My Classic Car: Tom’s 1970 Porsche 911S

My Classic Car: Tom’s 1970 Porsche 911S

I have owned my 1970 911S for 10 years.

This 1970 Porsche 911S is Euro-spec, well, except for the windshield | Tom Truitt photos

This 1970 Porsche 911S is Euro-spec, well, except for the windshield | Tom Truitt photos

I have owned my 1970 911S for 10 years. I am the fourth owner and I have tracked down and interviewed every previous owner.

From the second owner, I retrieved real mileage numbers and put them back into the original Euro KM speedo, which had been taken out of the car when it was brought over from Europe by the original owner.

Car was a special-order form the factory

Car was a special-order form the factory

The car was bought, right from the factory, by a German citizen. It had been a special-order car that was never picked up.

Two years later, when the original owner shipped the car to the U.S., he had a problem with customs. They would not let the car in because the windshield was not up to U.S. standards. After a brief discussion the old German produced a lug wrench from the trunk and smashed the windshield. Customs let the car pass, they knew full well he would need to replace the windshield before DMV would register the car.

The car is all-original Euro spec (except the windshield) with 68,000 miles on the body. She is loved and well taken care of, never driven in the rain or snow.

— Tom Truitt, Westport CT

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