1972 Porsche 911T

Rob is our resident Porsche nut here at GCFSB, but I had to save one 911 for myself this week. Growing up, my father had a picture of a green 911 set in a very pastoral setting hung on his office wall. I’d always admire that picture when I’d visit his work, his workspace peppered with various other petrolhead paraphernalia that made his colleagues offices look a bit bland. When I set eyes on this 1972 911T for sale in Minnesota, I instantly thought of that picture that hung in his office, which now happens to be his iPhone wallpaper. Some things never change, then. The 1972 911 is a curious year, as the oil tank was moved within the car’s wheelbase in an effort to improve handling. Thus, a 1972 911 can be easily distinguished by it’s oil filler door directly aft of the passenger door. This would last for one year, as it was reported many service stations were putting petrol in the oil tank.

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1970 Porsche 911T

Throughout these pages, I have extolled the virtues of Porsche’s 912 for its simplicity married to the classic 911 design. Here we have the car that effectively became the replacement for the 912 as Porsche’s entry-level rear-engined sports car, following the cessation of 912 production in 1969. While a 911T does not come at quite the cost savings of the 912 it nonetheless offers the most reasonable cost for anyone who must have a vintage long-hood 911 and values seem destined to appreciate at a steady rate that easily eclipses the 912. The 911T was first introduced as the entry-level 911 in 1967 featuring a 2.0 liter flat-six engine delivering 110 hp to the rear wheels through a standard 4-speed or optional 5-speed manual transmission. In 1970 engine displacement was increased to 2.2 liters with an appreciable rise in power to 125 hp. With only 2240 pounds to propel, performance of the 911T is capable, if not brisk, but still provides the driving dynamics and characteristics so highly desired by Porsche enthusiasts. The example featured here, a restored Slate Gray 1970 Porsche 911T with 5-speed manual transmission, comes to us from our friends at EuroWerkz.

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1970 Porsche 911T Coupe

While perusing used car listings there will always be certain cars that immediately grab your attention strictly on appearance alone. It’s a car or style that you weren’t looking for, but nonetheless your attention is held. Such was the case with this car, a 1970 Porsche 911T Coupe in a fantastic shade of Burgundy. Originally released in 1968, the 911T served as the entry-level 911. For the 1970 model year the 911 saw an across the board bump in displacement to a 2.2 liter flat-6 engine, which in the 911T produced 125 hp. While that power was delivered via a 4-speed manual as standard, the 5-speed manual of the 911E and 911S was available as an option on the T, and while the car featured here is short on information, we do know that it comes with the optional 5-speed manual transmission. While the T is not nearly as sought after as its more advanced siblings, especially the S, it still provides the same classic style and performance characteristics that 911 enthusiasts have come to cherish.

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1973 Porsche 911 RSR Clone

While they were cars primarily intended for racing, we do occasionally come across road-going 911 RSR clones for sale even though in some regards it can be difficult to determine what exactly gives it the distinction of being a RSR rather than a RS. Those sorts of technical details aside, a car built towards RSR specifications always will be an excellent performance machine combining light weight with excellent power and mating that thrust to a capably handling chassis. Surround that performance with the iconic design of a ’73 Carrera RS and you have a car that looks just as fantastic as it will drive. The car featured here, located in Illinois, began its life as a 1973 Porsche 911T before being converted to its current specifications. The engine is a built 3.2 liter flat-six mated to a 915 transmission. For the rest of the details on body and suspension, see below. I have no doubt that this would be a very lively car to drive!

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Year: 1973
Model: 911 RSR
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 2 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

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1973 Porsche RSR clone

This is an actual 1973 non-sunroof 911T converted to an RSR – not a backdated impact bumper 911. the fenders, hood, bumpers, ducktail and doors are fiberglass. the rear turbo quarters/flares and roof are steel. I bought the car already converted to an RSR but the condition was poor so i invested considerable time and money into re-building the whole car. It weighs 2080lbs dry and has an estimated 275hp.

link to tons of pictures of the start, build and finished porsche:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/19319612@N07/sets/

below is a list of the components/work that has been done:

body:
media blasted to bare metal, epoxy primed and painted inside and out gulf blue. front fenders, doors, both bumpers, ducktail and hood are fiberglass. all seals replaced except quarter
window seals. all glass original to 1973. interior and engine compartment coated with ceramic heat insulating paint, bottom and wheel wells coated with 3M stone guard prior to paint. all suspension points re-enforced. most spot weld seams seam welded. interior has rs lightweight carpet, GTS seats and bolt in rsr style rollbar (not a full cage). dash is covered with same lightweight carpet. RS door panels. no radio, no heat. front oil lines routed through heater tubes. new headliner also. the minimal sound coatings work very well without adding much weight.

suspension:
aluminum rear arms, 935 spherical bearing spring plates. bilstein rsr valved shocks and 500lb coil springs. tarret swaybars. monoball rear bearings, all new wheel bearings. front has powdercoated A arms, elephant polybronze bearings. struts are bilstien rsr valved and spindles raised 15mm. tarret swaybar, 21mm torsions. rebuilt steering rack. Wheels are Lindsey racing 17×9.5 fr, 17×11 r weld-up fuchs with BBS barrels then powdercoated silver with black trim. tires are new.

brakes:
custom mounted wilwood superlite calipers over 12.2” x 1.25” rotors
rear is custom machined 993 calipers over stock turbo rear rotors.
all new flexable braided brake lines for whole car. new turbo master cylinder and re-built pedalbox.

engine:
3.2L short stroke built on SC case. 98mm 9.5:1 CR mahle pistons/cylinders. carrera oil pump, all new bearings, crank freshly polished and STD. case is shuffle pinned. carrera oil tensioners new oil cooler. ARP rod bolts and head studs. heads mildly ported and twin plugged. new valves/guides and seals. cams are DC62 – from dougerty racing. titanium retainers and new race springs. fresh rebuilt by performance oriented weber 46 carbs. european headers and muffler type megaphones (sound better than any porsche you have heard) all jet-hot coated grey. ignition is electromotive HPV twin-plug setup. a front oil cooler was added with aeroquip lines to the front.

transmission:
915 mag case with Wevo gate shift, guard torque sensing differential. shifter is Wevo also. all new syncronizers. powerhaus side plate with new bearings. swepco oil. lightweight flywheel, new clutch with aluminum pressure plate housing. new carrera half-shafts and CV joints.

electrical:
wire harness replaced with universal painless wire harness, only the wiper and turn signal stalks retain the porsche wiring. there is an O2 sensor and controller in the interior of the car – not mounted. no radio however electrical lines are there to power a radio. no antenna, defrost, fan and the wiper squirters are not connected.

basically everything is done on this car, however the final set-up still needs to be done. the carbs and ignition need to be adjusted. the car needs an alignment also, steering wheel is not centered. some of the fuel line routing is not great around the engine but it all works. there are 2 tiny oil drips – one is the right chain cover and the other is the lower left valve cover.

I have way more in this car than i will get for it, I am not in the business of flipping/restoring cars. This was a personal project that took too long and way too much money to complete. I am not desperate to sell. I will answer any and all questions the best i can. I have the title in hand as well as a ton of receipts. The mileage listed is not real – this car is a fresh restoration that has not been road registered. I will help as much as i can to assist in shipping.

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This vehicle is being sold “as is”.
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The ’73 RS Replica I featured in a previous post, which sold for $37,000, shares a few similarities in the execution and build and might give us a ballpark figure to assess a potential selling price for this car. This RSR Clone comes in with a lighter weight and with the 3.2 liter engine produces more horsepower. It was also built from an original long-hood 911 rather than a back-dated example with impact bumpers. How much that last detail especially might nudge the price up in this auction remains to be seen, but I suspect we’ll see this one come in quite a bit above the ’73 RS Replica. This is a beautiful car that has had a lot of work, and while it still needs a little bit of work to run at its full potential, it will undoubtedly make for a fantastic car.

-Rob

Barn Find: 1971 Porsche 911T

We’ve shown a couple of cars like this one recently: Porsches from the ’70s that are in need of a lot of love so that they can be enjoyed again. The Heap of the Week I featured a couple of weeks ago would have been more suited for a full restoration seeking collector status. That car is remarkably similar to the car featured here and this one should probably be approached with a similar ideal. Here we have a Red 1971 Porsche 911T located in Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC.

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Year: 1971
Model: 911T
Engine: 2.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 71,395 mi
Price: No Reserve Auction

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You are bidding on a 1971 911T 5-speed coupe w/o sunroof. It was manufactured 10/70. This is a “behind-the-barn” find that shows the results of being left out in the elements for too long. The car is all original and intact with 71,395 miles with matching numbers. Original color was Pastel Blue #2020 but now has a poor repaint to red. This car will require extensive restoration. The lower portions of the front pans have extensive rust. Full replacement of the front pans, right and left battery boxes, gas tank (?) and forward portion of the floor pans is required. The structure and pans to the rear of the mid-point, torsion tubes, shock mounts, etc. are clean and rust-free. Rockers show some minor rust, but seem to be intact. Rocker trim is S type. Door jambs, hinge mountings and surrounds are intact and still serve up that Porsche “ping” when closed. Headlight bowls are intact and are not rusted. All glass is original and present with some slight delamination showing in the front windshield. Some rust is present in the body panels as shown in the photos; the underside trailing edge of the rear deck lid is the worst. Original front seats will require recovering; rear seats are in good condition. Radio is not original. Door panels and hardware is all present. Top of the dash and rear deck panel will require replacement due to sun damage. Headliner is intact with original visors. All trim is present.

This is a roller (not a driver) with working steering, clutch, trans and emergency brake (main brakes are not operational). Forward mounts for front torsion bars are weak so some care in moving the car is required. Car can be easily loaded onto a flat bed or trailer. Engine does not run but turns over easily and is fully intact. Engine is stock 2.7, no AC and has original Weber carb setup and original air filter box. Wheels are original Fuchs (5). Body serial # is 911 112 0880 and engine # is 6115054.

The photos and the details outlined above present as best I can the present conditions of this car. Further photos and info can be provided on request and the car is available for inspection. There is a clean and current title for this car issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Willing to sell to buyers in Canada, Europe, Germany, UK and USA on the condition that payment is received in full and all shipping arrangements are made by the buyer prior to release of the car.

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This car isn’t in as good a condition relative to the car I posted for the Heap of the Week. There’s quite a bit of rust on the body, the dash is shot, and this is only a roller, rather than a driver. But for a barn find those “features” aren’t necessarily unexpected. There also appears to be some confusion over the engine. The seller states that the car has a stock 2.7 liter engine, which of course is not the standard 2.2 of a 1971 911T. I would presume this is merely a typo, but it’s certainly worth investigating just to be sure. This car is offered on auction for No Reserve and ideally it could be had at a discount relative to the $21,000 price of the Heap. We shall see. These cars command very good prices when restored to excellent condition so even a car in this shape won’t come cheaply. With bidding currently at $4,500 this is surely something to keep one’s eye on, and while we’re likely to see that rise quickly, for someone interested in a project this could make for an interesting investment.

-Rob

Heap of the Week (Part II): 1971 Porsche 911T

The Heap of the Week has been a fun addition for those of us here at GCFSB. Sometimes it’s nice to take a break from searching for and writing up pristine examples of exciting cars and the Heap provides us just that sort of excursion. This week we have another potential project Porsche to feature. Unlike the high starting cost of last week’s 1962 356 Cabriolet Super, this 1971 Porsche 911T should be able to be had for much less money and could provide for a worthwhile investment of one’s time and energy (and more money). Long-hood Porsches of most any variant have seen a serious uptick in value amongst collectors so a potential restoration such as this one is certainly worth a look.

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Year: 1971
Model: 911T
Engine: 2.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 118,223 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

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Car was found in a barn after sitting for 17 years and had been 80’s blacked out, painted red several times and fiberglass front and rear bumpers added (front is still fiberglass). The heads had been removed from the engine and disassembled. I had the heads professionally reworked, valves and guides redone as needed and the motor reassembled to get it running. The carbs were cleaned and new gaskets installed. The engine and transmission were reinstalled, rebuilt the brake calipers, cleaned the gas tank, rebuilt clutch, installed new batteries, replaced brake and fuel lines, sourced and installed used heat exchangers, muffler, rear bumpers, license plate valence, interior and exterior mirrors etc. The car now runs drives and stops. The engine runs rough and would benefit from attention to the original Zenith carburetors and Marelli distributor. The cases were not split, just got the car running to evaluate the next step. Overall the car is very solid and a good candidate for restoration.

Condition is good for age of car, pictures show areas that need attention before painting. All gauges, lights work with the exception of speedo. Electric sunroof works.

VIN: 9111121452
Engine#: 6115926
Transmission#: 114909 (911/01)
Odometer: 18223
Clear Ky title
COA Matching #’s
Pastel Blue/ 20

For Photo Bucket link to 400+ pics please reply with request.

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The seller of this car sounds like he has a decent handle on the work done thus far and certainly that is a plus. This car definitely needs a bit of work both inside and out, but the body appears in reasonable condition and it has a working engine (albeit one that still needs attention). Bidding at the moment is low at $2,247, but that is with the reserve still on. It’s always difficult to gauge a seller’s reserve on cars like these, but for anyone interested in reaping the rewards of a project Porsche an inquiry with the seller wouldn’t hurt. Even if this car is never returned to collector condition, putting it back into driving shape, or even converting it to a track car, should provide for time well spent and a fun car to take out for some weekend backroads.

-Rob

1973 Porsche 911T

With the discontinuation of the four cylinder 912 in 1970, Porsche was in need of an entry level 911. The 911T, introduced in 1967, effectively filled this gap. In 1971, the engine in the T was enlarged, along with the rest of the 911 range, to 2.4 liters, providing 130 horsepower in “T” form. Also new, much to the chagrin of some involved in competition, was a new gearbox with a traditional H pattern in place of the dogleg first gear arrangement in models prior. This 911T for sale in California is said to be an original car, owned by the original owner for 28 years and now has showing just under 66,000 miles on the clock.

Year: 1973
Model: 911T
Engine: 2.4 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 75,000 mi
Price: No reserve auction

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1973 Porsche 911T. This is an authentic, original example of a Porsche 911T. All original and complete car, a very nice 40 year old example of a Porsche 911T. Odometer reads 65,762 original miles. Have all of the original owners and previous owners receipts showing progression of mileage since 1973. First owner owned the car for almost 28 years.

Vehicle/Chassis Number: 9113100329
Engine Number: 6130237

Assume this to be a matching numbers Porsche because none of the work receipts show any evidence of engine replacement. To be one hundred percent sure you can contact Porsche and for a fee they will check and provide a “Certificate of Authenticity.”

Fuel Injection
Good, strong running car, shifts and stops as it should
Typical small amount of smoke at start up as most of these early Porsches do
(5) original Porsche Fuchs wheels including the spare
Hella front driving lights, period correct with correct horn grille mounting hardware
Current up to date California registration, with title or pink slip in hand
Newer interior, tan leatherette seats and rear panels
Have additional leatherette material to do both car doors and all of the dash inserts. Will be included with the car
The original radio dash plate will be included with the car. Although no original radio
Period correct carpeting with correct black binding
Custom made matching carpet floor mats for the front and rear
(4) original ignition keys and the rare factory red valet key
(2) original 911T owners manuals included
Original radio manual, owners maintenance folder, and receipt folder from Porsche
The original Porsche tool kit and jack included
(2) steel jack plates that fit into the square tube for jacking up the vehicle included
Porsche bra for the front of the car included
Yokohama tires all in good shape as you can tell from the photos
The car has been switched to a single battery but all wiring is still intact
Kenwood CD in the dash with a 10 disc changer included
Titanium advantage adjustable strut bar included
Auto alarm included

This car has been extremely fun to own, looks great, has bright chrome and still turns a few heads around town. The Porsche has been repainted once as far as I can tell by others. Not the best job, certainly not a quality show car paint finish. It’s a good driver quality paint job that is starting to show its age. Meaning, paint chips, dull spots and one area of cracking. The rear license plate panel needs some attention as well.

Bottom edges of rocker panels need some cosmetic attention, although very solid (see second to last photo). A high quality paint job would make the car absolutely beautiful! The Porsche also has dash cap over the original dash. I have never removed it so I do not know what condition the dash is in. The original Porsche clock is not working as is true with most of these clocks. The rubber inserts on all of the bumpers could be replaced. The front and rear windshields could use new rubber seals. Although not leaking, the previous owner added clear silicone to the top of the front windshield seal.

Thank you for looking at my Porsche, feel free to ask as many questions as you feel necessary. I am happy to help assist you with the auto transport experience.

This isn’t a bad example of a 911T, but a few things hold it back. First, if I was selling this car, I would have made it a point to get the authenticity certificate from Porsche. If you are selling the car as original, I wouldn’t let the buyer assume anything. This document is a must have in this case. Second, it’s not exactly original if it has had a respray and interior refurbish. But, there may be an upside to that because if this was an original paint/interior car, prospective buyers would have been less apt to mess with the patina.

-Paul

Custom 1972 Porsche 911T/E/S/RS/SC/ETC.?

This Porsche falls into a similar category as the last Porsche that made it here, uber clean, somewhat modded, and well documented.

The listing provides good information, (some a bit over the top description),  a little history, and plenty of photos. Because of the modifications, this 911 can’t quite figure out whether it is a E, T, S,  RS, or SC, the VIN shows it started life as a US model E series 911T. An easy identifying feature on this car is the ölklappe, oil filler flap, mounted behind the passenger door on the rear fender. This feature only appeared for this one year after too many Porsche drivers were finding their service attendants filling the oil tank with gasoline.

This car was updated in 1989 with a 3.0 180 horsepower SC engine. Presumably the other mods and restoration work like the repaint occurred at the same time.

The car comes with a set of deep lipped Fuchs 6Jx15 alloy rims and European H4 headlights.  It also has a nice combination or original and custom interior bits.

The seller is a bit shady on the actual mileage, only listing that it has covered 5,300 miles since the modifications. Someone who is good enough to write such an elaborate description, really should know better and should have included the actual chassis mileage in the space eBay provides.

The seller does have a binder full of receipts documenting the car’s service history, which is always a nice bonus.

If one was looking for an original 1972 911T, this is not the car, but if you were looking for a vintage 911 that is partially original with a well cared for history and tasteful restoration and modification, this could be the one.

It is listed on a British site for £21,950  or about $35,400.

~Evan