Did you know the Porsche 911 T’s body shell was a hefty 52kg lighter than that of the sportier 911 S? That’s why Porsche plumped for the former as the basis of its new 911 T/R, the properly homologated evolution of the now-mythical 911 R. There was little interior trim and no creature comforts to speak of – the options list was instead filled with motorsport-oriented parts and accessories such as the potent 210bhp engine from the 906 Carrera 6 prototype, a 100-litre endurance fuel tank and gear ratios suited specifically to the Nürburgring.
When Paddy McNally ordered this metallic silver example in 1968, he ticked almost all those boxes – a decision that paid off when he and Digby Martland won that year’s Winter Springbok Series. Its subsequent competition history included outings at the Targa Florio in the hands of Alain de Cadenet, and even later on the rally stage, where it scored numerous class wins. Now fully restored and home from its recent holiday at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, the car is waiting for you to write the next chapter of its story, be it on the racetrack, the road or the concours lawn. After all, you’ll not struggle for invites to virtually any of the world’s most important events with a 911 as special as this.
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