The 911T was added to the Porsche line up in 1968 as the base level 911, effectively replacing the 912. Equipped with the same basic 2.0 liter engine as the other models in the range, albeit in de-tuned 110 bhp form, it was priced at roughly 10% less that its more powerful brother, the 911S, in an effort to generate sales and increase market share.
As of 1969, the 911T was lengthened by 2” in its wheelbase – a move made across the 911 range in an effort to cure the rather nervous handling characteristics which had hitherto been experienced. It retained its Weber carburettors, whilst the other 911 models received mechanical fuel injection for the first time. 1970 brought on the first engine displacement increase for the 911T, to 2.2 Litres, increasing the power output to 125 bhp, whilst in 1972 a major step forward was made by fitting 911Ts with the 2.4 Litre engine and mechanical fuel injection system previously used by the rest of the range. Consequently, power output increased to 130 bhp for European market cars and 140 bhp for Export models.
According to its Porsche letter of origin dated 3rd February 2015, this 911T was manufactured in July 1972 and was subsequently exported to Japan, where it remained until being sold to England in 2016. The car is a matching numbers example and, as an export model, retains the more desirable 140 bhp engine.
Beautifully presented in its original livery of light ivory with black interior, the car is equipped with a 911S front spoiler, tinted windows, leather steering wheel, and sits on 15 inch Fuchs wheels. Interestingly, as a 1972 car, it is one of the few 911Ts to be fitted with an external oil filler cap.
The car has just received a major service by a Porsche Main Agent, and has new TÜV certification to 2019.
Indeed a classic and sought after Porsche 911 and as such not to be missed.