- Exterior: Sepia
- Interior: Brown
- Engine: 2.7 liter MFI flat-6 RS spec
- Transmission: 5-speed manual 915
- Mileage: 120,200 miles
- s/n: 9112101178
- Price: SOLD
1972 Porsche 911T Coupe
This is a spectacular show quality outside oil filler 911T Coupe. The car has been in the care of the same owner since 1978, and has been superbly modified in a no-expesnse spared fashion with a 2.7 liter RS spec engine, suspension, transmission, and braking upgrades to match. The car is, simply put, one of the finest 911s we have ever seen, RS’s included. It is extremely complete with books, tons of records, and tools, and drives and shows superbly.
This car is in Napa, CA
Early 911’s are rare finds today among collector cars. They have unparalleled drivability and usability, especially when compared with other cars of the same vintage. There is a certain wholeness, cohesiveness, agility, and communicativeness that is only evident when they are driven, and it is no surprise that they have a fanatical following. Until quite recently, however, they were just used cars, which makes finding genuinely solid which have been continuously cared throughout the car’s life very difficult today. All early 911’s have appreciated tremendously in recent years, with good solid cars seeing especially significant increases in value. The late cars (1972 and 1973), which are fitted with 2.4 liter engines, are very desirable, and are generally regarded to be the ultimate development of the original ‘long hood’ 911.
This particular car is an outstanding example that has been fastidiously maintained and modified by its perfectionist owner. He purchased the car from a friend who was the car’s second owner in 1978. The car’s original owner kept it for only a year or two, and the car has been in California since the early 1970’s. It is structurally outstanding and has never had any rust repairs. The car has been restored as needed over the years, but has never been completely disassembled, and has the wonderfully coherent feeling of a fundamentally intact car.
Modifications and specifications include:
- Suspension and brakes: 7”X15” frosted Fuchs all round, SC struts with S calipers, Koni adjustable shock absorbers, 21mm and 26mm torsion bars, 19mm swaybars (Wrightwood) with Zerkite bushings, black powder-coated Weltmeister strut tower brace, mild autocross/street setup
- Engine: Original engine case upgraded to 2.7 liter RS specs by Dwight Mitchell, intake risers are fitted to improve low end torque, shuffle pinned and line bored, ported heads and throttle bodies, all new factory S injection parts employed, SSI heat exchangers and Dansk single outlet muffler (all polished), Factory S brass oil cooler lines with fender-mounted Turbatrol oil cooler, Wevo engine mounts, breakerless ignition.
- Transmission: 915 (matching numbers) Wevo shifter and Quaiffe limited slip.
- Exterior: The car has S trim, as well as H1 headlamps, and a steel S front spoiler.
- Interior: Recaro high back sport seats and Momo steering wheel. Otherwise original and excellent including carpets, dash, rear seats, door panels, parcel shelf, and headliner.
The driving experience of the car is nothing short of awesome. Compared to a stock 1972 911T, the transformation is absolute. In all respects, the car performs significantly better, with the most significant differences being the additional 80hp, and the superbly dialed in suspension. The car pulls extremely strongly, and is extremely composed while cornering. This is a car that it feels like one is sitting *in* rather than *on*. The suspension is very capable at controlling body movement and is firm without being harsh, and the car feels quite similar to a properly set up G50 Carrera 3.2, but lighter and more nimble. The braking performance is also excellent, while the Wevo shifter addresses the common complaints about the vagueness of the 915 gearbox.
There are invoices included back to 1975, along with original manual set (including Blaupunkt radio manual), tool roll with tools, jack and two spares: one beautifully refinished Fuchs and the original steel spare.
The car is in stunning cosmetic condition. The owner has shown the car regularly for many years, and the car is clean to the point of being ridiculous. Everywhere one looks, there is impressive evidence of how clean the car is, from the oil and fuel filler areas to the battery and smuggler’s boxes and undercarriage. The paintwork is outstanding in terms of both execution and condition. Much of the exterior has been repainted, though the right door, roof, and rear bumper tips are still in their original paint, as are all of the jambs. The match is perfect, and the paint has been beautifully polished and cared for so that it has tremendous depth. The body is extremely straight and completely free of rust. There are a handful of small chips on the front end, as well as some chipping on the rear bumper tips, which have never been repainted. The paintwork is otherwise free of blemishes. The trim and glass are excellent as well, as are the lights and lenses. The rubber is showing some age around the windscreens and on some of the light gaskets. The wheels and tires are excellent, and the car sits on Yokohama AVS tires, with a Michelin XWX spare.
The interior is in excellent original shape. The carpets are outstanding and original, as is the headliner. There is one very small blemish on the dashboard by the defroster vent, which is from a tool used during the installation of a new dashboard about twenty years ago. The car currently has more modern high back Recaro sport seats, which are extremely comfortable and supportive. The original seats in good condition are also included. The steering wheel is a Momo, and the original is included as well. The switches and instruments are excellent, and the car has its original Blaupunkt radio, which works well. The back seats, parcel shelf, and headliner are also original and excellent, as are the door panels, including the pockets.
The engine and engine compartment are spectacularly clean and detailed throughout, from the valve covers to the engine lid. The trunk and undercarriage are also extremely clean and detailed. The full carpet set is in excellent shape, and the battery boxes are likely better than new. The attention devoted to the trunk is typical of this car. The owner replaced the ground straps because he didn’t like the appearance of the old ones, and he had a 6”X15” Fuchs wheel refinished inside and out to match the other wheels and fitted with a Michelin XWX tire just because “it looks cool”. The heat exchangers and mufflers are highly polished, and most of the suspension components have been powder coated black.
This is a genuinely unrepeatable opportunity to acquire what amounts to one of the finest early 911’s around. Superbly clean, the car is and always has been rust-free thanks to its long term California ownership. It has been under the care of the same perfectionist owner for 32 years, and has been cared for and modified with consummate attention to detail, and is very complete with books, tools, and records. Lastly, it’s a blast to drive!