30,000 Original Miles: 1969 Porsche 911T

While we traditionally stay away from restored cars, this 30,000 mile 1969 Porsche 911T is such a pleasingly correct example that we had to share it. The car is described as already being an impressive survivor before it had its cosmetics gone through, with the seller confident that it resided in the hands of a loving owner for many years before they took possession and began refreshing it inside and out. The 911T now sports a fresh paint job in its original color of Polo Red and comes with its original 2.0L flat-six engine that benefits from a recent valve adjustment and tune up. Find the 911T here on eBay with bids to over $44,000 and no reserve.

The 911T comes with a gorgeous black interior and a number of options. These include an antenna and Blaupunkt radio and the seller notes all interior equipment functions as it should. The listing describes an interior restoration process that went over “every detail” of the cabin, but one would assume that such a loved, original car didn’t need much work in the first place. The seating surfaces actually do look original, with some bagginess in the driver’s seat area that I would typically associate with normal wear and tear. The seller notes all necessary body seals were replaced, as well as the front and rear windshield moldings, and that the turn signal / flasher relay was replaced.

The body looks absolutely perfect and the stance is spot-on. The 911 left the factory with the front and rear bumperettes you see in the picture, which is a great look when they’re as subtle as these are. I love the polished hubcaps over steel wheels, and the single-exit exhaust – this is what a classic, air-cooled 911 should look like. The seller notes that exterior factory options included the bumperettes,  tinted glass, and ventilated 15” chrome wheels which will come wrapped in new Vredestein tires (among the pricier, vintage-“style” tires you can buy.) I know it’s tacky, but I’d love to add a period roof rack to this car just so it has some additional period style courtesy of the OEM accessories catalog.

The engine bay looks super clean and it’s great to see the factory stickers weren’t lost in the repaint. It’s hard to tell for sure, but the paint under the engine lid looks slightly different from the exterior surfaces, which may indicate the under-panel surfaces were left alone, or it’s just a trick of the lighting. Recent maintenance includes a new distributor, bell crank bushings, fuel filter, and shift coupler; body-wise, the seller also notes new decklid shocks and hood shocks. While it may be restored, it’s certainly not over-restored, and the 911 looks like an excellent candidate for simply driving and enjoying. While we do like to find them a fair bit dustier than this, there’s nothing wrong with a survivor that’s been cautiously refreshed – and bidders seem to agree.

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Comments

  1. ccrvtt

    Absolutely Gorgeous! I’m also a big fan of the chromed slotted steel wheels over the Fuchs mags on these early 911s. The color is nigh on to perfect as well – not an Italian red, not a Japanese red, but a Gott in Himmel German red. The seller is to be congratulated on the sympathetic refreshing. Nice find!

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  2. Keith

    Nice VW I mean Porsche…….my bad.

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    • SMDA

      Try saying that on BAT, you will be banned. The rich boys are very touchy.

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      • Mountainwoodie

        As a former rich boy ’70 911 owner, I can say with certainty to my eyes thes are some of the most beautifully shaped cars EVAH,

        Selling mine 4 years back was the latest dumb thing I’ve done. Once out, hard to get back in :)

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      • SMDA

        Mountainwoodie, hang in there. It isn’t your fault that you are rich, you can get past it. I agree, they are beautiful to look at. My comment was about how it is received when ever someone brings up the VW origins of these cars, the similarities, etc. Many of us feel you can get just as much driving performance and pleasure from a more affordable (albeit, less prestigious) VW, but nothing against those who feel differently.

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  3. Dan B

    Spastic VW with identity issues.

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  4. shane0319 Member

    WTH…current bidding was listed her as over $40K, but the listing ended at a little over $28K???

    • Jesse Mortensen Jesse Mortensen Staff

      Looks like the seller pulled the listing before the auction ended. Must have worked a deal offline. Bummer!

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    • DayDreamBeliever Member

      Yep, pulled.

      The classic: “This listing was ended by the seller because the item is no longer available.”

      If you click on the “0 bids” link, you’ll see that the highest cancelled bid was $46,911

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  5. PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

    I’m wondering it if was a hoax ad. When you click on the link now, you don’t even get the “Listing was ended by the seller….”, you just get a not found on EBay message, as if the ad never existed in the first place.

    • Steve R

      No, the seller took an offer. A few years ago a friend was selling a 56 F100, he was flooded with offers even though he didn’t have a BIN. He ended the auction early when someone from England made him an offer which was more than he had wanted. When it’s a desirable car serious buyers won’t wait around, they will make a strong offer in hopes of ending an auction early.

      Steve R

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      • PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

        Maybe so, but usually after that happens the ad stays up and there is a message that the auction ended early.
        In this case, the auction is completely gone, and I’ve only seen that when the auctions have been fraudulent.
        Just saying.

      • PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

        Sorry, now the auction is back, indicating that it had been ended early. Not sure what happened before, it is the Internet, after all.

  6. Jaker76

    Gorgeous!!! Love the chrome steelies on these!!! Who ever got this got a nice ride! Wish I’d of seen this earlier, fits all the wants and wishes of an early 911!!!!

  7. Mike

    Dated a young lady that had one of these. It was a blast to drive it. We’re still friends, but the car is long gone….

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  8. bobhess Member

    Kinda tired of the smart — comments on the VW/Porsche connection. This car doesn’t have a single nut and bolt or anything else on it that will fit on a VW. When this car was built there was no connection between Porsche and VW and even the 914 design and build was by separate companies. Get over it.

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