‘The 911 is the best Porsche ever – all the vices of the old suspension have been eliminated 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.
Registered in 1969, this lovely early 911T has recently been repainted in the brilliant period colour of Bahama Yellow, with a contrasting black interior.Mechanically, we have been informed any technical issues have been dealt with, notably the gearbox has been rebuilt, whilst the engine is said to perform strongly. Bills and receipts are available to support work completed on the car. This very attractive Porsche is a great buy for the Porsche enthusiast seeking a pretty yet highly useable early 911.