Porsche Classic has unveiled a 911 2.5 S/T that was the subject of a thorough restoration process.
The experts at Porsche Classic worked two years to restore this 911 2.5 S/T to its former glory and now the car is ready for exhibitions. It’s making its first public appearance today at the Techno Classica in Essen where visitors can check out the very same car that triumphed in its class at the 1972 Le Mans endurance race.
The car was rediscovered in “rally dilapidated condition” a few years ago by a collector in the United States. You can imagine the experts over at Porsche Classic had a difficult task to accomplish taking into account the car was previously converted to a “G-model” and on top of that it was damaged in an accident. Corrosion caused some extensive damage and the roof was affected beyond repair, so it had to be replaced along with the tank bottom.
Once the body was back in shape, it was coated in cathodic dip painting (CDP) to ensure long-lasting protection against the dreaded corrosion. After that, the car was painted in its original light yellow hue (code 117).
Considered as being a direct predecessor of the 911 Carrera 2.8 RSR, the 911 2.5 S/T was created to compete in group 3 races consisting of series GT vehicles as well as in group 4 races with modified GT cars. This example was originally ordered back in November 1971 by U.S. racing driver Michael “Mike” Keyser and took part in several races across the United States and in the world endurance championship in 1972.
The 911 2.5 S/T was available for ordering starting with the end of 1971 for 49,680 Marks and only 24 units were ever made. Thankfully one of the surviving cars has now been restored by Porsche Classic “to the last detail.”