The 911 2.2 and 2.4 models from 1970-1973 are probably the prettiest cars Porsche have ever made and the ’S’ variant is particularly desirable with its higher performance engine. Iconic status was sealed when Steve McQueen used his road car for the opening scene of the film Le Mans in 1971.

The Paul Stephens Classic Touring was created for the discerning owner who appreciates the authentic timeless style of the 911 from this period but seeks increased refinement and attention to detail, in a car that is suitable for daily use.

1973 Original vs Classic Touring


Classic Touring


The interior will be instantly familiar to the classic 911 driver, each panel and control looking like it should do and the steering wheel falling perfectly to hand. However, unlike the original, these are in fact our own, faithfully recreated with modern production tolerances of fit and finish, before being trimmed or machined from the finest materials.


The Autoart Classic was powered by a 3.2 240BHP flat six air-cooled engine that provides strong flexible performance, whilst the Autoart Classic S was powered by a 3.4-litre version, featuring a Paul Stephens developed ITB injection system and sports cams, to produce a heady 290BHP.

With a 100BHP increase over the original 2.4 911, the 3.4S will dash to 60mph in under 5 seconds and power through 160mph with ease, ensuring your Autoart Classic suprised more than a few drivers of more modern machinery.

Tailored to you

A number of bespoke options were available including air conditioning, electric seats and heated seats, a modern audio communications package and bespoke luggage are available to further enhance the special experience, whilst sat behind the wheel.


The rebuilt and improved mechanicals provided a reliable and enhanced driving experience for the requirement of today’s motoring. With 12,000-mile service intervals and the ability to run on unleaded fuel. Each car when completed, was supplied with a 3-year 60,000-mile warranty, for total piece of mind.



  • Available in Coupe or Targa configuration with correct period details and painted in a colour of your choice. 

Exterior Colour:

  • Your Classic Touring is unique to you and can be painted in any colour you choose.


  • An authentic reproduction of a classic original finished in traditional or unique colours and materials of your choice.

Wheels and Tyres:

  • Fuchs style.
  • All models front: 6J x 16 with 195-65-VR15 tyres.
  • All models rear: 6J x 16 with 215-60-VR15 tyres.
  • Option: 7 x 16 wheels with 205 / 50 and 225-50-VR16 tyres (S only).


  • Front and rear torsion bars with 22mm anti-roll bar front and 21mm roll bar rear, Bilstein Nurburgring sport dampers all round.
  • Option: KW3 fully adjustable dampers (S only).


  • Rack and Pinion.
  • Option: All models – electric power steering.

Braking System:

  • Hydraulic dual-circuit brake system with servo.
  • Ventilated discs (282.5mm front and 290mm rear|) with two piston callipers.
  • Option:  4 piston 986 Porsche callipers all round.


  • Length: 4200mm.
  • Width: 1652mm.
  • Wheelbase: 2272mm.


All Models:

  • Dry sump lubrication system with air-cooled fan and external front mounted oil cooler.


Ignition and Fueling:

  • Bosch DME engine management system with fuel injection.
  • Option: PS individual throttle bodies (ITBs) with programable ECU.



  • 1060/1175kg depending on the final specification.


Engine Options:

  • 3.2 Litre 235BHP
  • 3.4 Litre 250BHP (option).
  • 3.4S Litre 290BHP (option).



  • 3.2: 0-60mph in 5.9 seconds; top speed 152mph.
  • 3.4: 0-60mph in 5.5 seconds; top speed 156mph.
  • 3.4S: 0-60mph in 4.9 seconds; top speed 162mph.



  • Type 915 5 speed with single dry plate disc clutch.
  • Option: Getrag G50 5 speed with hydraulic clutch.
  • Limited slip differential: Standard on 3.4S, optional on Classic Touring.

Sourcing an Icon

Not just any old 911 has the potential to be an Autoart Classic. We source donor cars from all over the world. We have decades of experience in the industry and know how to spot a potential candidate. When we source a car, you know it’s going to be correct, structurally sound, and ready for restoration. On completion, the vehicle retains its VIN Number and is legally registered, operated and licensed in the same manner.