‘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.
All matching numbers chassis, engine, gearbox and paint colour: 1515 -G Irish Green , this 1970 Porsche 911T Karmann Coupe, 2.2 litre is Irish Green with Brown leatherette interior.
Optional equipment: US Equipment, Comfort Equipment, Tinted Windshield. Extensive work was done on the engine by the previous owner in the mid-eighties (receipts available). Recent work includes body work, paint job, new floors, interior (door pockets are original), upholstery, brakes and light engine work (cleaning and tune up). Fitted with 15 inch Fuchs wheels and new tires. Runs and drives very well. The car is equipped with the original jack, owner’s manual and spare tyre, as well as receipt history and the original certificate of authenticity
Offered here is a very original example of the sought after 911 T which was first registered in 1970. The bodywork is described as: ‘very bright with no rust, straight shut lines and nice body panels. The engine is very sweet and it drives beautifully.’