This stunning 2.4T Coupe has undergone a bare metal respray and engine rebuild in our Classic Porsche workshop in Newport Pagnell. A genuine matching-numbers UK delivered car presented with Porsche Certificate of Authenticity and Export 56 restoration file.
Chassis #0855 was completed at Stuttgart, Zuffenhausen in Feb 1972 and supplied new as a Right Hand Drive model via AFN Limited, Isleworth. It was originally presented with Metallic Blue (324) body colour and tan leatherette and corduroy interior (on it’s original Recaro Sport seats), this scheme is still current on the car today.
History of Oel Klappe cars built in model year 1971 – 1972.
In 1972 a tremendous effort was made to improve the handling of the 911. Due to the 911’s unusual engine placement (rear-mounted, with most of the vehicle’s weight concentrated over the rear axle) early 911’s were prone to oversteer when driven at the limit, and could easily spin in the hands of an inexperienced driver. In an attempt to remedy this, Porsche relocated the oil tank from its position behind the right rear wheel to in front of it. This had the effect of moving the weight of almost 8.5 litres of oil from outside the wheelbase to inside, improving weight distribution and thus, handling.
To facilitate filling of the oil tank, Porsche installed an oil filler door (much like the fuel filler door on the left front fender) on the right rear quarter panel. Unfortunately, this unique design was scrapped after only one year, some say because inattentive gas station attendants were putting petrol in the oil tank. The oil tank was subsequently moved back to its original position for model year 1973, and remained there until it was moved back within the wheelbase for the 964 models.
The 1972 Porsche 911T, with it’s rear wheel drive, it’s engine in the rear and it’s iconic 2 door coupé body style is a real collector/drivers car.
It’s dry sump, 2.3 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, single overhead camshaft, 6 cylinder that has an output of 130 bhp (132 PS/97 kW) of power at 5600 rpm, and maximum torque of 197 N·m (145 lb·ft/20.1 kgm) at 4000 rpm.
The engine transmits power to the wheels by means of a 5 speed manual transmission.
With a stated kerb weight of just 1077 kg, the Porsche 911T performs the 0-60 mph dash in 7.6 seconds and the standing quarter mile in 15.7 seconds. Top stated speed is 206 km/h (128 mph).
Made even more desirable by the king of cool, Steve McQueen in the film Le Mans, the early chrome bumper 911 cars now have an unparalleled following. And it’s becoming nigh on impossible to find good cars due to the reach of enthusiasts and fans all over the world.
In February 2006 we prepared this spectacular metallic blue car for a meticulous ground-up restoration and mechanical rebuild. This is a car that we’ve known for over a decade. She has been completely striped, chemical dipped and E-coated.
The extensive rebuild has included; new floors, front quarters, front latch panel, doors etc. Mechanically the car has undergone a full engine rebuild, total running gear build and interior carpet retrim.
To date several hundred man hours have been invested into this 2.4T as well as endless lists of OEM parts. We would estimate, today, that the restoration cost be in excess of £50K.
This car represents a rare opportunity to acquire a matching numbers Porsche 911 2.4T restored to excellent condition complete with comprehensive Export 56 restoration file.
UK registered with MOT and historic vehicle tax status.
Please contact us for a full description of restoration works that have been carried out on this car.