Porsche’s long-running 911 arrived in 1964, replacing the 356. The latter’s rear-engined layout was retained but the 911 switched to unitary construction for the body shell and dropped the 356’s VW-based suspension in favour of a more modern McPherson strut and trailing arm arrangement. The 911T was added to the Porsche line up in 1968 as the “Touring” form of the 911. It had the 2.0-litre engine, but with a performance output of 110bhp. The T was the base model, costing 10 percent less that it’s more powerful brother, the 911S.
As of 1969, the 911T got the 2-inch lengthening in its wheelbase as did the 911S however it did retain its Weber carburettors while the other 911S received mechanical fuel injection. 1970 brought on the first engine displacement increase, to 2.2-litres. That upped the output to 125bhp. For both ‘70 and ‘71, the engine had Zenith carbs, and kept the same compression ratio of 8.6:1. Until 1972, all 911T models had a different transmission than the 911S and 911E. In 1972, the 911S received 2.4-litres and the 911T output 140bhp at 5,600 rpm.
Presented in its sensational original colour of metallic gold coachwork (code 8888), this 911 really stands out with contrasting black interior. Fitted with a 5-speed manual gearbox and benefitting from a factory electric sunroof. One of only 1,302 long nose coupes with the CIS fuel injection system, there is a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity in the file confirming the matching chassis and engine numbers. Recently, this car has been subjected to a comprehensive restoration with new panels to the tune of approximately £20,000, with invoices in the file. The car has just been serviced and inspected by Porsche specialist, Tower Porsche, and is ready to drive away. The car comes with UK V5C registration, tool kit, jack, immobiliser and alarm.
|Auction||The London Classic Car Show|
|Auction Date||16th February 2019|
|Day of Auction||N/A|
|Registration Number||UK Registered|
|Model||911 2.4 T/E|
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