgium
Car Type: Coupé
Chassis Nr.: 9112300987
LHD/RHD: LHD
Competition Ready: Yes
Road Registered: Yes
FIA HTP:
Exterior Color: Gulf Blau
Interior Color: Black

Description:


We are delighted to offer this genuine and rare 1972 Porsche 911 2.5 litre S/T for sale on behalf of its current, long-time owner.

Porsche dominance of the GT classes by 1972 was in full swing. You just didn’t go GT racing unless you had a 911. Demand was huge with Porsche building 24 special lightweight “S/T” models with fuelinjected 2.5 litre engines pushing out an astonishing 270 bhp. With wider rubber hidden under flared alloy wheel-arches, it looked meaner for gone was the slab-sided look. The 911 now had a much meatier look to it and even standing still it looked a lot faster than it did before. In 1972, the 911S/T dominated the new Group 4 European GT Championship to the extent that other manufacturers didn’t see the point in getting involved anymore. Porsches dominance did see the demise of the series in 1976, but it was hardly their fault, they delivered what was asked for, a race winning GT car you could compete with anywhere in any discipline you cared for.

 

This gulf blue factory S/T (delivered w/ M491 option) is one of only 24 built with continuous history from new. Known as the ex-Bartels/Tebernum car with excellent in-period int'l race and hillclimb history which includes a 1973 Daytona 24hr 9th OA finish !

#0987 was restored in the early 90ies by renown specialist Mario Linke of Methusalem to stunning, concours condition and has been used sparingly up to the present day.

Original monococque chassis with all numbers present and original. Correct 911/73 type engine and matching gearbox.

This car is one of the best 911 2.5 S/T's existing, has continuous and undisputed history from new and is exceptionally well documented (original Wagenpass, Fahrzeugbrief, Porsche letters, etc.).

One of the rarest and "blue-chip" Porsche 911's of all time which will give its new owner plenty of enjoyment on the road, rally and/or race track !

 

History:

This particular 911S/T was the 13th of the 24 cars built new from the bare shell by Porsche for the 1972 season and was sold new to German hillclimb specialist Wilhelm Bartels in March ’72. First time out in the car only three days later at Zotzenbachs, Bartels finished 2nd. Reinhold Joest then borrowed the car for the Nurburgring 300 Kms, a round of the European GT Championship, finishing 7th in the first heat but failing to finish the second heat when the seat rail broke. Bartels then placed 2nd at Krahberg and 3rd at Freiburg. At Osnabruck the car failed to start the event after a problem in practice, but the car was back on form at Rheingold with Wilhelm notching up another 2nd place finish. The only time the car broke down mechanically that year was at Swabische Alb-Neuffen, but another podium was to follow with a 3rd at Hunsrück. Bartels then took back-to-back wins at Sauerland and in the Eifel-Kaiseresch to finish the year in fine style with the 911S/T achieving an excellent record of a podium finish every time it and Bartels finished an event.

Over the winter, 0987 was prepared by Joest Racing and entered in the ‘73 Daytona 24 Hours and piloted by Sepp Greger, Kurt Hild and Dieter Schmidt, came home in 9th place having covered 574 laps. Back home in Europe, 0987 then went back to its winning ways with Bartels taking three back to back wins at Rheinhessen, Taunus and Dunsberg. Shortly after, the 911S/T sold it to Hans-Josef Weisskopf, owner of the Tebernum Racing team, who had no luck at all with the car in the few races he entered it in. It was replaced by a new 3.0 Carrera RSR for ‘74 and remained with Tebernum until it was sold in 1980 to Klaus Uwe Prehm of Germany who sold 0987 in 1989 to Porsche restoration specialist Mario Linke of Methusalem, Germany. Purchased as a restoration project, the 911S/T was sold to one of his customers, Hans-Jurgen Phiesel, who commissioned Linke to undertake the restoration. The restoration was completed by Linke in 2001 and the car was sold shortly after to R. Bender of Germany who used the car in a few historic events as did the following owner, Georg Goder who bought the car in 2003. In 2006, this delightful, latest spec 2.5 S/T was sold to its present owner who has sparingly used the car and just enjoyed its looks and sound.

 


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