Lot 190 - 1973 Porsche 911T
|Sold - £62,720
- Matching numbers example
- Correctly refurbished Fuchs wheels
- Stunning colour combination
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 1973.5 model, these T models produced 140bhp and also boasted the newer type standard H-pattern (915) gearbox, which, in tandem, provided a smooth yet powerful engine and proved great fun to drive.
This beautifully presented Porsche is a late F series model that came with the S appearance package. It has been the pride and joy of the current owner for the past seven years. Prior to this ownership, it was owned by a lady for 26 years in the USA prior to being imported, in 2012, by Mark Waring, the renowned Porsche aficionado. The car was refreshed with new paint in its original colour of metallic silver (8080) and received an engine top end overhaul with the engine detailed and metalwork zinc plated. This 911T has perfect panel gaps and retains a lot of original parts such as the original floor pans, carpets, door cards, dash, radio, rear shelf, boot carpet and wheel arch trims etc… and the original Fuchs wheels that complement the stunning coachwork. Several upgrades carried out over the past seven years include, a Scart stainless steel sports exhaust system, a Weber 40 IDA carburettor conversion that improves power, rear Bilstein sports shock absorbers, a rare Porsche 380mm leather steering wheel, as per RS, BF Torino sports seats with the original headrests fitted to them, a larger 18mm anti-roll bar, adjustable suspension rear sway arm fitted for easy ride height adjustment, new Khumo tyres, an up-graded CDI control box (with the original included as a spare) and the original radio rebuilt with an iPhone connection. A recent service has been carried out and DSD Motorwerks also performed an engine leak down test in June 2017 (approximately 1,500 miles ago), which indicated very good engine compression on all cylinders. The engine is the original matching numbers unit with the very desirable 7R crankcases similar to the 1973 RS models of the same year. This 911T also featured, via the Porsche club, on the front cover of Total 911 magazine last year with an article inside. As well as a certificate of authenticity, this 911 has a large history file that includes the service book, warranty card, owner’s manual, service/maintenance bills plus previous owner correspondence and UKV5 registration document. Importantly, less is more so to speak, as this is an example that does not include a sunroof, electric windows or rear wash wipe as so more easily converted to RS specification. We are informed that this example drives fantastically well and feels very light on its feet. We are also told that it has proved extremely reliable having visited the Silverstone Classic and the Ace Café on several occasions with the Porsche Club and also trips to Le Mans in soaring heat, all having performed without fault.
With its silver coachwork and contrasting black interior, this 911T looks fabulous. With performance to match, this will surely give a new owner a real sense of pride of ownership.
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