Lot 159 - 1973 Porsche 911T
|Odometer reading||43,000 miles|
|Estimate||£54,000 - £59,000|
|Result||Sold - £62,720|
The original Porsche 911 was introduced in Autumn 1963 and manufactured until 1989. It was succeeded by a modified version, internally referred to as Porsche 964, but still sold as Porsche 911, as are current models. Mechanically, the 911 was notable for being rear-engined and air-cooled and, from its inception, the 911 was modified both by private teams and the factory itself for racing, rallying and other types of competition. The original 911 series is often cited as the most successful competition car ever, especially when its variations are included; namely the powerful 911-derived 935 which won the 24 Hours du Mans and other major sportscar races outright against prototypes. The 911T was the first Porsche to receive the new Bosch K-Jetronic or CIS engine (Continuous Injection System) from January 1973 onwards. Often referred to as 1973 1/2, these T models produce 140bhp and also boast the newer type standard H pattern (915) gearbox which, in tandem, provide a smooth yet powerful engine and are great fun to drive.
This lefthand drive, matching numbers, 1973 Porsche 911T coupé with electric sunroof was sold new by McPeak Porsche/Audi in Walnut Creek, California and has a complete history going back to then, even including the original windscreen sticker. The last owner purchased it from the fifth owner in 2013, with the last three owners all members of the Porsche Club of America and all of the previous owners spending substantial sums maintaining this car. One in particular decided to upgrade the engine to virtually 'S' specification and on file an invoice confirms the $20,000 engine rebuild and upgrades undertaken. At the same time, the car was lowered with Bilstein sports suspension and a Dansk stainless dual outlet exhaust was fitted. In 1997, a Porsche Owner's Club 'purchasing check list' was carried out and the car scored 97%, remaining in the same condition today. Last year the car was sent to Tuthill Porsche for a full inspection and major service and evidently, no expense was spared in the preparation; £6,000 was spent with Tuthill's ensuring that the car is absolutely on the button and ready to enjoy. All invoices and inspection reports, which report no mechanical or body defaults, are in the history file and Tuthill's reported that it is a very good car. The car has been previously repainted in the original metallic blue and the black interior is in excellent condition. This 911T is supplied with a V5C registration document and a file containing all the invoices and inspection reports.
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