Carport Find: 1973 Porsche 911T

Few things are more exciting than the words “911” and “estate sale” to the ears of German car enthusiasts, and certainly anyone who considers themselves skilled in the art of flipping. However, it’s nigh impossible any more to smoke out a deal on an air-cooled 911 unless you have a deep connection with the owner or manage to find a seller without a phone or reliable internet connection. Interest in these cars has seemingly never abated, and with barn find examples seemingly more interesting to collectors, I doubt this 1973 model listed here on craigslist as part of an estate clean-out will stick around long.

The description is short on details, but maybe that’s all it takes to sell a vintage 911 these days. The paint is seemingly evenly worn, which may suggest it’s at least an original paint job or one that was done a long time ago. I can’t quite tell if this is a faded India Red or Orange paint job – any guesses? It’s a 911T model, which was the replacement for the 912, and both trim lines were intended as the lower output offering compared to the standard 911. This example still wears its original bumper overriders, and a set of period aftermarket cross-lace wheels.

The 911 clearly hasn’t seen the inside of a garage in some time, but its location in the Pacific Northwest hopefully provides some assurances that the floors aren’t Swiss cheese. The trim, glass, headlight buckets, and chrome all look to be in fine shape. The seller notes it’s been in this same carport for 25 years and hasn’t moved, so perhaps that stagnation has protected the 911 from the rigors of daily use – but depending on how damp the parking spot gets, the floors could still be soft. But the looks of this old air-cooled Porsche will be enough to get the phone ringing – just look at that stance.

The seller notes the ad keeps getting flagged and pulled down, and it’s likely due to the selling style: it’s going to the highest bidder via an estate sale, the details of which are not provided in the ad. So if you’re keen to own this carport-find 911, you’ll have to track down the seller and find out how to get into the virtual showing of this long-forgotten 911. The question is, with no pictures of the interior, no info on the health of the engine, and no idea of whether there’s rust lurking underneath (there’s clearly surface rust above). what kind of a gamble is a car like this worth?

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  1. bobhess bobhess Member

    If it’s a true ’73, depending when it was built, it will have the 2.4 engine. As for digging up more information I would not even bother under these circumstances. If I wasn’t in the area I’d want underside and engine pictures. No help buying the car is no fun at all.

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  2. Skip

    Gone already

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  3. Steve R

    What was the asking price?

    Steve R

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    • dawar

      currently 22k cad, able auctions 1 hour to go, seller didnt own the car

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  4. dawar

    on able auctions today, whoever is selling doesnt own it.

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  5. dawar

    currently at 22k cad

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  6. dawar

    first post didnt show up, its on ableauctions.ca today, also a 912, seller doesnt own the car(yet)

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  7. Mike

    Where is it parked, and can we visit and look it over?

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