1970 Porsche 911T 2.2 Coupe
Chassis no. 9110101264
Engine no. 6108611
2,195cc SOHC Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
2 Zenith Carburetors
125bhp at 5,800rpm
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes
*Exceptionally well preserved example
*Matching numbers example with original California license plates
*Delivered in rare special order color 'Gras Grün Metallic'
*Factory optioned with Fuchs wheels, Koni shocks and sway-bars
*Offered with Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, history file, original books and tools
The Porsche 911
The most historically significant of all Porsche models, so far, has undoubtedly been the 911. Introduced in 1963, it would be the mainstay of Porsche production for 30 years, retaining the same basic construction albeit constantly modified and uprated. With a layout broadly similar to the 356, the 911 had a steel platform chassis with springing by torsion bars, MacPherson front struts and rear trailing arms, though motivation came in the form of a flat-6 air-cooled engine and a 5-speed transmission, as first seen on the 904. Now 50 years later, early 911s continue to grow in popularity among collectors, prized for the purity of their driving experience as much as for their iconic shape.
The Motorcar Offered
Offered here is an exceedingly original and carefully preserved example of the iconic, early 911. Completed at the Porsche factory on May 1st, 1970, this car was built for US delivery and equipped as seen today, with Fuchs alloy wheels, Koni shocks, front and rear sway bars, comfort equipment and tinted glass. The car was painted in the same Gras Grün Metallic (8383) as it wears today, a vibrant, special order color, and fitted with the same black leatherette interior over charcoal carpets. As the car still has its original, blue California license plates, it appears that this is where the first owner resided. By the late 1970's the Porsche was owned by San Jose, California resident Mark Malone, who kept it until 1994, when he sold it to Fresno, California resident, Christopher Panoz. Mr. Panoz sold the car onto another Fresno resident shortly thereafter, before it was acquired by Jeff Russell, also of Fresno. The car remained with Russell until 2005 when it was purchased by the consignor.
Today this sporting 911 shows beautifully, with a subtle patina throughout the interior and exterior, excellent panel fit as only seen on original cars, and most importantly, the driving experience of a car that feels like it has never been apart. Most recently, the 911 received a thorough service, and sports new brake pads and rotors, new Vredestein tires in the correct 185HR15 size, while all other scheduled maintenance was attended to. Furthermore, a compression check was performed, showing even compression on all six cylinders.
Accompanied by a history file containing the car's Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, receipts and service records, as well as its original books and tools, this well kept 911 has been spared from misuse and neglect over the years. With fewer than 100,000 miles from new, it boasts a remarkably original interior, including its door panels, headliner, carpets, seats, dash board and so on, while much of its original paint is present. This 911 has benefited from careful maintenance and devoted ownership of but a few, primarily California-based owners since new. In its striking special order color, this 911 represents the period it was built perfectly, and should be an enjoyable and highly usable collector car for its next owner.
- Please note, original paint is present in the door jambs and on the underside of the front and rear deck lids, but the exterior of the car has been resprayed in the factory delivered color.
Please note that the title for this vehicle is in transit.