1973 Porsche 911 T
Coupe Car for sale in Nevada City, California 95959
Nevada City, CA 95959
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Classic Car Overview
1973.5 Porsche 911T Sunroof Coupe
* Only 200 miles on rebuilt engine
* Only 2500 miles covered in last 13 years
* Factory 911S options
* Rare factory sunroof
* Rare factory sport seats
* Porsche mechanic owned
Some cars are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. The 1973.5 911T is all of those things. Born from a legacy of endurance racing, the Porsche 911 is one of the icons of the automotive world. Up until 1973 all 911s where fueled by either ancient carburetors or primitive mechanical fuel injection. Drawing from their racing arm, Porsche debuted the CIS fuel injection system on the mid-year 1973.5 911T. This would be the first continuous injection system ever used in a production vehicle, and known as the Bosch K-Jetronic Injection System it would go on to power 911s for the next 10 years.
Whoever ordered this 911T in 1973 knew exactly what they were doing. Instead of buying the more expensive S they opted for the more technically advanced T, and optioned it with a host of S equipment such as the front spoiler, forged wheels, front and rear stabilizers, and sport seats. They also took it a step further with the addition of a factory electric sunroof, wheel well moldings, and comfort equipment. The result was one of the most highly optioned 911Ts built.
The current owner purchased this 911T in 2006 from a Porsche enthusiast and collector of Yorktown Heights, NY from an ad in the Porsche magazine, Excellence. A Porsche collector and racer himself, the car was actually purchased for his wife who fell in love with the gorgeous autumnal Sepia Brown paint. The story was that this 911T was originally a California car and had only 74,000 original miles. After an expert inspection the car checked out beautifully.
The 911 was brought back home to California where it joined the owners other two early 911s, and there it would sit mostly unused for the next 13 years. The reason? Although it was exactly what she wanted, the owner’s wife wasn’t comfortable driving a manual transmission around the hilly streets of San Francisco, and so it sat. Fortunately the owner is the proprietor of his own European auto service facility and cared for the car as if it would be driven any day. Maintenance records show occasion drives with fresh gas, oil changes, new batteries and tires, and diligent mechanical upkeep. Only 2500 miles would be covered in those years.
In 2018, the engine was sent to Rob King at S CAR GO Racing in San Rafael, CA for a complete rebuild. During the rebuild it was upgraded from the stock 2.4 to the more powerful 2.7 spec with a 2.7 crankshaft, pistons and cylinders. For additional power the compression ratio was also increased, and it still runs fine on pump gas. All the machine work on the cylinder heads and the case was done by Ted Robinson, at German Precision in Santa Clara, CA. The final invoice came to $16,000, and to this date the engine only has 200 miles on it!
The original and rare Recaro Sports Seats were expertly recovered in leather, and other than that the interior looks very much as it was originally delivered. This car has never been crashed, modded, raced, or mistreated. The floors are original and sound. The repaint in its original Sepia Brown is in excellent condition as you’d imagine it would be for a car that was covered in a garage for the past 13 years. It looks very much like it did in 1973 down to the often maligned bumper overriders. While correct for PCA judging they can easily be changed out for the earlier chrome versions.
Here is an excellent opportunity to own what many early 911 experts consider the best of the breed. The perfect car to win local car shows or take for a spirited drive to take in the changing colors of fall.
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Photography, History and Marketing by Ficarra Classics
Classic Car ID101240390
Transmission5 Speed Manual
Custom ColorSepia Brown
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