It's hard to stop staring at it.
It was developed for customer sporting use in groups 3 and 4 GT racing back in 1971. Only 24 units were made. Essentially, the Porsche 911 2.5 S/T was a works-modified version of the standard 911 2.4 S Coupe that was designed for use on racing circuits like the Targa Florio and Le Mans. It was the victor in the GT class for cars up to 3 liters at the 1972 24 Hours of Le Mans. The cost: 49,680 Marks. But up until around two years ago, this 911 2.5 S/T was in a really horrible state.
Discovered in the US, this now fully restored 911 2.5 S/T will be officially unveiled at the Techno Classica in Essen. The restoration was done by experts at Porsche Classic, and they had quite a few hurdles to overcome. For starters, the car was previously converted to a "G-model" and was badly damaged in an accident. Then there was the corrosion and serious roof damage, which had to be replaced along with the tank bottom. With the body repaired, it was coated in cathodic dip painting (CDP) in order to prevent future corrosion. Then it was re-painted in its original yellow. So why is the 911 2.5 S/T so special? Aside from its endurance racing history and victories, it's considered to be the direct predecessor to the iconic 911 Carrera 2.8 RSR.