1970 Porsche 911T - Toybox

By: Guy Allen

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Early style 911 with a sting in its tail

 

1970 Porsche 911T

It’s funny how, sometimes, it’s the simple things in life that win out. These older basic model Porsches were once overlooked in favour of later, more brutish, models and none more so than the 930.

However something happened in the last five or more years, where these older C-series cars have developed a dedicated following that’s willing to pay for the comparatively slim and delicate lines.

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Older Porsches are like a red wine getting better with age. and way more fun to boot

As John Bowe pointed out in a recent story on this series, the 911T was positioned as the base model with the lowest engine output (92kW compared to 114kW and 130kW for the E and S models); it was also the lightest – 52kg lighter than the sporty top-spec 911S in fact.

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That’s why, in retrospect, the 911T became desired as a no-frills driver’s car – despite its entry-level positioning; and it’s also the reason that Porsche chose a 911T as the foundations for their 911T/R racer; the properly homologated iteration of the notorious and mythical 911R.

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However a lot of Porsche people seem willing to play with the factory recipe to the extent of fitting a different heart. This example is running a 2.7lt six out of a 1975 911S, claiming more like 130kW. That’s a serious jump.

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It’s driving through a five-speed dogleg manual and the seller says the driveline is due for a freshen-up. That opens up some interesting possibilities, given the ability with this series to mix and match across a wide variety of componentry.

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This one is with the Healey Factory at $79,500. See healeyfactory.com.au.

 

From Unique Cars #443, Aug 2020

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