1972 911 T Barn Find 73K miles Very Dry Desert Car – SOLD
This nice solid unharmed car has been treated to a high level restoration and is now available.
This is an exceptional example of a desirable car.
Contact Rick with questions. (831) 241-4144
This beauty because of the low miles and redo of all systems drives solidly and tight. More like a 10 year old car than a 40 year old. None of the typical looseness or noises. If you are accustomed to driving vintage Porsches from the 70’s this Targa is a real treat and an unusual experience due to its quiet tight performance.
Put away 33 years ago
On the road for only 9 years
Matching engine was refreshed including new chain tensioner oilers
Transmission is dissembled even though working well for new synchros
Only 73,000 Original Miles
Original Color Porsche Code 117 Light Yellow
VIN 9112111714 Engine 6124221
This very straight unharmed car was taken out of hiding and put on the rack. What we saw was truly amazing. No damage, no rust, no rot. A very rare piece indeed
Excellent original example…even the radio
No ugly “Upgrades”
Bone Dry Desert Storage in Southern California
This may be the most rust free straight 1972 in captivity
Not even any rodents damage in the car! Only cat prints
Car was stored in UV light proof area so weathering was minimal
Mostly original paint. As usually happens in long term storage paint gets nicked so it will be taken to bare metal and all systems redone
It will be brought back to like new with original rust free pans/chassis
Coming Spring 2014
Sports Car Market Magazine arguably the most prestigious collector car periodical, has Jim Schrager as the Porsche editor. In the December 2013 issue Mr. Schrager, no stranger to Porsche cars with several excellent Porsche books to his credit wrote an article entitled
“Five Porsches to Buy Now”
The first car on the list is the 1969-1973 911T. He says:
“First, forget about the 356s. They are fully priced and more. Take a pass on 912s, as they cost too much to restore compared with their value.
All this brings us to the 1969-1973 911T. Collectors have already fully discovered the 911S, and it will always remain a premier early 911 to own. But most buyers show less interest in the entry level 911T. This is a mistake, as the 911T has always been a great car to drive at the legal speed limits in the US. The engines have lots of torque, are not temperamental, and they tend to live long happy lives. A solid 911T is a bargain at $45K. But wait we’ve seen this before.
At one time, in the 356 world, having the most powerful engine brought a big boost in value. Those days are long gone. Today, most people don’t even ask which engine you have in your Speedster or B sunroof. Porsche 356s are in such demand, it just doesn’t matter. Early 911s will get there as well. And when they do, 911T values will rise dramatically. And won’t you look smart?”
Additionally the 1972 is considered by most to be the most desirable “long nose” 911. It was the last iteration of the early 911. It sports a 2.4 L engine unfettered by smog equipment. It was the last year to be spared the ugly rubber bumpers the adorn even the 1973 cars. And of course it was the only year to have the “oil flap” lid on the right rear quarter panel behind the passenger door. This has made the 1972 a plum in the eyes of collectors. ( Porsche did away with the external oil filler the following year because in the days of full-service gas stations, attendants would put gas into the oil tank. )
Update Sept 2013:
We knew it was rust free. Now it is down to bare metal and we now know it is damage free. This car only gets better. See photos at bottom.
Update Nov 2013
Paint complete. Beautiful very high quality job. Fish eye free!
Interior being worked on now. Hounds-tooth seat inserts being crafted now along with rebuild of the Targa top.