Porsche Press Kit 1973 - Landing Page
1973 Porsche 911 2.4 S Coupé "Biancaneve"
Pure and simple longhood classic 911
Biancaneve is an unmolested and “matching numbers” late production 911 2.4 S delivered to a fortunate Italian buyer in the spring of 1973. Being an "F" series, it has the oil tank in the conventional position behind the right rear wheel and it lacks the "oelklappe" which characterised the unique 1972 MY "E" series. The 190 hp (142 kW) boxer engine is still the same of the previous year, the 2,341 cc flat six, as the 915 5 speed gearbox, coupled to a purposeful LSD in our car. It retains its original “Light Ivory” colour, engine, transmission and maintenance log. Front seats and safety belts have been replaced with modern replicas for safety reasons and the original 380 mm "RS-type" 914.347.806.10 has been replaced by a MoMo Abarth of 370 mm. All the original parts we of course keep in storage. The Pirelli P6000 195/65 R15 "N-rated" tires are nowadays recommended and approved by Porsche as a replacement for those foreseen as original equipment (185/70 R15). She participates in regularity rallies and she is an abituée of the free practices at Spa-Francorchamps on the Thursdays preceeding the Spa Classic (May) and 6 hours of Spa (September) races.
The 911S 72-73 (E-F) model are visually identifiable thanks to the discreet spoiler under the front bumper. With a weight of only 1050 kg, these are often regarded as the best classic mainstream “longhood” 911 and its racing version (the so-called “ST) grew to the limit of 2.5 liters and was successful in motorsport, with victories at the Daytona 6 Hours, the Sebring 12 Hours, the 1000 km Nürburgring and the Targa Florio, before the RSR version derived from the 2.7RS started to take over from late '72.
Biancaneve has been featured on the May 2019 edition of "THE ESSES" magazine.
May 2021: awaiting recommissioning to be fully roadworthy for summer season, e.g.: new front shock absorbers; injection fine tuning; refit road seat belts alongside current racing harness.
September 2021: finally roadworthy.
November 2021: Biancaneve got new winter shoes aka winter tires Kleber Krisalp HP3 on her Fuchs wheels. It seems good value for money so far. Winter is coming and we are looking forward some fun in the ice and snow (... from the midnight sun where the hot springs flow) 😁
December 2021: photoshooting with visual artist Tom Wheatley
May 2022: new summer tires fitted (GoodYear EfficientGrip 195/65 R15V). So far so good ... quite soft compound, less understeering in negotiating the bend compared to former Pirelli P6000 N1, same size and much lower price: value for money! It follows the road imperfections quite a lot, but very communicative to driver. Mayby less grip when "it the revs" but still did't finish the "running in" period.
Winter tires are now on newly refurbished ATS wheels.
Here below some pics, you can find more at our twitter account #biancaneve.