Original Silver Factory Sunroof 911T, One Owner From New
1973 Porsche 911T CIS Sunroof Coupe
s/n 9113102173, engine no. 6134092
Silver with Black Interior
Early 911s embody a combination that is rare among collector cars today. They have unparalleled drivability and usability, especially when compared with other cars of the same vintage, but are also wholly evocative of a different era. There is a certain wholeness, cohesiveness, agility, and communicativeness that is only evident when they are driven, and it is no surprise that they have a fanatical following. For many years, however, they were just used cars, which makes finding genuinely solid examples which have been continuously cared throughout the car's life difficult today. All early 911s have appreciated tremendously in recent years and the late cars (1972 and 1973), which are fitted with 2.4 liter engines, are the ultimate development of the 'long hood' 911. Early 1973 911Ts sold in the United States featured the MFI (mechanical fuel injection) system of the early cars, while late ones such as this employed the CIS (continuous injection system) that was shared with 1974 onward cars including the 911SC.
This particular car was desirably equipped with a factory sunroof and has had one owner from new. Sold new at Ely Porsche Audi in Hayward, California on 27 April 1973 to a fellow in Oakland, California, this car was originally registered on six digit California blue plates 987 GZL. It remained in California until 1999, when the owner moved to Georgia, where the car remained until returning to California in 2015. The car has its original manual set including service book, showing regular services at Ely Porsche + Audi, and later Martin-Johnson Porsche + Audi in Oakland, California. The service records with the car are limited to some invoices from the 1990s and some recent ones, including a major service (including valve adjustment) in September 2014. The odometer has turned over once, so the actual mileage on the car is 133,000.
Cosmetically, the car is an attractive driver level example. The front deck lid has been repainted with paint thickness gauge readings in the high teens, but the remainder of the paint thickness on the car is universally even, with readings at 10 mils or less. The paint is in very good condition, with some touched in chips and good gloss, suggesting that it has at the very least been cleared over. There are some light scratches on the sunroof, which are not uncommon on these cars. The panels are straight, solid, and fit well, with no evidence of rust. The brightwork is very good throughout, with some light surface scratches but no major pitting or other issues. The glass and lights are very good aside from a star in the front windscreen.
The interior is honest in appearance and in very good condition. The upholstery is very nice and has likely been renewed on the seats. The dashboard is free of cracks or warping, and the instruments are nice, with some patina consistent with an unrestored car that spent most of its life inside in a mild climate. The steering wheel leather is dry and shows some cracking but the steering wheel itself is in nice original condition. The headliner and door panels are also in nice original condition, with a few small cracks in the driver’s armrest. The often deteriorated door pockets are in good shape. The carpets are of the correct “salt and pepper” velour material and are nice. The car has a period Blaupunkt radio.
The engine compartment unrestored and is honest and stock in appearance. The silver paint has yellowed, which is not uncommon and adds to the honest feel of the engine compartment. There is some soiling consistent with a car that has been used, but the overall feel is of a wholesome unmolested car. There are signs of recent maintenance including new spark plug wires and distributor cap. The trunk has had the carpet set replaced with incorrect material which is in good condition. The inner fenders and battery boxes are solid and pleasingly original in appearance. The undercarriage is similarly nice with original floors, and trunk floor with only the slightest of corrosion by the front suspension mounts, likely from the usual battery fumes. Overall, the structure is wonderfully solid and original.
This is an excellent opportunity to acquire a structurally wonderful one-owner factory silver 911T with sunroof. Having spent most of its life in California, the car has an excellent structure and has a nice honest presentation of a car that has never needed restoration. It runs and drives well and will appeal to the buyer who prefers honesty over outright gloss.
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