This is the car that started all the madness! We originally purchased this 1972 911 back in 2004 from a broker who had just acquired it from its original owner, Ken Merkle. Ken had ordered it from Wood Imports in Detroit, Michigan, after his 912 turned up missing (read: stolen) one evening. Ken enjoyed this 911, and in the early days of his ownership he went on road trips with other Porsche buddies to Toronto and Chicago.
But time passes. People move, and life goes on. And the memory of a previous car’s disappearance can make it harder to enjoy its replacement. That’s what happened to Ken, life moved on and it got more and more difficult to pull this T out every spring and enjoy it. During the first few years he drove it fairly regularly and by November of 1975, it had accumulated almost 20,000 miles before going into its winter slumber.
Fast forward 29 years. We bought this car (in 2004) with only 35,000 miles on it. Ken had owned it for 33 years before he finally let it go. When we got it, we knew a major service was due from years of sitting. We pulled the engine out and performed a re-seal along with the chain tensioners update. The original paint still was excellent. The interior was all original and it showed only minor wear for its age. We held on to it for many years, driving it occasionally and just plain enjoying it until the persistent hounding from a good friend pried it loose from us in 2011.
Documentation starts with the original window sticker and continues unbroken from there.
VIN #: 9112101591
Fully documented ownership history
Includes original window sticker listing the following options:
Bahia Red/ Black
5 speed transmission ($150)
Forged alloy wheels($493)
Front and rear anti roll bars($88)
Retractable antenna and loud speaker($67)
Air conditioning($779) Factory installed (not dealer added and exceptionally rare)
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