1970 Porsche 911S 2.2 RHD by Taylor & Crawley
- August 13, 2019
- Posted by Simon Streich
This RHD matching numbers – original engine and gearbox – 1970 911S has an impressive period competition history and has been extensively restored by Porsche specialists, the car is UK registered, taxed and MoT’d.
Manufactured by Porsche Stuttgart in 1970 and supplied new via the Hong Kong Porsche importer Jebsen & Co Motors to the Macau Grand Prix’s most famous character Teddy Yip, founder of the Theodore Racing team. Finished in Tangerine with Black leatherette basket weave seats, the car was also specified with modified gear ratios to suit the speeds attainable on the Guia circuit in Macau, along with a limited slip differential and a 100 litre fuel tank.
The car was collected from Porsche in Stuttgart by Herbert Adamczyk of Jebson Motors who, with his girlfriend, drove it around Europe for two months to run the engine in prior to the car being raced by Teddy Yip at the Macau Grand Prix in November. Once in Hong Kong it was carefully prepared for racing by Jebsen Motors and entered in the Macau GP meeting by Teddy Yip’s Theodore Racing Team. Driven by Yip’s racing partner Dr Henry Lee the car finished 1st overall in the ACP Final.
In the early ‘70s the car was raced in Malaysia while Theodore Racing clocked up a record six further victories in the Macau Grand Prix with drivers including World Champions Ayrton Senna, Alan Jones and Keke Rosberg before moving on to Formula One.
The 911S was first registered for road use in Hong Kong on the 2nd March 1972 by Yip but he was not persuaded to part company with the car until the mid-nineties whereupon it was shipped to the UK for specialist restoration. After initial re-commissioning by Autofarm, an extensive restoration was subsequently completed to concours standards by UK Porsche specialists Gantspeed. Invoices on file for their work exceed £100,000.
911 030 1272 is surely the most interesting and well-restored RHD 2.2S but is no concours special having come 1st overall in the regularity class of the 2012 Tour Britannia. This truly outstanding, matching-numbers 2.2S comes complete with a comprehensive history file, UK V5C Title document, current MOT and original FIA Historic Vehicle Identity papers.
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