1969 Porsche 911 T Coupe by Karmann
$90,000 - $120,000Offered without reserve
RM | Sotheby's - ARIZONA 2019 - The Torque Collection - Offered on: Friday, January 18, 2019
- Offered from the Torque Collection
- Beautiful 911 T coupe in a great color
- Only 23,889 original miles from new
- Retains its original engine and gearbox
- Restored by marque experts
- Porsche Certificate of Authenticity
The 1969 model year marked the first important changes to Porsche’s well-received 911 series. The wheelbase was lengthened by 2.4 in., which served to greatly enhance the car’s handling characteristics. The fenders were slightly flared to make room for larger wheels and tires, and the interior heating and cooling system was improved, as Porsche made steady improvements on the design. Three models were offered: the base 110-hp 911 T, the 140-hp 911 E, and the 170-hp 911 S. The lower-priced T was fitted with a magnesium-cased, cast-iron-cylindered engine with Weber carburetors, while the E and S used Bosch mechanical fuel injection.
This very attractive 911 T coupe left the Karmann plant 14 April 1969, painted Polo Red with a black leatherette interior. It was delivered to its first owner with options including a five-speed manual transmission, five-gauge instrument package, front and rear bumperettes, a Becker radio and antenna, and Pirelli tires. The car is believed to have spent its early years with two owners in dry and sunny Phoenix, Arizona, after which it was sold in 1984 to an Ohio resident, with its odometer reading just 20,645 miles. At that point it received a full mechanical overhaul, and then moved on to its fourth owner in Missouri.
At only 23,105 original miles, the car was given a full cosmetic restoration, which included a high-quality repaint in its original color. In 2014, this car was acquired by a noted Southern California enthusiast who had a full new black leatherette interior and new headliner installed. The respected Porsche restoration shop Coachcraft, in Fillmore, California, then brought the paint to what the owner described as “show condition.” At that time, the car had been driven just 23,696 miles and it has accrued just a few hundred miles more.
This outstanding 911 T is supplied with a set of forged Fuchs alloy wheels, tool kit, jack, service records, and manuals. Here is a well-restored, extremely low-mileage 911 perfect for Porsche club events or enjoyable touring.