Lot 211 - 1972 Porsche 911T
|Odometer reading||49,000 miles|
|Estimate||£95,000 - £125,000|
|Result||Sold - £140,000|
- External oil filler ‘Oil Klapper’ example
- Restoration by Porsche
- Matching numbers, UK supplied right hand drive example
- Supplied with period registration UCL 5K on retention
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 Le Mans as well as other major sports cars races. The original Porsche 911 with its famous and distinctive design was mechanically notable for being rear-engined and air-cooled. Production would run from autumn 1963 until 1989. The 1972 911 series model had the unusual and rare oil filler behind the right side door, with the dry sump oil tank relocated from behind the right rear wheel to the front in an attempt to move the centre of gravity slightly forward for better handling. An extra oil filler flap was located on the rear wing and for this reason it became known as an ‘Oil Klapper’.
This truly unique and stunning 1972 911T, originally completed on the 1st July 1972, and sold by Porsche Cars, Great Britain in Reading is presented in gleaming silver metallic coachwork with the correct blue Madras chequered trim. A rare 72’ external oil filler example, this car has been owned by a fanatical collector who, with originality the key, had this fastidiously restored by one of the very few official Porsche Classic Partners in the UK, exclusively appointed by Porsche Cars Great Britain – Porsche Swindon at an extraordinary cost. Invoices from Porsche alone total over £150,000. This car was originally supplied with optional sports seats, rear wiper and sliding sunroof, and as found on the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity is a matching numbers UK market example. When restoring, the owner also gathered many period articles about the 911T which accompanies all of the original sales literature that would have been supplied with the car from new. The engine bay is as impressive as the exterior of the car with all the correct stickers in place, sitting on the correct Fuchs wheels and with excellent shut lines as you would expect. Included with the sale is period registration UCL 5K which is on retention and would be a nice addition to add on classic plates. Timeless engineering and a particular fanatical eye for details makes this one of the best period 911’s we have seen. All original and restored by the manufacturer, collectors’ examples do not come any better, and with the more relaxed T engine, this is a car ready to be enjoyed and a sure fire investment with someone else having spent the huge outlay on creating 911 perfection.
Interested parties should note that this Lot is registered LPL 575W however the vendor is supplying registration UCL 5K which is on retention and can be applied after the sale.
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