1970 Porsche 911T 2.2 Coupe  Chassis no. 911 010 1397 Engine no. 6108859

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Lot 178
Matching numbers example in original colors
1970 Porsche 911T 2.2 Coupe

Sold for US$ 93,500 inc. premium
1970 Porsche 911T 2.2 Coupe

Chassis no. 911 010 1397
Engine no. 6108859

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


*Matching numbers example in original colors
*Beautifully presented with recent paint and exceptional original interior
*Just a few owners and less than 73,000 miles from new
*Recent mechanical service
*Offered with Porsche Certificate of Authenticity



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.

A lengthened wheelbase introduced in 1969 improved the 911's handling, and then in 1970 the engine underwent the first of many enlargements - to 2.2 liters. The S's power output then was 180bhp, increasing to 190bhp with the introduction of the 2.4-liter engine for 1972. Tenacious adhesion, responsive steering, very good flexibility, superb brakes, meticulous finish and a solid, unburstable feel were just some of the virtues praised by Motor magazine in its test of a Porsche 911 in 1973.

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 a very original and well-kept example of the iconic early 911. A 1970 model year 911T, this car was built in what is referred to as the C-program, and features the rev-happy 2.2-liter engine. Completed at Porsche's Zuffenhausen factory at about the mid-point of the 1970 model-year production run, this 911 was built for US delivery and equipped as seen today, with Fuchs alloy wheels, comfort equipment and mounted with an antenna. The car was painted in Bahia Red (1313) and fitted with the black leatherette interior over charcoal carpets.

The Porsche's first owner is believed to have kept it until 1975, when it came into the long-term possession of Mr. James S. Horvath of Clinton, New Jersey. Mr. Horvath would keep the car Porsche for nearly four decades before selling the car to the consignor in 2013. Clearly fond of and caring about his red Porsche, Mr. Horvath kept the car in remarkable good and original condition, using the car sparingly in good weather. Most importantly, the 911T was treated to a Ziebart rust protection treatment early on.

When purchased by the consignor, the original Bahia Red exterior paint was in need of some refreshing, so the car was treated to professional repaint in the same color. Glass and trim was removed, and new gaskets and seals were fitted. The braking and fuel systems were refurbished, with the original Zenith carburetors receiving a rebuild, while a new fuel tank was installed. Both of the batteries were replaced, and the original Fuchs alloy wheels were fitted with new Vredestein Sprint tires.

Today this sporting 911 shows beautifully in the striking Bahia Red, the same color it wore from new, and the exterior presents exceptionally well. Inside, one finds most of the original materials and surfaces still in place, reflecting a wonderful subtle patina. The Porsche displays very good panel fit as only seen on original cars, and most importantly, the driving experience is one found only in a car that feels like it has never been apart. The 911's original, matching numbers engine is still in place, and a Porsche issued Certificate of Authenticity accompanies it. Less than 73,000 miles have been recorded on the odometer, and this figure is believed to reflect the car's actual mileage. A wonderful well-preserved example of the classic 911, this 2.2-liter T embodies all that is desirable about early Porsches, and will surely become a 'go-to' driver's car in any collection.

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1970 Porsche 911T 2.2 Coupe  Chassis no. 911 010 1397 Engine no. 6108859
1970 Porsche 911T 2.2 Coupe  Chassis no. 911 010 1397 Engine no. 6108859
1970 Porsche 911T 2.2 Coupe  Chassis no. 911 010 1397 Engine no. 6108859
1970 Porsche 911T 2.2 Coupe  Chassis no. 911 010 1397 Engine no. 6108859
1970 Porsche 911T 2.2 Coupe  Chassis no. 911 010 1397 Engine no. 6108859
1970 Porsche 911T 2.2 Coupe  Chassis no. 911 010 1397 Engine no. 6108859
1970 Porsche 911T 2.2 Coupe  Chassis no. 911 010 1397 Engine no. 6108859
1970 Porsche 911T 2.2 Coupe  Chassis no. 911 010 1397 Engine no. 6108859
1970 Porsche 911T 2.2 Coupe  Chassis no. 911 010 1397 Engine no. 6108859
1970 Porsche 911T 2.2 Coupe  Chassis no. 911 010 1397 Engine no. 6108859
1970 Porsche 911T 2.2 Coupe  Chassis no. 911 010 1397 Engine no. 6108859
1970 Porsche 911T 2.2 Coupe  Chassis no. 911 010 1397 Engine no. 6108859
1970 Porsche 911T 2.2 Coupe  Chassis no. 911 010 1397 Engine no. 6108859
1970 Porsche 911T 2.2 Coupe  Chassis no. 911 010 1397 Engine no. 6108859
1970 Porsche 911T 2.2 Coupe  Chassis no. 911 010 1397 Engine no. 6108859
1970 Porsche 911T 2.2 Coupe  Chassis no. 911 010 1397 Engine no. 6108859
1970 Porsche 911T 2.2 Coupe  Chassis no. 911 010 1397 Engine no. 6108859
1970 Porsche 911T 2.2 Coupe  Chassis no. 911 010 1397 Engine no. 6108859
1970 Porsche 911T 2.2 Coupe  Chassis no. 911 010 1397 Engine no. 6108859
1970 Porsche 911T 2.2 Coupe  Chassis no. 911 010 1397 Engine no. 6108859
1970 Porsche 911T 2.2 Coupe  Chassis no. 911 010 1397 Engine no. 6108859
1970 Porsche 911T 2.2 Coupe  Chassis no. 911 010 1397 Engine no. 6108859
1970 Porsche 911T 2.2 Coupe  Chassis no. 911 010 1397 Engine no. 6108859
1970 Porsche 911T 2.2 Coupe  Chassis no. 911 010 1397 Engine no. 6108859
1970 Porsche 911T 2.2 Coupe  Chassis no. 911 010 1397 Engine no. 6108859
1970 Porsche 911T 2.2 Coupe  Chassis no. 911 010 1397 Engine no. 6108859
1970 Porsche 911T 2.2 Coupe  Chassis no. 911 010 1397 Engine no. 6108859
1970 Porsche 911T 2.2 Coupe  Chassis no. 911 010 1397 Engine no. 6108859
1970 Porsche 911T 2.2 Coupe  Chassis no. 911 010 1397 Engine no. 6108859
1970 Porsche 911T 2.2 Coupe  Chassis no. 911 010 1397 Engine no. 6108859
1970 Porsche 911T 2.2 Coupe  Chassis no. 911 010 1397 Engine no. 6108859
1970 Porsche 911T 2.2 Coupe  Chassis no. 911 010 1397 Engine no. 6108859
1970 Porsche 911T 2.2 Coupe  Chassis no. 911 010 1397 Engine no. 6108859
1970 Porsche 911T 2.2 Coupe  Chassis no. 911 010 1397 Engine no. 6108859
1970 Porsche 911T 2.2 Coupe  Chassis no. 911 010 1397 Engine no. 6108859
1970 Porsche 911T 2.2 Coupe  Chassis no. 911 010 1397 Engine no. 6108859
1970 Porsche 911T 2.2 Coupe  Chassis no. 911 010 1397 Engine no. 6108859
1970 Porsche 911T 2.2 Coupe  Chassis no. 911 010 1397 Engine no. 6108859
1970 Porsche 911T 2.2 Coupe  Chassis no. 911 010 1397 Engine no. 6108859
1970 Porsche 911T 2.2 Coupe  Chassis no. 911 010 1397 Engine no. 6108859
1970 Porsche 911T 2.2 Coupe  Chassis no. 911 010 1397 Engine no. 6108859
1970 Porsche 911T 2.2 Coupe  Chassis no. 911 010 1397 Engine no. 6108859
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