- The engine block and transaxle case are magnesium, and the heads are aluminum. The injection manifold is made of plastic in 1972
- The “S” model had a peaky power curve, with specially tuned intake runners, radical cam, and unique fuel injection timing
- All models had a sophisticated dry sump oiling system with an oil cooler (the “S” model had two coolers)
- Titanium connecting rods were an option at $903, but are incredibly rare – few people purchased it due to the astronomical price (relative to MSRP) with very little benefit to all but the dedicated racer
- Air conditioning was an incredibly expensive option on these cars at $737. In comparison, the Targa option was only $726 (Car and Driver, 1972)
- Compression ratio had to be reduced to meet the new lower octane lead-free fuel, so engine displacement increased to 2.4 liters to make up for the lost power
- First year of the type 915 H pattern transmission (no more dog leg)
- First and only year where the oil tank was mounted ahead of the right rear wheel for better weight distribution(
- An oil filler opening is located on the right-rear fender, exclusive to the 1972 model
- Final year of the MFI fuel system on the entire model line. By 1974, the entire line will have switched to the new CIS (Constant Injection System, or K-Jetronic)
- A one owner example until 2016
- sport seats and Porsche dated seat belts!
- 30 years’ worth of registrations and insurance cards in the original owner’s name
- $4,600 major service performed by marque specialist less than 50 miles ago
- Original owner’s manual, factory maintenance record book and warranty card
- Original dealer papers envelope, service invoices from the original selling dealer
- Location: St Louis, Missouri – View Seller’s Ad
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*SAE rated from factory. May not reflect current output
*Performance numbers pulled from reputable automotive road tests
*Base price when new does not reflect original MSRP of this particular car, nor does it reflect what the original owner paid for it
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