Porsche 911 2.4S 1972
Porsche 911 2.4S 1972
Porsche 911 2.4S 1972
Porsche 911 2.4S 1972
Porsche 911 2.4S 1972
Porsche 911 2.4S 1972
Porsche 911 2.4S 1972
Porsche 911 2.4S 1972
Porsche 911 2.4S 1972
Porsche 911 2.4S 1972
Porsche 911 2.4S 1972
Porsche 911 2.4S 1972
Porsche 911 2.4S 1972
Porsche 911 2.4S 1972
Porsche 911 2.4S 1972
Porsche 911 2.4S 1972
Porsche 911 2.4S 1972
Porsche 911 2.4S 1972
Porsche 911 2.4S 1972
Porsche 911 2.4S 1972
Porsche 911 2.4S 1972
Porsche 911 2.4S 1972
Porsche 911 2.4S 1972
Porsche 911 2.4S 1972
Porsche 911 2.4S 1972
Porsche 911 2.4S 1972
Porsche 911 2.4S 1972
Porsche 911 2.4S 1972
Porsche 911 2.4S 1972
Porsche 911 2.4S 1972
Porsche 911 2.4S 1972
Porsche 911 2.4S 1972
Porsche 911 2.4S 1972
Porsche 911 2.4S 1972

1972 Porsche 911 2.4S

SOLD

Well, every now and then you get hold of a car that has a rich and continuous history from new, this UK supplied 2.4S is just such a thing having been loved by each of its six owners from new, all whom have recorded marvellous memories of it culminating appropriately in the most detailed restoration one could hope for, returning the car to ‘as it left the factory’ specification and condition. 

On the 2nd of August 1972, a clearly successful young stockbroker collected the new 2.4S from Porsche Concessionaire AFN in Isleworth. This is confirmed in the original service passport that remains in the substantial history file and in a lovely article on the life of this car in Classic Car October 2020 edition. To paraphrase original owner Tristan Bailey who paid £6,300 for the car “it’s always exciting when collecting a new car, I’d tried a 2.4E which was quick but the 2.4S was phenomenal and a great car to have at 25”.

He had ordered the car to a great specification as confirmed in the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity and as displayed today with Gemini Blue metallic paintwork and beige interior with options including electric passenger mirror, Koni dampers front and rear, Sports Recaro seats, rear wiper, coloured windows, chrome wheel arch trim and electric sliding roof. 

This original owner enjoyed the 2.4S for 80,000 miles and in 1978 he replaced it with a new 911 3.0 Targa. Referring back to the article mentioned above he found the car painless to own and never had any trouble. This was no doubt helped by his rigorous maintenance schedule with servicing every 6,000 miles as shown in service book stamps and detailed in all of the original invoices on file from the supplying dealer.

At this point the 2.4S remained in the family being taken in by Tristan’s brother Edwin who retained it until 1980, increasing the mileage to 100,000. He maintained it scrupulously like his brother and again as confirmed in service stamps and detailed in invoicing on file. He again enjoyed some special memories recalling fast fishing trips to Scotland, again recorded in the Classic Car article. 

In September 1980 the car left the Bailey family and was owned for a short time by Porsche fanatic Roger Goode who refurbished the bodywork, refinishing it in black. He entered it in a concours at nearby Stoneleigh Exhibition Centre in Warwickshire where it was bought on a whim by Nic Harding for £7,250, having achieved second place. 

Nic Harding, owner of the Morris Minor Centre in Bath used the 911 to commute to work from nearby Bradford on Avon for several years until the arrival of a daughter necessitated a more practical car in the shape of a Range Rover. So, in January 1984, he sold it to Richard Dennis who worked alongside him on Morris Minors and who had long admired the 911.

Richard Dennis loved the car like each previous owner and drove it to work every day from nearby Bathampton whilst going further afield at weekends on fishing trips. He was clearly an engineer of some note and spent many hours on the Porsche as logged in the history file. Richard kept the 911 for the rest of his life and was inherited by his son on his passing.

John knew how much his father loved the 911 and wanted to restore it, hence it was sent to renowned specialist Alan Drayton of Canford Classics for a full appraisal in 2017. A full restoration was clearly going to require a huge financial commitment and so John Dennis thought it best to pass the car to a new custodian who was looking for just such a car.

This last owner certainly did the car proud completing a full restoration without compromise completed by Canford Classics in 2019. Extensive correspondence and invoicing illustrated with many photographs details the work completed with every detail being addressed. Suffice it to say expenditure amounted to around £250,000.

Today this special 911 presents much as it must have done when first collected by young stockbroker Tristan Bailey in 1972, dare I say it may even be better! Unlike many restored cars the authentic specification and lovely full back story ensures this 911 retains a character and the work completed is far from skin deep, it drives beautifully.

What a super car, full detailed history from Day One and restored to the highest standards whilst remaining faithful to its original specification. Naturally it comes with everything from the original sales brochure and price list, original full book pack including original stamped service book in correct wallet, original toolkit, two substantial history files, illustrated leather restoration book and copies of several magazines that have featured this 911.