1971 was the year when the very first e-mail was sent. Cars, however, were still completely analogue affairs in those days, and maybe that’s what makes them so attractive to classic car enthusiasts today?
This Porsche 911 T was built in 1971 and delivered to the US, from where it was re-imported into Germany 45 years later. It has, of course, the air-cooled 2.2 litre flat-six engine in the rear, which produces 92 kW (125 hp) of power, enough to propel the 1-ton car to a maximum speed of just over 200 km/h. The engine in this specimen appears to have been rebuilt, it looks clean and runs reportedly very smooth.
This F-model was ostensibly a driver, not a collector’s item owned by a Porsche purist: The interior is no longer original, but has been decked out according to the tastes of a previous owner, with bicolour (red/black) decor and period Recaro sports seats, still in good condition, as well as a four-spoke sports steering wheel. Of course, all of this could be converted back if the next keeper prefers a more original look. The gaps are nice and the white paint is not show quality, but still acceptable. The 911 runs on bicolour black and silver Fuchs rims in a decent state of preservation.
A sports car from the pre-digital age, which is no less fun to drive today.
In the late 1950s, Porsche began to develop a successor to the 356, as it had been produced virtually unchanged since 1950 and was technically no longer up-to-date. The new model should be superior to its predecessor in all areas, without sacrificing the typical Porsche design.
It made its debut in 1963 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, labelled Porsche 901. Due to naming rights claims by Peugeot, the “0” in the centre was replaced by a “1”, so that in 1964, the car entered the market as Porsche 911, with a 2-litre six-cylinder boxer engine. In 1966, Porsche expanded its model range to three models.
The models T, L (later replaced by the designation E) and S differed mainly in terms of engine performance and the features’ list. The 911 T was the entry-level. the 911 S the top model. In 1969 the engine capacity was expanded from 1,991 cc to 2,195 cc.
Two years later, there was a further increase in displacement to 2,341 cc. The power output of the engines went up accordingly, so that the top model, the 911 S, took to the streets with 140 kW (190 hp). It should also be mentioned that the wheelbase grew by 5.7 cm as of 1968.