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1971 Porsche 911 T

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  • Mileage~98,500
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine2.2L
  • LocationHerne Bay


1971 Porsche 911 T

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Dom Ginn
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The 911 T is a stunning piece of automotive history, in todays terms its relatively nimble and modest, but that flat-six powering the rear wheels in a lightweight package is still as exhilarating today as it was in the 70s.

The 911 took over from the original 356 shape when first shown to the world in 1963 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The 911 quickly became a favourite among racers around the world, for their powerful engines, lightweight package and reliability. The engine could cope with a race-long thrashing and was relatively affordable to repair over a season.

The 1971 models D-series models featured a long-wheelbase design to improve handling, they also featured galvanised floorpans coated with PVC in an effort to reduce corrosion.

This matching numbers example was imported from California around 4 years ago, and then underwent an extensive restoration in the current ownership. It's been finished in the factory colour of Tangerine with black leatherette interior, and the car has been restored with a stock factory specification in mind.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Dom after meeting Lee the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

I have loved every minute of restoring this 911 alongside my father who is a retired engine and gearbox builder.

Lee loves classic Porsche's and always dreamed of carrying out a full restoration. He purchased this example ~4 years ago from America. In a previous life, Lee was a British champion race driver and team owner, building and running race cars was his living, so knows his way around a performance cars.

He tells us "After 4 years I still find drive is superb with no driver aids or safety systems to numb the experience". During the restoration, which included an engine and transmission overhaul, the focus was very much on keeping the car as true to factory as possible, and so it is very much a stock set-up on this car. With the project having been completed, Lee is keen to work on another and so this 911T comes to market. He'll be more than happy to answer any questions you may have in the comments below.

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Where it all began, the long hood 911 silhouette it still present to this day, but these cars were arguably a lot livelier.

Wheels and Tyres

The car was optioned with 14" alloy wheels (5.5x14) with tyres from the factory. Here we find 14" Fuchs which we believe are original, with their chrome centres and black detailing. The wheels have some very minor spots of age related wear to the outer edges.

The wheels are wrapped in Firestone Multihawk 2's dated between 2016/17 showing a good amount of tread. A full size spare Fuch can be found in the front trunk.


The bodywork on this 70s sports car is of a very high standard, careful ownership and restoration have definitely helped, the car retaining the original floors and sills, we didn't see any signs of welding. Lee mentions that as pictured, there seems to be some signs of replacement panels in front of the fuel tank.

The shut lines and panel gaps all look great, with the underside of the car looking to be clean and solid without any damage. There might be some room from a bit of adjustment here and there, but in general it looks a solid example.

We have taken hi-resolution images and videos of the car for you to assess the condition of the bodywork for yourselves.


Finished in its period-correct factory colour "Tangerine" (2323), its a colour that steps you back to when the car was first made.

The paint looks even in finish and colour across all the panels, showing restoration to a high standard. The only imperfections we spotted were a small mark to the leading edge of the offside door by the handle, and on the bottom leading edge at the front of the nearside door.

Again, please take time to review all the images and videos showing the paint from different angles and reflections, to assess the condition for yourselves.

Glass and Trim

The chrome trim around the car appears in good condition with no obvious signs of pitting, just some patina. The glass looks great with no signs of cracks, chips or discolouration. Lee reports a new windscreen was fitted in 2019.

Please take a look at the photos and videos for a detailed tour.


An all-black cabin with Porsche's original 5-dial driver setup.

Seats and Carpets

The interior of the Porsche 911 T tells a similar story to the exterior, in great condition throughout. Equipped with black leatherette Porsche seats, they make the cabin a very comfortable place to be.

The seats appear in line with the restoration Lee has carried out, and the carpets, headlining and door cards tell a similar story.

Please take a look at the extensive media for a detailed view of the interior.


The clear and unmarked 5 dial instrument cluster lets you know this 911 T is a serious sports car. That set-up has now become iconic it its own right.

The black vinyl appears is in great condition throughout. With these early cars, there is very little in the shape of a centre console, the compact cabin is all the better for it giving it a sense of space.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

Take control of this sports car with the traditional Porsche steering wheel. The think rimmed wheel is wrapped in leather which looks in good, period condition, along with the manual gear selector and surrounding area in line with the interior of the car.


The raspy 2.2 flat-six and manual 5 speed gearbox have been rebuilt as part of the restoration work on this 911T.

Engine and Gearbox

The Porsche Flat-6 engine quickly became a go to with its ability to compete in racing, while being relatively affordable to repair over a season.

The engine has been rebuilt with new shells, rings, valves and guides. Lee mentions the only modification away from the original spec is an enhanced oil pump and the fact it's running Weber carbs. As you can see from the history and paperwork photos all the engine, chassis and transmission numbers match.

The air-cooled engine bay is presented in a very smart condition, with the engine and transmission having been rebuilt as pictured. We've captured a detailed mechanical video that shows the car out on the road and a view under and around the engine bay. Please take a look at the detailed media pack to see a closer view of the clean mechanics.

Suspension and Brakes

Lee reports this 911 upholds its prompt stopping power and mentions the car received new components during the restoration.

He mentions both the suspension and brakes are in full working order with no unusual sounds or vibrations when driving.

The Drive

Lee mentions it's a hoot to drive, with it's great looks and that iconic flat-six sound. Being a 1971 911T, the gained a longer wheelbase which helped to improve the handling.

The 911 is very well balanced, and puts out a considerable amount of power, especially for a 70s sports car, topping out at ~130MPH.

Electrics and Other

All of the electrics on the car are said to be working, including the lighting and locking systems. There is a Pioneer stereo system which is hidden in the glovebox, not spoiling the period look of this classic 911 dashboard.

History and Paperwork

A matching numbers 911 T, restored to factory specification with a rebuild of both engine and gearbox, if you're in the market for a long hood 911, this is definitely worth a closer look.

Take a look at the media pack for a more detailed view of this cars history and the Certificate of Authenticity by Porsche. This car was first sold by Porsche Cars America, finished in Tangerine (2323), over black leatherette with a transmission number/type of 7114005 / 911/01.

Optional equipment from the factory: Manual Antenna Left, 4 speakers in doors, comfort equipment, coloured windows, alloy wheels (5.5x14) with tyres.

Lee, a former race car builder and his father, a retired gearbox and engine builder, imported this car ~4 years ago and actioned a full restoration. The focus was on building the car as close to the original spec as possible. Take a look at the history to see all the individual parts used.

Lee will be happy to answer any questions you may have in the comments below.

We’ve done all our usual seller checks including photo ID, V5 and also actioned a HPi check on the vehicle.

We've summarised our own view on the car based on information gained from the seller in the listing above, however, and as you can see, we go to great lengths to photograph and video the car in hi-resolution detail - this has been done for you to make your own assessment from the comfort of your sofa. So please sit back, have a cuppa and take your time to review everything on this listing in order to make your own assessment on the vehicle's condition. Viewings are also welcomed with all our listings, so please get in touch with us to arrange a suitable time - we just need to speak to you first and receive a valid photo ID before confirming.

If there's anything you're unsure about, no matter how small, then please first ask the owner in the comments area below before placing your bid/s, as bids can't be retracted and form a binding contract if you win the car - just like a traditional auction house.

Key Details
  • Model911 T
  • TransmissionManual
  • Reg. Date01.01.1971
  • UK Reg. Date01.02.2020
  • CC2,195
  • Mileage~98,500
  • HistoryGreat
  • ColourTangerine (2323)
  • Interior ColourBlack
  • Interior TrimLeatherette
  • Chassis #9111100726
  • Engine #6115312
  • RestoredYes
  • Engine RebuildYes
  • MOTNo Exempt
  • MOT ExemptYes
  • Road Tax ExemptYes
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers0 (UK)
  • Tyre TreadGreat
  • Tyre BrandFirestone
  • Tyre Age2016/17
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned~4 years
  • Key FeatureMatching numbers, factory spec restoration

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Hi Lee
Can I come and see the car please. D


Has the car had an MOT recently as I don’t see one ?

Adam - Trade Classics

Hey Mark – there’s no MOT and the car is exempt too. Cheers Adam

Adam - Trade Classics

Hey Lee – it’s a bit late as the auction ends in a bit. But if it doesn’t sell then you can request a viewing by contacting the office. Cheers Adam


Are the chrome strips over the sills standard or aftermarket additions?


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