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Just like off the production line: After an intensive search in the USA, the Porsche 911 ST 2.5 from 1972 has been found and restored in the minutest detail. A photo, that was taken several years ago, does no longer match reality. Back then, the shape of the historic 911er was correctly described as „scrap heap“. In about two and a half years, several Porsche experts accomplished a magnificent masterpiece – finally presenting the 911er from San Francisco in historic shape.
Porsche presented this Porsche 911 ST 2.5 to the public in 2016 at the Techno Classica for the 1st time after being metriculously restored.
History of Porsche 911 ST 2.5 911 230 0538
The story of this Porsche 911 ST 2.5 reads as a thriller. The car started it’s life as a stock 1972 Porsche 911S 2.4. As one of only 24 cars, the car was transformed to to ST specification by Porsche’s customer sports department This Porsche 911 ST 2.5, with chassis number 911 230 0538, was at the 1972 World Sportscar Championship and also became class winner at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, just a few months after the transformation. In 1972 the team of Michael Keyser and Jürgen Barth participated in the long-distance race world championship in the USA, the 6 hours of Daytona, then the 12 hours of Sebring, followed by the Targa Florio and the 1000-kilometre race at the Nürburgring. Highlight of the season was the 24 Hours of Le Mans. More races followed. At three races the rare car was even used as a dolly – that is, with cameras in the front and back, to shoot scenes for the film „The Speed Merchants“ that would be released later on.
After a crash in California, the car was retired to be rediscovered by 2 Swiss Porsche enthusiasts. And that’s not the end of the story, as the car then was brought back to it’s previous glory with the help of Porsche Classic.
The book comes with a free DVD ‘The Speed Merchants’ by Michael Keyser. That’s for sure a great surplus, and makes it even more worthwile to take a prominent place in your Porsche library