1969 Porsche 911

T

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1969
  • Mileage 
    126 630 mi / 203 792 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    9110122697
  • Engine number 
    Not Known
  • Lot number 
    55333
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

After a lengthy gestation period, the now ubiquitous Porsche 911 entered production in 1964 and, despite Porsche's own attempts to replace the model with the 928 in the 1970s, much evolved versions of it remain in production to this day, 53 years later. The design was the work of Dr Ferry Porsche's eldest son, Ferdinand 'Butzi' Porsche and the company's joint founder and chief body engineer Erwin Komenda. The car featured rack and pinion steering and both torsion bar suspension and disc brakes all round. It was initially powered by a dry-sump, air-cooled, 2-litre, flat six engine which was overhung at the rear and allied to a five-speed manual transmission. In 1968, the 911's wheelbase was increased by 57mm, and the rear overhang reduced by the same amount. In 1969 the engine capacity was increased to 2.2-litres. This was offered in three levels of tune, namely: T (125 bhp), E (155 bhp) and S (180 bhp).

Having spent its life to date in California, 'TTU 881H' has avoided the need for restoration, and is a lovely unmolested example with just the odd stone chip of its nose and wrinkle of its door decals to confirm its supreme originality. On recently arriving in the UK, the Porsche was treated to a light refresh that included new brakes and tyres all round, plus a general mechanical service. Its White bodywork is complemented by Tan-coloured vinyl interior trim and it was equipped from new with five-speed manual transmission rather than the optional Sportomatic system. The car is considered by the vendor to 'go and stop as it should' and have 'excellent' bodywork, engine and gearbox, 'very good' interior trim and 'good' paintwork. He is selling it complete with the original owner's manual and service book, invoice for the recent maintenance, and an MOT valid into November next year.

PLEASE NOTE: All estimates are subject to a buyer's premium of 15% incl. VAT (@ 20%)