1970 Porsche 911T – Today’s Tempter

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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Desirable small-bumper 911: LHD, 2.7, five-speed manual, great starting point

It’s almost impossible to imagine today, but old 911s weren’t always a popular classic.

In fact, once upon a time it was almost the opposite. Air-cooled Porsches were once dismissed as ‘old tech’, especially the earliest pre-74 911s with their small 2.2lt engines.

Of course, today it’s a very different story; and these pared-back 911s are highly sought-after for their clean uninterrupted lines and purity of engineering.

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The era’s entry-level 911T was once the basement-buy for buyers who couldn’t swing for a more highly-specified car; and was sold stripped of many superfluous features. The 911T continued to breathe through carburettors until 1972 while its 911E and 911S siblings gained very early fuel-injection. Despite its entry-level positioning, keen driving enthusiasts quickly cottoned on to the fact that what was once the cheapest Porsche 911, was also the one to buy as a no-frills driver’s car.

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This 1970 911T, was originally a US-delivered vehicle and remains in its native left-hook configuration.

It’s lacklustre carburetted 2.2lt engine has been replaced for a later and larger 2.7lt EFI motor from a 1975 911S; mated to the 2.2lt’s manual five-speed dogleg gearbox. The motor has also been updated with Carrera 3.2 chain tensioners, although the sellers note that the clutch is not throwing as far as it used to – and is likely due soon for replacing.

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The car has also received a full repaint in desirable Guard Red, and had its front shocks rebuilt, while a set of 14" Fuchs alloy wheels complete the iconic 911-look.

The interior is complete and is fair throughout, although it does show some wear with two hole tears observed on the driver seat’s upholstery and some wear to the gear shifter from use.

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While the car has lost many of its original as-delivered elements, for the Porsche enthusiast – it has all the right bits with its uprated engine and manual gearbox wrapped up in a classic Guards Red small-bumper body.

It would be a fantastic starting point to make it your own, or simply continue its improvement.

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At a listed $79,500 – we’d even go so far as to call it decent value.

You can find the car in Victoria, check out the full listing here!

 

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