1972 Porsche 911 ST Tribute w/3.6L Twin Plug Engine Multiple Magazine Features

Price: US $174,990.00 Item location: Costa Mesa, California, United States
  • Make: Porsche
  • Model: 911
  • SubModel: ST Coupe Tribute
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: ST Coupe Tribute
  • Year: 1972
  • Mileage: 30,000
  • VIN: 9112100836
  • Color: Light Ivory
  • Engine size: 3.6L
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: --
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: --
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Description:

1972 Porsche 911 ST Coupe Tribute

1972 Porsche 911 ST Coupe Tribute Multiple Award Winner Featured in Panorama and Excellence Magazines 2,350 lbs./315hp/300 ft-lb of torque Less Than 30,000 Miles on Engine Light Ivory on Black with Houndstooth Interior 5-Speed Manual Custom Gearbox PCA/Early S/R Gruppe Member Built/Owned Porsche Certificate of Authenticity 911 STs were very rare cars as Porsche only built a handful of them between 1969 and 1972. Reported production numbers are only in the low 40’s. Part of the reason they are hard to identify is because they were a sport-purpose option package available to Porsche’s motorsport customers. They ranged from extended flared cars to narrow body cars with a variety of modified S-powered motors depending on how you planned to campaign the car. In some cases, customers even sent their used 911s back to the factory for the ST upgrade. They were run in a variety of events including hill climbs, LeMans, and even African rallies. They were quite versatile. This tribute started life as a 1972 911 T Coupe. It was sold new by a local Southern California dealer and for nearly the first 3-decades it lived in Los Angeles. It was mostly owned and lightly driven by two women enthusiasts. Most DMV records from new have been retained and document the ownership history. The current owner purchased the car in 1998 and it has been under constant development since. This owner is a well-recognized and published professional automotive photographer. His work has graced the covers and pages of countless publications including all of the popular Porsche magazines. Initially, the build was focused on competing at the highly contested SCCA Solo 2 Western Autocross scene. The owner was successful with national class wins in 2000, 2001, and 2002. This 911 was also used to attend countless R Gruppe treffens dating back to 2002. Finally, the car won top-class at the 2012 Salt Lake City Porsche National Parade autocross. This rich history/provenance was all possible due to countless hours and dollars invested to make this ST not only look great, but to also be reliable for any kind of driving use. Highlights of the build include the following: Rebuilt 3.6L Varioram 993 motor Carillo rods, RS valves, 993 sport cams, solid lifters, race springs Remapped DME Custom built 915 gearbox w/ 8:31 ring & pinion and WEVO upgrades Turbo synchros, guard side cover, and Quaife limited slip Custom gears with freeway 5th Steel ST rear flares with fiberglass front flares Balsa wood reinforced fiberglass hood and deck lid 912 non-defrost line rear glass Custom 28-gallon fuel tank 964 front brakes with driver brake-bias control JRZ double adjustable shocks 21mm/29mm Sanders torsion bars TRG adjustable sway bars Sycip rally muffler Enlarged/baffled oil tank Elephant racing twin fan-fed front oil coolers Elephant racing suspension bushings Factory Fuch wheels (7x16 and 8x16) New sport-style seats with houndstooth inserts Fresh perlon carpet New 1967 door panels and non-speaker dash New 3-point retractable seatbelts (for easy street use) New clutch, throwout bearing, and cable This 911 was over-built to handle the rigors of all kinds of events. For the last 20-years, it has never been driven over 6,100 rpm or passed 210 degrees. The 3.6L motor was installed back in 2008. It had been recently completely rebuilt and only had a few thousand miles on it when it went in. At the same time, the owner had the custom transmission completely rebuilt. He wanted not only perfect matched gearing for the motor, but also something that was easy for long freeway stints as he tended to drive from the Northwest to SoCal all the time. 2nd and 5th gear are longer gears, which perfectly suits this high torque motor. At 70 mph in 5th gear, the car cruises at only 2,500 rpm. Not only is this 911 a very well documented example with history and DMV records dating back to new, but it is also (and always has been) a very dry and straight example. When the flares/body modifications were performed, the paint was removed and the body proved to be very dry. Since completion, the car has always been stored in a dehumidified garage. This Porsche looks fantastic and is a solid old-school build. It is not one of those “rushed together projects to sell” cars, but rather a thoughtful 20-year development of a pure “real” long hood 911 to suit the owner’s changing tests and uses. The exterior wears its original color paint from the factory – light ivory. About 7-years ago, the car received a full repaint. Since then, it has traversed about 20k miles mostly for attending and participating at various vintage car gatherings (ie Monterey Historics, R Gruppe Treffen, etc.). Naturally, there is some light patina from use, but nothing significant. Upon close inspection (few inches away), you can see a few light cracks in the paint. The glass looks great with no major blemishes. The Fuchs have no curb rashes and are wrapped in older performance Dunlop tires. The interior looks fresh as it has brand new sport-style seats with houndstooth inserts. Also, a new perlon lightweight carpet kit was installed. The dash is an older factory non-speaker replacement that is perfect with no cracks. The headliner has no tears and is in good shape. There is a slight depression from a roll bar that was installed in the past. The car starts easily with one turn of the key. It quickly idles smoothly and is ready to drive. The power is insane. It has torque and hp throughout the rev range. It will press you into the seat back, yet cruise on the freeway at low revs. Shifting is precise and smooth with no grinding or slipping. The steering is extremely light and effortless. Turn in is quick. On the open highway, the car tracks nicely. This 911 ST is the perfect solution for someone looking to enjoy the early Porsche hobby. It can be used from anything like vintage long-distance touring events, the occasional driver’s education class, local cars & coffee, or even part-time daily use. It’s truly a usable piece of Porsche 911 sport purpose/outlaw history. Finally, this 911 T has available for an additional fee the following items: Numbers matching original engine case Original steel front and rear flares Set of vintage 8×15 and 9×15 RSR finished Fuch wheels This 911 ST includes a fresh toolkit (see pic), copies of magazine features, DMV records, and many build/past receipts. *R Gruppe grill badge belongs to member and is not included with the sale/vehicle*