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1973 Porsche 911 T

 

 

This 1973 Porsche 911T presents a great opportunity for restoration or to continue its current trajectory towards becoming an RSR-type backdate. It features an upgraded 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine from the 911SC which outputs 140kW. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a five-speed 915 transmission and this car shows 75,349 miles on the odometer.

 

 

Early 1970s F series Porsche 911s are becoming increasingly hard to find, no matter the condition. You could choose from three 911 variants in this early phase; the entry-level 911T, the mid-tier 911E or the sports 911S. All feature the classic 911 long-bonnet shape before the G-body Carrera came in with the impact bumpers. The Porsche 911T originally had a 104kW 2.4-litre motor, but this car swapped in the large capacity 3.0-litre SC motor in a bid to create a Singer-style ultimate driver’s 911.

 

 

This left-hand-drive car is painted silver externally and features a black leather interior. While far from an original example, quality parts and gear have gone into this build to create a 911 destined for the road rather than the museum. Non-original parts include the engine, the front and rear steel guards, front and rear fibreglass bumpers, the RUF Speedline wheels, front seats and the MSD ignition system. It is also fitted with Elephant Racing suspension, SSI heat exchangers, a front trunk sway bar, H4 headlights and a front-mount oil cooler that isn’t currently connected.

 

 

It was originally built in April 1973 and delivered new to the USA, before eventually finding its way to famed Australian Touring Car driver Paul Morris in Queensland. The car then changed hands to Western Australia between a few Porsche enthusiasts before settling with its current owner in Sydney in 2017.

 

 

The exterior of the car is painted in silver and remains in decent condition for its age. There is damage to the front and rear fibreglass bumpers and chips and scratches can be found around the body. The front and rear Turbo-style steel guards are done well and hold their shape, and the only known rust is visible at the jacking point. This car comes with unmarked RUF 17-inch Speedline wheels with Sumitomo tyres. The tyres have a good amount of tread left, but date back to June 2012.

 

 

Mechanically, the car is in good running condition. The 3.0-litre SC engine is still going strong, and the owner insists you can just jump in and drive the car without worry. The transmission shifts well and there are no oil leaks.

 

 

Inside, black leather bucket seats present well with no sagging or nicks or marks. Original gauges and dash trim is retained, and a Momo Prototipo steering wheel replaces the factory unit. The instrument dials light up and work well, but could do with a refresh at some point. A Pioneer sound system is used in place of the original set-up.

 

 

This listing is to the best of the sellers knowledge and is not misleading or deceptive in anyway. As per Trading Garage’s Terms and Conditions, although Trading Garage have completed the following checks, bidders must satisfy themselves to the accuracy of the description and do any research, they feel necessary before bidding. All listings are sold in Australian dollars. This vehicle is currently registered in NSW on historic plates and therefore will be sold unregistered as it is not transferable.  There are no security interests registered on the PPSR against the serial number.

 

 

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