From the founders of the company to modern racing drivers like Mark Weber, the history of Porsche is filled with larger than life personalities. This particular 911S has been graced by several of them over the course of its life. According to legendary American racing driver Hurley Haywood this car was one of the first five cars modified by Peter Gregg in 1973. Modified in-period to roughly RS-specs, this car has a number of unique attributes not seen on factory-produced S or RS cars of the day.
The car’s first private owner, one Dr. Morgan, purchased the car from Peter Gregg. While a 1973 911S is a fairly rare car to purchase, Morgan’s trade-in was among the rarest of all Porsches; the 916 (likely the exact car featured in this blog post). After Dr. Morgan the 911 went to noted reconstructive surgeon Dr. James K. Simpson who added some 80k miles to its odometer while in the military. Before joining FLATSIXES.com’s reader Frank’s stable, the Porsche even spent some time in the Brumos museum.
According to Frank the car is “as close to an RS as regulations would allow in ’73.” Numerous RS touches are present, including the ducktail spoiler and flared rear arches. Some more standard S-features are still present however, including the standard front and rear bumpers and valences.
This Porsche was the first converted by Peter Gregg, and was the only one of the batch made with Brumos stripes. The original 911 to be used for this conversion was white, though it was stolen before the conversion was completed and the only other available car was silver. Numerous period-correct and current Brumos touches are present, including stickers and the distinctive livery.
As built by Peter Gregg the car stayed in 2.4l spec, the conversion effectively amounted to a handling and appearance package with wide flares and RS-spec sway bars. Later on in the Porsche’s life it was opened up to 2.7l by Bob Snodgrass. The current owner has had the engine fully rebuilt, and notes that it now has over 200k miles, several thousand of which were added during his ownership. While RS-style builds are very much in-vogue today, seeing one wearing classic Brumos colors and built in-period is a rare treat.
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