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1976 Porsche 911S

Coupe
Amelia Island 2020 - Bonhams
Friday, 6 March - Saturday, 7 March 2020
$96,320
Sale Price
157
Lot Number
#2
Original
Bonhams
Auction House
Chassis No. 9116201094. Black over black. 2687-cc, 175-hp H-6. 5-speed manual. Fuchs wheels, Pirelli tires, sunroof, and Blaupunkt radio.

Evaluation: Visually maintained, largely original | Represented with one owner from new and 11,562 actual miles. Clean and maintained engine bay. Small scratch on the mirror. Very good paint is claimed to be original, but the hood looks resprayed. New wheels and tires, but the originals are included. Interior is very good, with barely any wear on the seats. A remarkably well-kept car.

Bottom Line: It’s one thing to see a 930 or some other rare-spec 911 with this kind of pampering, but 1974–77 series 911s were for years the “cheap ones,” and most got used up years ago. This has to be one of the best in the country, original or otherwise. That goes most of the way toward explaining the stupefying price, but not quite. We’re talking more than twice what other excellent-condition 911s of this vintage often command, and well past Bonhams’s $80,000 high estimate.

by Hagerty Editor
1 February 2020
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.“
Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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