Introduced as a new base model in 1967, the 911T (Touring) came initially with the 2.0-litre six-cylinder engine, gaining the 2.2-litre unit, along with the rest of the range, in 1969. There was, of course, a 'convertible' Targa version, named in honour of Porsche's numerous victories in the Sicilian classic. For 1969 a quieter and less leak-prone fixed rear window replaced the less than perfect rear hood, and the ever-popular Targa would continue in this form well into the 1990s, sharing countless mechanical and styling developments with its closed cousin along the way. The much loved and instantly recognisable Targa finally bowed out at the decade's end, when the Cabriolet became the sole open-topped 911 with the introduction of the Type 996 range for 1999.
Improved handling courtesy of a lengthened wheelbase arrived in 1969 and then in 1970 the 911's air-cooled, flat six engine underwent the first of many enlargements - to 2.2 litres. By this time the models on offer had stabilised at three: the entry-level 911T, middle ranking 911E and top-of-the-range 911S, all of which were available as either a closed coupé or Targa convertible. With the 2.2-litre engine's arrival, a common type of cylinder head was adopted, the differing power outputs being determined principally by valve timing rather than valve sizes as had been the case hitherto. In 1972 all 911 variants received the 2,341cc (nominally 2.4-litre) unit, which in 'T' specification produced a maximum of 130bhp. By this time all 911 variants destined for the USA - Porsche's biggest export market - were fitted with Bosch mechanical fuel injection.
Described as in generally good condition, this left-hand drive 911T was purchased in Liverpool in 2008 and currently displays a total of 73,590 miles on the odometer. 'MBV 79N' has been serviced regularly during the vendor's ownership, including fixing the heating system. All bills are available for the work done and the car also comes with current MoT/tax and Swansea V5C document. It is not known whether the five-speed manual gearbox and parcel shelf speakers are factory fittings or not.
Please note the engine and transition numbers have been confirmed:
Engine no. 6133696
Trans no. 336358