‘The 911 is the best Porsche ever – all the vices of the old suspension have been eliminate, and the modern offbeat styling should have a much broader appeal than the old bathtub shape. The overhead-cam, air-cooled flat 6-cylinder engine, the 5-speed all-synchro transmission, and the 4-wheel disc brakes are irresistible to anybody who ever felt a flicker of desire for any Porsche in the past.’ Car & Driver.
The first of countless upgrades to the perennial 911 came in 1966, two years after production had commenced, with the introduction of the 911S. Easily distinguishable by its stylish Fuchs five-spoked alloy wheels, the ‘S’ featured a heavily revised engine producing 160bhp. In 1967 the 911T (Touring) was introduced as a new base model, initially with the 2.0-litre engine in 110bhp form before gaining the 2.2-litre unit along with the rest of the range in 1969, by which time the 911’s wheelbase had been extended by 57mm to tame the sometimes wayward handling. Such was the 911’s success that within a few years Porsche was selling cars faster than it could build them, a state of affairs that led to a substantial proportion being manufactured by coachbuilder Karmann at its Osnabrück factory.
This stunning, recently restored example of a rare 1969 911T with fully working Sportomatic transmission is presented in its original colour scheme of red with red interior. Imported from the USA by the current owner in 2013, the car has undergone a full restoration over the last four years with work undertaken by Porsche Specialists Nine Excellence, together with Porsche Approved Body Shop.
Imported from the USA by the owner in October 2013 this matching number 1969 911 Touring with Sportomatic transmission has undergone a full restoration over the last four years. The work has been conducted by Porsche Specialist Nine Excellence together with Porsche Approved Body Shop. The car has been restored completely whilst retaining original parts. The bodywork has been painted in the original colour, the car had a complete new underside fitted by Porsche Approved Body Shop. The interior has been fully re-trimmed retaining original parts where appropriate. The engine has been restored, with original carburettors rebuilt and the transmission has been overhauled and works perfectly. The rest of the mechanics have been overhauled including the shocks, brakes etc.
The semi-automatic transmission known as Sportomatic had a conventional synchromesh gearbox along with a torque converter and a normal clutch which was controlled by a vacuum controlled lever. Shifting gears without a clutch pedal to press resulted in very smooth changes and a more relaxed drive when compared to its manual siblings. Over the decades many of these transmissions were converted to manual transmission which means there are very few left that work as well as this one does.
With a recorded 41,847 miles and extensive history folder including COA and original parts, this is an excellent opportunity to purchase what we considered to be one of the best available examples. Everything on the car is matching numbers and whilst there is no need for a MoT due to its age, the car has passed with no advisories.