1971 Porsche 911
Year of manufacture1971
Introduced at the 1963 Frankfurt Motor Show, the basic Porsche 911 design would
virtually unchanged for twenty nine years. Ferdinand Porsche had been working on the design since the
late fifties as a better performing replacement for the 356. Today, his design still underpins the
production of Porsche AG of Stuttgart. Before long, the merits of using the Porsche 911 in competitive
motorsport became apparent and history records it as one of the most successful campaigners of all time.
From the 24 Hours of Le Mans, to grass-root motorsport, the 911 offered reliable performance in many
For 1970 the C-Series 911 was introduced with a larger bore to give a capacity
of 2165cc, producing 125bhp and now badged as a "T". Alterations to suspension points improved the
handling and gave the steering a better on centre feel.
Offered here is a very
original example of the sought after 911T which was first registered on 31.3.71 in Zurich, Switzerland.
The original Porsche Pflegepass (registration document) with the car has a dealer stamped service
history to 6.4.90 by which time the car had travelled just 58,787 km in 19 years. The Swiss service
history resumes in 2004 and is continuous to date. The previous owner to our vendor imported the car
from Switzerland in 2006. The odometer now reads 66,000 kms. It is understood from the previous Swiss
owner that the distance travelled is in fact 166,000 kms, which is just 103,000 miles in 44 years. This
is a beautiful, unmolested, matching numbers example, so difficult to find in this condition. The
original colour was Albertblau as is documented in the Porsche certificate, this was subsequently
changed to Gemini Blue. The interior is the original black leatherette with fabric inserts and the
carpets original fleck grey. The car was supplied with a number of extras to the standard 911 T
specification, 5 speed gearbox, Fuchs forged light alloy wheels, gold Porsche name and model number,
aluminium sill protectors, 911 S instruments and rear window demist. The car is fitted with a working
period radio. It has a modern alarm and immobiliser. As testament to its Swiss ownership the car came to
us fitted with a period Clay Regazzoni signature steering wheel by Momo (itself rare). The original
Porsche 4 spoke, leather covered, steering wheel comes with the car. In the last few months,
the car has also undergone an extensive engine rebuild and the Carbs have been changed to a completely
rebuilt set of matching Weber 40 IDAs along with a Pertronix Ingnitor Electronic Ignition kit. The
original Zenith carburettors and Marelli Distributor and air box come with the car, so can be changed
back to original setup in a very short time if required.
It is rare to find a
car in this lovely condition with a patina that restored examples simply cannot match. With 911S values
at £200,000 for the very best, this 911T represents value and this car is surely a great
usable investment at todays guide. Taxed and MOT'd until December 2015.