By 1973, the 911 had been in production for nearly a decade and had undergone incremental changes throughout the years but remained largely unchanged from an aesthetic standpoint. 911s from this model year are the last of the long-hood, thin bumper cars and have grown to be highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts alike for their classic early 911 styling and refinements in drivability.
We’ve had a number of highly original, low-mileage early 911s pass through our hands, and Signal Yellow 911T is among the best of them. When it was traded in, the engine was removed to be completely serviced and it was evident that it was entirely original. The cork gaskets, rubber chain ramps, and chain tensioners were updated, a valve adjustment performed and the engine resealed. While the engine was out, the clutch disc was replaced and all the “tins” were powder coated. The chassis was thoroughly degreased and scrubbed down to the original undercoating.
Signal Yellow was one of the rarest colors selected for 1973 and is still an eye-catcher today. A handful of minor rock chips were touched up before the original paint was carefully polished and rubbed back to a showroom finish. This 911T was produced in late 1972, so the eagle-eyed might notice the lack of a side oil door and the small bumperettes. The black leatherette interior was treated to a deep clean to match, and all the hours of refreshing have certainly paid off as this 911T is as stunning now as it was when it was delivered. The Fuchs were previously refinished and compliment the black and chrome exterior trim beautifully.
Its fourth and most recent owner has added approximately 9,000 miles since we first received this 911T and has meticulously cared for it over the years. With just over 43,000 miles on the odometer today, this incredibly well-preserved, well-documented low-mileage 911T is, by all means, an incredible example and a potential preservation winner at any show that it would be shown.
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