1973 911S Coupe

A strong price that could have been stronger at the right venue

The 911S of 1972-1973 stands out as an iconic model in the Porsche lineup for its blend of classic design and enhanced performance thanks to its long wheel base and 2.4-liter flat-six cranking out 190 horsepower. With other unique features like a new chin spoiler and larger Fuchs wheels, this pinnacle of the original chrome-bumper 911s has become coveted among enthusiasts and collectors alike.

This 1973 911S Coupe was formerly owned by endurance racer Diego Febles and has gone through a concours-quality restoration. It is finished in the original Silver over Blue with Plaid inserts color combination that it was delivered in to Brumos Porsche and features its matching numbers engine and transmission.

Overall, the car looks to still be in extremely nice condition even though the restoration was completed eleven years ago. The Silver paint shows very well as does the interior, although I would have wanted to see pics of the engine and undercarriage if I were an online bidder. The car comes with photos from the restoration, restoration receipts, and a $15k receipt from work completed at Beverly Hills Porsche in 2021.

The market for 2.4-liter 911S’ has been fairly steady over the last few years with average pricing hovering around $160,000. Only a couple of cars have sold above the $250,000 mark and a handful have been in the $200-250k range in the last two years.

Our Spotlight car sold at a final bid of $215,000. Definitely up there with some of the stronger examples to cross the block, but I think with more information and in the right environment, this 911S could have brought more. Well bought.

Two things that go hand-in-hand? Porsche and watches. Every Porschephile I know is also a watch nerd. And like Porsches, watches can be enjoyed at all price points. 

On a recent visit to Pittsburgh, SML subscriber Allan S. tossed me his new Sheffield Allsport watch. Sheffield Watches is a reboot of an old dive watch brand founded in New York in the ‘50s that was synonymous with producing low-price point, quality watches. The weight of the stainless steel case felt robust, as did the feel of the screw-down crown and unidirectional bezel—definitely quality. As for price point, the Sheffield diver punches way above its weight at $108. You can’t buy more watch for the money, period. 

And that’s what Sheffield Watches’ founder Jay Turkbas set out to accomplish, reviving the brand's ethos and creating a watch synonymous with quality, technology, and affordability. Taking inspiration from his original Sheffield watch from the ’70s and his 30-plus years of experience in product development and innovation, he knocked it out of the park with a durable watch capable of exploring the depths of the ocean one day and cars & coffee the next. And all at a price point equivalent to the $13 the watch originally cost back then. Take a moment to give Sheffield Watches a look. I know you’ll be just as impressed as I am.

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