Original sales documentation and records from new including $49,000 engine rebuild and upgrade to 2.9L, and Porsche Boxster brake upgrade package to match.
1973 Porsche 911T
s/n 9113102030, eng. no. 61338808
Silver with Black Interior
Porsche 911T History
In 1963, when Porsche revealed the all-new 911 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the revolutionary design took the automotive world by storm. Developed largely in secret as a replacement for the highly successful but aging 356, the 911 offered a fresh, contemporary design with expansive glass, fastback body lines, and more power. Favorably priced when compared against other sports cars, the 911 became the darling of the automotive press where it continues to remain today. More than 70 years later the 911 continues to leverage heritage architecture and race bred performance to build exemplary sports cars.
In 1969, for the 1970 model year, Porsche released the 2.2L C-Series Model 911 for the 1970 model year. With the larger bore of 2165cc and 125hp, this model was badged as the 911T. Further refinements included lengthening the wheelbase by 2.4 inches, flaring the front and rear fenders to accommodate wider wheels and tires, upgrading the heating and ventilating systems, and numerous other interior and exterior improvements, all of which created a car that greatly benefited from seven years of refinement and customer feedback. In 1972 and through mid 1973, the 2.4-liter engine and stronger gearbox further enhanced performance. Although more powerful variants of the 911 were offered, the 911T was the ideal lower cost performance variant in the lineup which offered a spirited car suitable for daily use, particularly the later series cars fitted with mechanical fuel injection.
History of This Example
Supported by original invoice, window sticker, and service documentation dating back to the date of purchase, this Porsche was purchased from Commonwealth Porsche, Boston, MA, on June 22, 1973. The first owner mercifully traded in his Pontiac Firebird Esprit, reducing the $10,000 purchase price by $2,600.00. The original window sticker lists the following factory features:
Silver Metallic Paint
Fresh Air Heating and Ventilation
Leatherette Covered Steering Wheel
Electric Heated Rear Window
Mechanical Fuel Injection
4-Wheel Ventilated Disc Brakes
3-Speed Windshield Wipers
High-Capacity Discharge Ignition
Rubber Bumperettes Front and Rear
In addition to these features, this car was also outfitted with the Porsche G26 option package which consisted of S trim, heated rear glass, sway bars, S instrumentation, air-conditioning, and Fuchs wheels.
Copies of service records while under first ownership include regular services at the purchasing dealership including a 10k service in February 1974, windshield replacement August 1974, engine work in 1975, headlamp recall work performed in 1977.
Original ownership continued when the owner moved to San Francisco, CA, achieving the first of many smog certificates in 1980, at which time, the car had accumulated 70,920 consecutive miles. Celebrating his arrival in sunny California, the original owner commissioned American Sunroof Company to install a correct Porsche sunroof. In October 1980, The Porshop, San Rafael, CA rebuilt the original engine, beginning many years of ongoing service with this establishment. Service records continued through the 1980s with dealership services and specialty shops. In September 1982, the car was repainted including the replacement of the right front fender, body panel adjustments, and right door rust and door post rust repairs. Documented services through 1984 indicate 116,172 miles recorded by hand from the first owner for all services up to that year.
In 1989 the car was sold to the second owner, who continued services with many of the same Porsche specialists in the Bay Area. The third and current consigning owner purchased the car in 1992. In 2004, the current owner commissioned The Stable, San Francisco, CA to restore the car with enhanced performance in mind. Retaining the original engine casing, the engine was upgraded to 2.9-liter 9.5:1 compression specification with 46mm PMO carburetors, and removal of the AC system and lines. Other features of note include a Windrush shift lever kit and brace, turbo tie rods, Bilstein front struts and rear shocks, 2.7 RS ignition distributor, 930 exhaust valves, SSI heat exchangers, and numerous other performance details totaling nearly $50k, as shown in the invoices included with the car. The completed build yielded dyno test results of 274hp (documentation included). During this time the wheels were upgraded to Porsche the later series “Cookie Cutter” 15” design, the dashboard was recovered, and the transmission overhauled. In 2009 a Dansk sport muffler was installed, oil and filter service performed, updated valves and caskets installed, and Pertronix points installed, followed by a 2012 ignition coil replacement. In 2013 a new right rear wheel bearing was installed, and an oil and filter service performed. The current owner has continued to maintain the car with regular service and maintained the AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) battery on a high-end maintenance charger when stored.
Today, showing 30,978 miles, this 911T presents as a sound example with driver level finishes and consistent cosmetics. With known history and services since delivered new and 2.9-liter engine upgrade, the combination yields a very capable iteration of this original model. The exterior finish is glossy and smooth overall though front facing surfaces are speckled with stone chips and the metallic flake is slightly more pronounced than the original Porsche silver. The hood, and deck lid open and shut with generally good gaps, though the hood does need occasional encouragement to remain fully shut and the sunroof has variation in the gap when closed. Much of the detail, rubber, and glass appear consistent for a driver level 911 including chrome window trim showing hazing and light scuff marks, but otherwise in keeping with the overall condition and presentation.
The various trim and emblems throughout the car are in very nice condition while the chrome headlight trim and door handles, side view mirrors, and fog lamps are in excellent condition. The windshield has been replaced; however, the side glass and rear window retain the Sekurit branding marks consistent with original glass. The car currently wears a set of later series 15” Cookie Cutter wheels with a set of Yokohama ES 100 205/50 R15 tires dated 2010 rear and 2011 front. The rear tires show evidence of sidewall scraping from the inner fender.
The interior is in very nice condition, reflective of a combination of original and restored finishes. The door panels, recently recovered dashboard, carpeting, and rear seating display finishes and materials once again in keeping with driver level engagement suitable for enjoyable use. Instruments are in excellent visual condition, retaining good function, bright contrasting dial faces, and clear lenses. An Alpine AM/FM cassette radio is installed, while the remaining correct knobs and switches are in excellent condition.
Beneath the engine lid, the matching numbers upgraded 2.9-liter engine and tidy engine compartment reflect a purposeful combination of originality with a significant boost in engine performance. The engine bay and engine have been cosmetically and mechanically maintained since the build was performed, showing modest patina from enjoyable use. The front storage compartment is in excellent condition, retaining the correct chassis stamping, correct type Porsche material liner, and a matching spare cookie cutter wheel with a Pirelli tire dated 2004. A strut rod brace is installed, and a modern Optima Redtop battery is in place.
The underside of the car reveals Bilstein shocks and struts, upgraded Porsche Boxster ventilated disc brakes and calipers, and Dansk sport exhaust and stainless-steel single exit pipe. The undercarriage is sound and reflective of original finishes and factory construction. There is no visual evidence of structural compromise to the floor pan or suspension mounting points.
The car starts, stops, and drives very well. The added horsepower revealed in the 2.9-liter engine is a welcomed addition to the original 911 platform. Already a light and nimble car, the added power comes on progressively and delivers a very rewarding rush of acceleration particularly through the 5-speed manual transmission. Handling is enhanced by improved suspension features and upgraded Boxster brakes. Overall, driving impressions are very much in keeping with the original spirit of the 911, thoughtfully enhanced by performance upgrades that still retain the vintage charm of an early 911.
This car is accompanied by a Porsche car cover in matching bag, a large three ring binder with original paper documentation and service records dating back to purchase, ASC sunroof literature, the original window sticker, original purchase invoice, 911T owner’s manual and plastic case, the original Porsche service record booklet with service stamps in the original plastic case, a tool roll with selected tools, and jack.
This is a fantastic opportunity to acquire a very nicely sorted Porsche with known ownership and documentation since new. Upgraded with a 2.9-lieter engine and 5-speed transmission, this 911T enhances the performance engagement and superlative handling traits of the original while retaining all the vintage character, heritage, and charm originally delivered under the Porsche name.
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