I imagine if someone were to search these pages for my favorite Porsche color you’d find a number of times I called different ones my favorite. Some of that might be in regard to a particular model and how certain colors look better than others, but mostly it’s simply that I like a lot of these very much! Here is another one, but it’s one I forget about because I come across it so rarely. Signal Yellow: when in good condition the color simply is stunning. The subtle orange hues serve to suppress the brightness of the yellow just enough that it isn’t blinding all while retaining the color’s vibrancy. Combined with the various black and chrome trim pieces of a long-hood 911 only accentuates the best aspects of the color all the more. It’s great.
Here we see Signal Yellow on a really nice looking restored 1973 Porsche 911T Coupe, located in southern California, with a reported 90,000 miles on it.
Engine: 2.4 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 90,000 mi
Now available from CPR Classic is this lovely 1973 911T painted in its factory original Signal Yellow over a black with hounds tooth interior. The car is a completely numbers matching example that retains all of its original panels and original undercoating.
The paint is in excellent condition, and the cars bright work is in very nice shape as well. The interior is in lovely shape with as new carpet, headliner and dash. The sport seats that are currently installed are aftermarket, however we have the correct standard seats with hounds tooth inserts as well if the buyer prefers.
Mechanically the car is outstanding. The car drives incredibly tight and corners well. Underneath, all bushings look fresh and undamaged, and the car also has upgraded ride height adjustable rear spring plates.
The matching numbers engine is recently overhauled and runs outstanding. Cosmetically the engine is superb with correct plating throughout.
This 911 is the perfect example for someone who wants a very high quality car that can be shown, but one that can still be driven and enjoyed with out worrying about your occasional rock chip.
A fantastic example all around in a great color combination, Don’t miss this 911T.
Information on the car prior to our acquisition:
Two Owner – Numbers Matching 1973 911T – Mechanical Fuel Injection. COA from Porsche included.
The car was stored for approximately 25 years in a garage before restoration started. California Car with 74k miles when brought out of storage in Pleasanton CA. No Rust Ever! All panels and floors are original and not repaired. This is the original color, signal yellow. All wheels, instruments, seats, engine, transmission, are all original.
The body was stripped to bare metal, and repainted original signal yellow. Paint and undercoating on the belly pan, in the engine compartment and under hood is still original.
There is a new fuel tank and sport muffler, H4 Headlights. This was a 4 year project with great attention to detail. It still has the original California Blue Plate license plates.
Work performed over 2016-17:
New Bilsteins all around
New Pirelli CN36 Tires (approximately 1000 miles on them today)
Alignment when tires were installed by Gran Prix Tires, Costa Mesa, CA.
New Sport Seats with leather trim and hounds tooth inserts were added in 12/2016 (Made in Torino, Italy).
Completely updated/upgraded Becker Europa II Period Correct Radio w/Blue tooth and hands free installed
2.4 top end rebuild, updated Carrera Chain Tensioners, S Cams
New rubber where needed (Entry trim surrounds, etc.)
Wheels Re-Anodized to factory specs
New front interior air fan motor
Glass on all dash gauges cleaned
Photos of the car in bare metal before paint are available.
For more information please call our sales department at (760) 723-8900.
Complete gallery available http://cprclassic.com/porsche911/2272/
Adding to the great look of this 911T’s Signal Yellow exterior are a pair of sport seats with hounds tooth inserts in the interior. These are not the original seats and it sounds like the original seats were of the standard variety rather than sport seats, but man do these look good. The original seats (with inserts) are said to be available though should the buyer prefer them. I think I’d inquire about getting both sets. That way you get these great looking sport seats, but also have the originals in case you – or a later owner – ever wanted to return the car closer to its original condition.
Everything here looks in spectacular condition. The steering wheel isn’t original either, but it looks great and fits the overall aesthetic of this 911 well. All of these wonderful qualities mean the asking price is very high. At $130K we’re at the top of the market for an entry-level 911. Will this rare and desirable color combination along with the excellent condition of this particular car be enough to reach that level? We’ll have to see.