To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale event, April 1-3, 2016.
Chassis No. 11820357
Estimate: $ 80,000 - $110,000 US
This short wheelbase European Porsche 911T is reported as as a one-year-only model. This particular car was purchased new by a United States airman stationed in Italy.
The car has received a restoration that includes a bare metal strip-down, inspection, then full-panel replacement wherever the sheetmetal was questionable in integrity. Factory-look wavy undercoating was then correctly applied. The Porsche has been freshly refinished in Earth Olive and the interior received an upgrade to leather presented in white. The overall interior is beautifully executed and the correct Perlon carpet is in place within a setting redone from top-to-bottom.
The rare 1968 911T was a precursor to the 911 from 1969 in the United States marketplace. This Italian-delivery car came with clear/white lens and Euro headlights. This car is number 357 of 928 built; very few of which were delivered to Italy. The Porsche is accompanied by its Porsche Certificate of Authenticity; the series matching 2.0-liter, 110-hp horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine has been rebuilt on the upper and lower ends and is paired with a five-speed manual gearbox.
Among the work completed is new pistons, cylinder cases line bored with upgrades, new rod and crank bearings, valves, guides, rebuilt Zenith carburetors (three), new exhaust system, plus associated lesser engine components. The car warms up and is able to rev-up quickly and sounds “tight” according to the attending specialist. The car also received new seals, bushings, bearings, suspension components and more.
The car also has a wood steering wheel with Moto Lita hub, period-style radio with input for a smart phone, and it also features the last year and rare wider seat backs. This represents the last of the short wheelbase cars before the longer wheelbase model of 1969 and could only be purchased in Europe as the T, while the U.S. had the L for its enthusiastic following. 1968 Porsche 911T "Euro" Coupe