We take a closer look at the 1969 Porsche 911 S Ex-Works that is being offered for sale at RM Auctions’ Paris Sale on 4 Feb. Video and gallery here
Competition cars often come along with an interesting story, and this Porsche 911 S from 1969 is no exception. This example was one of six 911S cars that were produced with special modifications intended for rallying, and is garnished with fantastic racing history.
It was first driven in the 1969 Acropolis Rally in its original 2.0-litre form. To the surprise of pretty much everyone, the 911 piloted by Pauli Toivonen and Martti Colari won the rally an impressive one minute and thirty-two seconds ahead of the second place car, proving the car’s effectiveness as a rally weapon.
The car was then sold to its first private owner, the French racing driver Jean Claude Lagniez, who entered the car onto various French rallies. Lagniez then sold the 911 to another racer, who intended to take the Porsche circuit racing.
It was entered into the Le Mans 24 Hours three times, each subsequent visit the car has few more upgrades, until it appeared a final time in 1972 in the state of tune seen here today.
RM has put an estimate of €1,100,000 - €1,300,000 on this special 911, which goes on sale on the evening of Wednesday 4 February. If you want to see this, and the many other cars RM Auctions has on offer going under the hammer, then tune into evo TV for the full live stream.
This video from evo magazine introduces the car, and sees Richard Meaden driving the car at a UK test track. It’s worth watching the video, if nothing else, to hear the Porsche’s fantastic engine note.