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Light Yellow Project: 1973.5 Porsche 911T

This 1973.5 Porsche 911T is said to be one of several cars in a collection being sold off in North Carolina. The car here is a matching numbers example needing complete restoration, and the listed asking price is $22,900 with the option to submit a best offer. The 911 does need everything but its original color and options make it worth saving. Find it here on eBay, listed by an individual selling the cars on the owner’s behalf.

The 911T is rough from almost every angle, but rust is said to be manageable. Both bumpers are missing along with the front wings. The original color combination of light yellow over black is one of the best ones out there, in my opinion, especially when paired with the black Fuchs as seen on this example. No word on whether it’s been stored outdoors or in, but with the engine lid grill missing, I would hope inside.

The interior would give you some hope it was stored indoors, as it’s not awful for a long-standing car. It also appears reasonably complete and unmodified, with the original steering wheel and seats still in place. The matching numbers engine, original 5-speed manual and a title in hand all make this car more promising as a restoration candidate that may actually provide a modest return on investment.

Other cars said to be coming up for sale in the coming weeks include a 1968 912 coupe with matching numbers and another pre-1973 911T project car. If nothing else, it seems like the owner has collected variants of the 911 worth restoring, especially given the prevalence of “long-hood” 911s – those made before 1974 – in the collection. Bring this one back to its original shade of paint and watch the Porschephiles come out in droves.


  1. DonC

    Porsche owner here and big fan. BUT….if I had $23K to buy into a project car, there’s been about 30 on this site I’d rather tackle. This looks to be a serious money pit regardless of what the restored value would be.

    • Llew Keller

      Having had a long life, I have quite a few “Coulda, Shoudas.” One that practically makes me cry when I think about it is my neighbor’s Porsche 912 that he was selling about 1974 for $2,400. Beautiful car – just a few years old. But at the time, I didn’t have $250, much less $2,500, and hitting my dad up for the money seemed wrong, given that it wouldn’t have been a “practical” purchase.

  2. Dolphin Member

    Another ‘needs everything’ early 911 going for big money. Maybe someone can make a go of this deal if they have some good front fenders and other parts available, but……

    These have sold for about $80K at auction in excellent condition, but P-car values have gone soft lately, so whether you could make this deal work would probably depend on having some parts available for it and doing all or most of the expert work needed. And this is ‘T’ model, which is worth less than half of the top ‘S’ model.

    You would need to R&R nearly every square inch of the body…and don’t forget to bring front fenders plus lots of trim pieces. Then rebuild likely every component in the car.

    Good luck.

  3. Classix Steel

    Man what a deal !
    I was thinking about spending first my money on a 1967 Boy Scout tent for one million dollars followed by then buying a schwin three speed bike with a banana seat for 200k prior to spending this much for a junkyard totally wore out Porsche :-)

    • Frank

      Love 911’s but this thing is junker.

  4. Pa Tina

    Is it me just being a Northeastern snob, or do more weird things happen to cars located below the Mason-Dixon Line then anywhere else in the USA? A Proud Yankee awaits your thoughtful comments.

    • wes

      Its definitely a redneck thing. We love rotting ferrin iron. You should checkout the Ferrari GTO chicken house in west Virginia

  5. P

    I picked up a project like this about 5 years ago and it has been rewarding yet exhausting. And 10s of thousands later I finally have a beautiful sorted showroom long hood. Then again mine had fenders and trim and no rust. Oh and it was for 4k. Things haven’t changed that much in 5 years (if anything have softened a bit) so this one’s probably worth a buy, but no one should pay more than say 8 to 12 for something like this.

  6. john chump

    8 to12 Hundred

  7. conrad alexander

    i dont think so

  8. Jack Quantrill

    You must be joking! $23,000 for this rolling meatloaf?

  9. David Miraglia

    Way tooo much…..

  10. James T Houghton

    Gotta get it on the cheap, there’s a reason it’s in the shape it is in tops$ 5000

  11. john

    I love the Porsche automobiles, however this last weekend, I was the Father of the Bride for her wedding at the White Room by the Bridge of Lions in St. Augustine… could not get this vehicle and do that event also. So, someone else will have the fun.. On the bright side,…all four of our ‘children’ are out of the house now, so there’s room for the next hobby to roll into our garage. Merry Christmas everyone, and safe travel especially !!

  12. Peter K

    The decimal point is in the wrong place. It should be $220. Or if he is dreaming $2200.

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