One Year Only Options: 1972 Porsche 911T

This 1972 Porsche 911 is a definite project, but one that the seller claims is well worth the effort given the floors are solid and the next owner won’t have to try and remedy one of the more troublesome rust spots on a car like this. The other bonus, at least if you’re an air-cooled collector, is that it features the one-year-only option of the oil filler cap being located on the right rear fender. The 911 will need full restoration and old registration stickers indicate it hasn’t been road-legal since 1997. Many collectors feel the ’72 911s are one of the best years made, but that hasn’t pushed it any closer to meeting its reserve price. The 911 is listed here on eBay with bids to $12,207 at the moment.

The seller includes an extensive photo album in the listing, which is incredibly helpful for assessing the true condition of the car. The 911 is surprisingly decent underneath, which we so rarely see with project-grade examples like this. The upper body panels are all pretty rough, with the engine lid the worst of it and likely needing replacement rather than repair. It could be we’re looking at a car that was repainted poorly at one time and now seeing the results of a cheap respray peeling off and pockmarked by rust, but the seller doesn’t elaborate on the history. It does present well despite the paint job, with red over black a winning combo, and polished Fuchs wheels always a tasty look.

The interior is tired but not a disaster. It comes with a complete dash, including the radio, and amazingly the key is still in the dash. The carpets look to be very worn and in need of replacement, but the front buckets are surprisingly sound. These are definitely seats you can use while the rest of the car is restored, and while they’re not the desirable sport buckets, it’s still nice knowing you don’t have to head straight to your upholstery shop just to drive the thing. The seller doesn’t detail any specific features of the interior worth noting, but I’d count on new rugs, a replacement dash pad, and fixing the door panels if you want this cabin to look better than it currently does.

The engine is surprisingly a numbers matching unit, and another example of this 911 potentially being a smart buy for someone capable of doing some light bodywork and giving it a proper paint job. While I’m sure there’s some more rust hiding that the next owner will have to deal with, the photo gallery shows a very dry underside and suspension components that don’t even appear all that rusty. It looks like a potentially good car, and the one-year-only oil filler location will certainly get some P-car fanatics salivating. Still, it seems like bidding is pretty light at the moment given what a solid 1972 911 project should be going for. Will it meet its reserve price?


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  1. Terrry

    Kudos to the seller for having the gumption to provide us of actual pictures of the car. Regardless however, whatever the car sells for will be less than the cost to restore it. Good luck to the buyer.

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  2. Scuderia

    Parts car….

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  3. ennismotorsports

    Light rust repair? Are we looking at the same listing? 911’s rust from the inside out. I also see rust in the longitudinal which is a major repair. This needs everything. And parts for s Porsche are not cheap. Expect $100,000 to disappear on a proper restoration. Oh, and the one year only oil door adds about 20% over other years. I have a ‘73 Coupe in a great color that is done and ready for less then will sell for plus restoration.

  4. t-bone BOB

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    Valdese, North Carolina

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  5. bobhess bobhess Member

    All I saw was actual pictures of part of the car….Would have been nice to see it cleaned up enough to see what was in the actual pictures provided. Get the idea that under all that dirt is something to work with.

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  6. CJinSD

    A beautiful 1969 911T with celebrity ownership sold at a charity auction for $85K the other day. Maybe sanity it returning to run of the mill air cooled Porsche pricing.

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