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.
In its first incarnation, Porsche’s single-overhead-camshaft, air-cooled flat six displaced 1,991cc and produced 130bhp; progressively enlarged and developed, it would eventually grow to more than 3 litres and, in turbo-charged form, put out well over 300 horsepower. The 911T was added to the Porsche line up in 1968 as the “Touring” form of the 911
A lengthened wheelbase introduced in 1969 improved the 911’s handling, and then in 1970 the engine underwent the first of many enlargements – to 2.2 litres. Tenacious adhesion, responsive steering, very good flexibility, superb brakes, meticulous finish and a solid, unburst-able feel were just some of the virtues praised by Motor magazine in its test of a Porsche 911 in 1973.
This wonderful example has been owned by the same private individual for over 24 years who purchased the car from its original custodian. In recent years the car has had a lot of money spent on it, both mechanically and cosmetically. Included in the cars comprehensive mechanical overhaul were the replacement of all 4 brake callipers, ensuring that this car is primed and ready for its next custodian!