Numbers Matching 1971 Porsche 911T

The one thing that’s not in doubt is that this is a desirable car. It’s a 1971 Porsche 911T with its original engine, #6115746. It’s mostly complete, though the front bumper and some trim are missing. It was a Colorado car, but now it’s in Bluffton, South Carolina and here on eBay with a $29,500 Buy It Now.

In Concours condition, this is a $109,000 car, says Hagerty. Even if #4 fair, it’s still $31,500. But, of course, this one is likely to need major work to charitably be called “fair.”

The motor, though original and looking reasonably presentable, does not run, and doesn’t turn over, either. The older red paint job is peeling off in chunks, revealing at least surface rust.

The owner says there is “very solid” metal underneath there, but it’s hard to tell from the photos. According to the vendor, it “needs underside repairs,” and they’re likely to be extensive.

The interior is ratty, but the passenger and rear seat could possibly be rescued. The dash pad is badly cracked, but the glass is good. There’s no sunroof to leak.

The 911T was introduced in 1967. For 1971, its 2.195-liter carbureted and air-cooled flat-six produced 125 horsepower and 130 pound-feet of torque.

The available transmissions were a four-speed manual, four-speed Sportomatic, and five-speed manual. It appears from what I can see that this is the desirable five-speed. These cars were good for 127 mph in manual form, 124 with the Sportomatic.

Obviously, the 911S, with 180 horsepower that year, was the pinnacle. But the 911T is still plenty collectible. Specialist work can get very pricey, but this might make a good winter project for someone with time and skills. It’s eBay, so you can make an offer.

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Comments

  1. sparkster

    Matching rust as well

    Like 6
  2. bobhess bobhess Member

    “Solid metal under there” all hacked up pieces welded in by someone on something more than a couple of beers. Price should be 5K for the running gear and something extra to haul it off.

    Like 6
  3. DeeBee

    Going from a life with salt in Colorado winters, to dealing with summer humidity in South Carolina, this little German has had a hard life, in my humble opinion. Better let it live it’s life out as yard art in the Mojave desert!

    Like 4
  4. Bill

    I don’t think this a #4 fair condition car or even close

    Like 3
  5. BIMMERBILL

    They don’t use salt on roads in Colorado now, may have when this car was new. I think the owner is dreaming, this is not a 356. I think he would get a little more interest if he would drop the price 10K.

    Like 3
  6. John

    Cars like this crack me up. The owners of such cars watch them deteriorate out in the field for years and then one day it dawns on them that they better sell it before mother nature steals away with their beloved family heirloom.

    Like 5
  7. Gerard Frederick

    What a sad sight. Used and abused and then abused some more annd left to rot. Regardless of the amount of money and TLC spent, it will at best be made into a used up pitiful shadow of its former self.

    Like 1
  8. Jeff Quintrall

    I stumbled onto a 1966 912, outside of a a barn in Phoenix. Ad in paper said $500, no motor. Owner sold it to a young guy. I asked if he picked it up yet, he said no. I offered $1000, sight unseen. He took it and told the kid to get something else. Had a rock thrown thru the windshield, but no rust. Sold for $10,000. Those were the days!

    Like 1
  9. david R

    so you both screwed the kid who had made a deal. nice

    Like 8
    • Pierre

      This kid is the one who threw the rock through the windshield :)

      Like 3
  10. Dave Peterson

    I do not understand the appeal of these. When driving, you’re perpetually reminded of its VW roots, as even the six doesn’t eliminate the air cooled rasp. And that suspension? A Darwinian driver elimination at work. A legend in their own mind.

    Like 1

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