SCHUCO - PORSCHE - 911 S 2.4L COUPE 1967

Scale: 1/18
Carmodel code: CAR142369
Manufacturer code: 450039100
Colour: BLUE MET
Material: die-cast
Year: 1967
EAN: 4007864045280

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The 911S was the uprated version of the 911, and was intended for more skilled owners and racing drivers. The car had a successful career both in rallies and in GT racing, and was to become the reference in the competition world. With a more powerful engine, the 911S went into production in august 1966 and was equipped with the Fuchs wheels that would become a symbol of the Porsche production. The engine of the S developed 160 bhp, 30 more than the standard 911. In the following year, with the different series’ the car was further improved and strengthened. The 911S was put out of production in 1975, when the I-Series replaced the H-Series. In its last version the 911S was fitted with a 2.7 litre engine developing 175 bhp. Replacing an excellent car like the Porsche 356 was not easy. Yet Porsche had to deal with this problem in the early 1960s. The first prototypes of a new model were designed by Alexander Porsche, called "Butzi", son of Ferdinand Anton Porsche and nephew of Ferdinand Porsche, creator of the racing Auto Unions and Volkswagen. The new Porsche gradually defined itself. From an initial almost three-volume project, they moved on to a real coupe, with the front partly similar to the 356’s and the cockpit with a characteristic segment profile. The 901 was presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show, an original 2 + 2 coupé, innovative but at the same time anchored to the Porsche’s spirit. All that was missing was the definitive name. Peugeot protested that the three-digit car sigles with the zero in the middle were for the exclusive use their road cars. Porsche then changed the code, from 901 to 911. A myth of the history of the car had already been born. Initially proposed with a single 2000 engine with 130 horsepower, the 911 experienced a rapid evolution. The sportiest version 911S arrived in 1966, the year in which the 911 had made its debut at Le Mans winning the up to 2500cc class of the GT category. In September 1967 a second 911 series was presented, called Series A. The range was extended to different powers, but all cars remained with the 2000 engine: they ranged from T (110 bhp) to L (130 bhp) up to S 160. The 210 horsepower R had also arrived but that was more of a racing car. Electronic injection was introduced in 1968 with the 911 E, whose engine developed 140 horsepower. The 1969 C series was that of the first displacement increase, from 2.0 to 2.2 liters. The 1969 range included the 911 T, the 911 E injection and the 911 S. Meanwhile, with the 1968 B Series the wheelbase had been extended by 57 mm, and the Targa configuration was already available since 1965, an original solution to halfway between the coupé and the convertible, named in honor of the Targa Florio, a race in which Porsche had already achieved important wins. At the end of the sixties, the competition and experimental versions multiplied (just think of the very special and rare 911 ST with a 2.4 and then 2.5 liter engine), and from 1971 the E series saw another shot of displacement, from 2 ,2 to 2.4 liters. In 1972, what is considered the first part of the history of the 911 comes to an end: in October the 2700cc Carrera RS was presented and in 1973 the range was completely revised with the introduction of the G Series and 2.7-liter engines.

By David Tarallo

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